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.
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?