The Seven Deadly Sins of Book Blogger

Friday, October 17, 2014

Today, we are talking about the seven deadly sins of a book blogger. We've all committed these terrible sins at one time or another. *There are Harry Potter spoilers in #5 just so you are aware!*

1. Blog Envy
It's simple. I look at your blog, and I think if only I could afford the $200 layout with all the bells and whistles, I would be flying high among the book blogging gods, and my blog might look just as good as yours.

2. Book Shaming
I'm sitting on the bus or the train, or biding my time in the waiting room and I see you take out Twilight and shamelessly gorge on its terribly constructed plot, and snub my nose at you, because you obviously don't know the difference between good and bad literature.

3. Laziness
Should I blog today? Oh, I have so many reviews and memes to write. Le sigh. How about instead, I binge watching all of Once Upon a Time, The Blacklist, and then add Merlin in for good measure because five seasons of episodes just weren't enough.

4. Book Buying Addictions
Hello, my name is Amanda, and I'm a book buying addict. The energy coursing through your veins at the moment of purchase is like a high. It makes you smile and possibly make bursts of giggles bubble out of you, but when the end of the month comes, your empty stomach may scream bloody murder at you for your ill-made financial decisions.

5. Blatant Spoiler
Oh my gosh you just started Harry Potter? I bawled when Sirius, Dumbledore, and Snape died. I cried buckets of tears! Oh, you're only on The Goblet of Fire? Whoopsy, my bad.

6. Book Gluttony
*Browsing NetGalley* OOOOoooo Heir of Fire looks so good! I haven't even read Throne of Glass, but I'm sure I will once I get around to it! Let's request it even though I don't think I'm going to get around to it by the release date. But hey that's just one less book I have to buy, even though I'm sure there are other people who are just dying for a copy of this book! (*can you tell I'm a little bitter about this?*)

7. Prideful Reader
You mean you didn't understand James Joyce's Ulysses? I mean wasn't it completely obvious? Well, maybe you're just more of a bestseller kind of reader. Leave the other stuff to us more literary folk.


As I'm sure you can tell, a couple of these hit a nerve, and this possibly acts as a bit of a book blogger's pet peeves at times lol. I hope you enjoyed it!
How many of these seven deadly book blogger sins are you guilty of? Do you think there should be other sins added to the pile?

18 comments:

  1. *sensing tons of bitterness over Heir of Fire mishaps* hahaha loved this article, hun! I giggled a bit! ;)

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    1. hahaha I had to put that one in It's one of my biggest pet peeves haha! I'm glad it could make you laugh!

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  2. I'm guilty of most of these. *hangs head in shame*

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  3. Number 3! I suffer from laziness all the time. I have 5 reviews to write but I can't get myself to start typing. What's worse is I just keep reading. I'm about to add a 6th book into that pile of unwritten reviews... Ahh....

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    1. There was a point that I had three books to review and five memes to write... and I finally had to sit down and do it all. Believe me, I know your pain!

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  4. This is me summed up in a blog post!
    Great post!

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  5. guilty of 'em all.

    adding on the Envy section, I am envious of bloggers who have a post every day! how the hell do they do that?? *whine*

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    1. Yes! That too!!! I have no idea how they do that, especially if there is only one person on that blog.

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  6. OH MY GOD. DUMBLEDORE DIES?! HEY I REALLY AM ONLY ON GOBLET OF FIRE. *throws things at you* Hehe. Don't freak out. ;-) I actually already know everyone who dies, but I blame myself because I'm like 10 years late to the fandom. So I take it. I take aaaall the spoilers in silence. #6 bugs me for sure. Not that I've had too many bad experiences, but I NEVER get the books I request on netgalley. I assume they've all been used up already or something. But gosh, it's just an ebook! Why can't there be more? *wails* And I'm forever jealous of really sleek awesome blog designs. ;-) One day....

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    1. Oh my gosh. I was about to feel soooo bad lol! Yeah, when they deny your request via NetGalley, that means they've already given out the allotted number of ecopies. Which is why it drives me so crazy. I don't mind people who request a third book in the series without having read the others, but they at least need to make a huge effort toward at least getting to the requested book before the release date.

      Thanks for commenting, Cait! :)

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  7. DEFINITELY #4...and #3...and #2 and #1. Not quite so much on the others. (At least, I hope not.) But I comfort myself, on Nos. 1 and 4, that I'm a cheapskate. I still buy way too many books, but at least I buy the majority of them at $2-$3 each. Great list! :)

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    1. Well, that's awesome! If I could find good books for that cheap I would be all over that too! :)

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    2. I wait for the really good 40-45% off sales at Better World Books and then get a ton of books (mostly hardcovers) at once. Plus a few visits to my local used bookstore, Goodwill, etc. :)

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  8. I'm slightly guilty of blog envy. I am scared that I may give in and starting changing things up too often :(. I am ALWAYS guilty of book shaming... especially if someone is reading Twilght or 50 Shades of Grey (originally a twlight fanfic I've heard). I am super cheap so while I don't buy books until they go on sale, I have a to-read list on Goodreads for this year and next year. For months I have banned myself from adding more books :(

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    1. I'm right there with you! For so long I have had blog envy, though I'm finally getting over it because I decided to pay a book blogger to make me a new layout. I'm so excited!

      Don't tell other book bloggers this, because they may shun me, but Twilight and 50 Shades is totally okay to be snobbish about not reading them. However, when I do talk to someone who is reading them, I very discreetly or maybe not so discreetly give them a hundred book recommendations so that they can read good literature.

      I have done so well at not buying books lately. I've only bought 5 books in the last two months!! That's AMAZING for me!

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  9. I'm totally guilty of 2, 3, & 4. Especially 3 though as I'm easily distracted. It's always "I just need to do this one thing, and then I'll finish the book I'm supposed to be doing a review for today." *5+ hours later* Oh no! I didn't mean to spend so much time looking through other blogs, or reading random stories online, or wandering through this neat little antique store...

    I also have way too many books I haven't read yet. Picked up a bunch more at the library's used book sale this month. My TBR pile is literally 800+ books on my Kindle and my bookshelf of unread books at home. At least all of them have been either free or less than $4. Only problem with the free ones is then I tend to snatch up anything that looks even Slightly interesting. And this would be why my TBR pile is of epic proportions!

    I don't do 6 though. Won't request a book unless I'm sure I'll have time to finish and review it. I don't want to be greedy.

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    1. I'm right there with you! My TBR pile is a MOUNTAIN! I swear it has a major resemblance to Erebor or Mount Doom (but I think Erebor is bigger lol).

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