10 Bookish Confessions

Hello everyone! I want to quit apologizing for not posting so often anymore, but every time I end up writing a blog post, I say sorry. And the thing is, I am sorry. But I wanted to let you guys know of somethings, hence the ~confessions~ title.

Confession #1: It’s making me really, really sad, the fact that no one ever bothers to comment (or even like!) my posts anymore. May has been an all time low for me in terms of blogging feedback. I mean, I know I’ve been blogging less, but even when I do, I’ve never had this little reaction. And it makes me so freaking sad guys. I can’t explain it properly to you.

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Confession #2: I’ve only read 4 books all year. I know. It’s shameful. And again, I hate myself for it. All the books I did read were really good, but it’s depressing. To think that I could read 4 books in two weeks or less in the past makes it even worse.

Confession #3: I get super nostalgic about books. For example, if I see an old book I loved, in that moment I’ll want to reread it and fall in love with it all over again, and sometimes thinking about books I loved makes me sad.

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Confession #4: Most people in my day-to-day life don’t know about this blog. My family knows, and so do my close friends, but I don’t publicize it much in real life. It’s too close to my heart and I feel like people will judge me!

Confession #5: I rarely reread books. Then again, I haven’t had much time to read books in general, but I haven’t reread a book in forever. Maybe the last time I did was in 5th grade? I don’t even know. I really really WANT to, but all these new shiny books are too appealing!

Confession #6: I DO reread passages, though. I have this weird thing where I remember which page/where in the book passages I loved were. So occasionally, I’ll pick up the book and reread those scenes that I loved. Even if it doesn’t give the same effect as rereading the whole thing, I still love doing it.

Confession #7: I love recommending loved ones books, but I hate it when people I don’t like read the books I like. It’s like, if you’re my friend, then I will FORCE you to read it. But if I hate you, I will feel like you don’t deserve to read my favorite books, and it’ll really annoy me.

Confession #8: I don’t like fanfiction. Never read it, I don’t think I ever will. I love fan art, but I just don’t like how people may change characters so dear to my heart, and this may therefore ruin my vision of the characters. Also, I just don’t have the time, haha.

Confession #9: I can’t read (or enjoy reading) when I’m sick, tired, or anytime I don’t feel good. I just can’t. And this is why I’ve been reading so little now. Because even if I’m hating a book, I want to read it when I’m actually awake and processing. I can’t enjoy books when I’m tired and it’ll completely ruin my liking of a book if I’m not feeling good.

Confession #10: The book blogging community has grown so much, I sometimes wonder if my blog even matters. I especially feel this way when I’m feeling down, but I remind myself that my blog is for me and everyone contributes to the blogging world.

Anyway, hope you enjoyed reading all my “confessions”! I’m going to try to continue blogging at least every week from now on, since school is *slightly* calming down (and when I feel better. I’m super sick.)

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21 thoughts on “10 Bookish Confessions

  1. I can relate to a few of these. As far as #10 goes…are you still getting something out of blogging? If you enjoy it and get something out of it, don’t worry about it. It’s what makes YOU happy that matters in the end.

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  2. I’ve had a major lack of interaction on my blog lately as well.. yea, I don’t post regularly (oops) but when I do I think people blindly like a post without even bothering to read it 😦 so I know where you’re coming from!

    Don’t worry.. we all experience lulls in interaction on all medias from time to time.

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  3. Oh honey, I’m sorry that you feel sad sometimes because you feel that your blog doesn’t matter, I’ll let you know my thoughts, I don’t know if it will be worth, but here it goes, I think that most Bloggers in the community feel this way sometimes, although they don’t say it, but in the end your blog is something you should feel proud of, it’s a place to express yourself and feel complete, something that has to make you feel good, just for you, and there will always be someone who will share with you, no matter if they are 1000 people or only 1, anyway count, don’t give up if it’s something that really makes you happy, there will always be better times.❤❤❤😊

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  4. I can relate to a few of these so well! I do want to say that I am sorry you are struggling with feelings regarding your feedback. It is never a good feeling to put so much into something and feel that it goes unnoticed. I know. I have been through it. But Your blog is beautiful and I do not think it is a matter of lack of interest. I think this time is a busy one for many. I notice often that normal commentors just don’t seem to be present. I think many of us are just swamped with life. So please don’t be hard on yourself in regards to this ❤ Keep your head high and hang in! It will pick up. The important thing is to find a way to make sure you enjoy your time here. Sending many positive vibes!

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  5. I relate to a few of these as well. I think as long as you’re still getting something out of blogging and you’re still enjoying it, then you should stick with. Readers come and go, but your words matter forever.

    I’m new to blogging and book reviewing, and am very impressed by your blog. I was wondering if you had any tips for newbie bloggers and book reviewers.

    If you have the time, please check out my blog @breenysbooks. I’d love any feedback. Have a wonderful day.

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  6. I can relate to so many of these, especially feeling like my blog is insignificant or feeling like no one really responds to my blog anymore.
    And with reading books, I’ve not read much this month, and I feel bad, however, I know that as long as I’m reading what I want and I’m enjoying it, it doesn’t matter how much everyone else is reading.

    Have a wonderful day 😀

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