Top Ten Tuesday (13): Blogging/Reading Confessions

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It usually takes me 2-4 days to read 300+ page book. There are barriers in my reading time, 1. school 2. school 3. school 4. I really take my time reading. Some books I try to devour on one sitting (happens often especially with helluva awesome books).
Maybe because I am still new (almost 1 year) to this community that's why I sometimes feel a little out of the circle. I am still coping around here, but so far I've already knew and befriend awesome bloggers to keep me inside the circle.
I am good in commenting back, but I lack on the commenting committee. I do read posts and sometimes I hesitate if a simple generic comment like "Great review! I think this book is interesting." something like that feels insincere. But I am sincere! I swear.
I SUCK AT WRITING REVIEWS. That should be the headline OW! I just literally dump my thoughts in one post without even thinking of a pattern or format of how it should be. Then I'll feel a little jealous over some credible reviewers whose reviews are always comprehensible and well-woven. The scenario is: 

*finishes a review* HUZZAAAH I AM THE BEST IN THE WOORRRLD!!! *awkward dance*

*reads someone's review* *slowly backs away* *re-evaluates life* *isolates self on a cave* *never go near technology again*
I really feel bad about this. I should do something to fix this evildoing.
*another shrug*
Sometimes I feel like I am the only one in this world who doesn't go all-heart-eyes on John Green's books. I feel uncomfortable because everyone around me loves his books and I don't. Even my sister nearly choked the hell out of me when I kept telling her I don't like him even his books. I was bored and unaffected with his books. The writing is good, but the emotional transfer never really happened.
Just like now, I didn't intend to write a TTT post. I just woke up today and thought "Let me do a TTT," and then this happened. I basically write whatever pops in my mind. I tried formatting a schedule once for the month of June, but unfortunately I wasn't able to conduct it. (loser).
This is like the bajillionth time I changed template. I tweak here and there. I am never contented of the widgets, graphics, colors etc. I hope to find THAT web design that will last for a long time.
It's sweet if you come to think of it. A guy who's head over heels over a girl, but the thing with most alpha males is that they they tend to be possessive and a little crazy over the heroines which turns to an abusive relationship. Perfect example: Beautiful Disaster. There are new adults with alpha males that have personalities I can endure, but most alpha males are excruciating...but hot. So there's that. Just choose one.
This is everyone's confession. Barely a confession but a matter of fact. When will we ever tame our TBR? Answer:

WHAT'S ON YOUR TOP TEN CONFESSIONS FOR TODAY? DO YOU SEE ANYTHING YOU CAN RELATE TO? DO SHARE! I LOVE READING CONFESSIONS!

21 comments:

  1. I think two days is a great pace for finishing a book. It takes about the same number of days for me to finish one too, maybe longer at times. And yeah, our TBR probably look alike LOL :) Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. 2-4 days to be exact (I forgot to write on the first time). TBR: *high five*

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  2. Love your list :)
    People say I'm a fast reader, but I don't think I am. I'd just rather read than watch TV.
    Cora @ Tea Party Princess

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    1. Oooooh, I often watch too! More on k-dramas and movies! :D

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  3. Wait, two days to finish a book is slow? Welp, I guess I better give up at life. -_- I don't even know who John Green is... Is this something I should know? I totally feel you on the blog design! I just got a new one and I LOVED it when I got it and now I'm looking at it and considering doing something new. I really feel like I need to just -stop- now. I'm okay with alpha males as long as they aren't total jerks, but for some reason a lot of authors can't separate the two... Great list!

    Here are my Confessions!

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    1. I got a little excited over the slow reader part, it was supposed to be an interval like 2-4 days! I changed it now. :D I loved your new design! It looks fresh and fab! F&F! Some alpha males I can tolerate while some..not at all.

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  4. Hahah don't worry about your blog layout it looks fabulous! Though the truth is I always try to tweak my layout as well, so I don't think I should be saying anything aha. And although I'm not a slow reader, it takes me a while to actually find the time to pick up the book and start reading. And I have to agree with you about John Green. The only book I've loved by him is TFIOS, but I also read Looking for Alaska, and it was just eh. I might have to read more by him in order to develop an opinion, but he's not my top favorite author.

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    1. Thank you, Val! :D
      Read 4 books and I already concluded that he'll never be on my top authors. His books (that I read) were just mehhh, some even unbearable.

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  5. Sometimes I'm a slow reader, too. I just got out of a really bad reading & blogging slump, in which I took over a month to read one book (Gone Girl). I liked the book, too, I just got too overwhelmed with work and life.

    And, like you, I never feel satisfied with my reviews. Sometimes I have a lot to say when I'm actually reading the book, but once I'm done and ready to sit down and review it, it feels like homework. I think I'm just going to start writing my reviews as I read, since everything will be fresh in my mind, and I'll be able to vent about my feelings as I feel them, not after.

    I also need a blogging schedule. I do a lot of spur-of-the moment posts, like you, but sometimes I feel that I need more substantial content than just memes, reviews, & blog tours. This is where planning would really help. I'm sorta in the process of re-organizing my life, so hopefully I can tackle this issue as well.

    Great list!

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    1. I hope you do well in organizing your schedule! *Fighting~!* I am kinda bad with those stuff per se. I just son't have a organize bone in me. HA. I think all bloggers think the same way with their reviews. But in the end, expressing is really what matters! :D

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  6. I love your list. Ever one of your confessions I was there with you. Even the John Green thing. Don't get me wrong, I loved The Fault in Our Stars, but I get why you don't like his books. I read Paper Towns and I wasn't in love, it was a nice read, but it was a bit much. Some of his other books I only managed to get a couple of chapters in and gave up because there was no hook. I actually understand.

    And your review thing, I am there. I have no concept of structuring a review. I just type and see what happens, and then I can't be bothered to create a coherent post with logical structuring because I feel it's an achievement that I even wrote a review in the first place so I just post it.

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    1. TRUE THAT! Reviews make me anxious sometimes, I feel like I am not doing my best. :D John Green is a brilliant writer, maybe I just don't like his books and there were times he acted like dense and pedantic over the internet, so that's a plus to my perpetual dislike. OMG I AM SO BAD IM SORRY

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  7. I'm never fully satisfied with my design, either. I absolutely LOVE yours though. It's so simple and understated but beautiful all the same :)

    Great confessions!

    Em @ Books & Cleverness

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    1. *BLUSHES* Thank you! Wow, I felt like I reached a milestone in my life because of your compliment. HEHEHE

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  8. I love your gifs, they made me smile :) And your list is fantastic! I do NOT like Alpha Males either. Blech. And with reviews, it is either super quick, or like, 4 months later and I have forgotten the book! Oh, and for what it's worth, I love your design! But I totally get the never being content thing! I always want to "make it better".

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    1. Thank you! Gifs are precious in every post! :D IKR. Alpha males are scary especially when they act like a jerk :( That's my thing too, I want to make my site looks better... to the point I always tweak it lol

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  9. Why do book bloggers find the best gifs? I'm really loving the TTT posts this week. They're making me smile a lot. Yours is no exception. Thank goodness. I needed some good posts. Oh...and that "bad in commenting" thing? Ya...you're looking at it. That's all me. Elle @ Erratic Project Junkie

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    1. Thankyou! The gifs are my fave part at any of my posts! HAHA. We are all somehow a little bad commenting one way or another! :D

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  10. Oh I am also totally slow when it comes to reading and writing!! I wish I were fast like some people... it's definitely an insecurity of mine so you're not alone. And boo to alpha males!!

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  11. I've only been interested in The fault in our stars. All the other John Green books doesn't speak to me for some reason. Is there any blogger out there with a normal TBR pile? Don't think so! Haha. Alpha males/douche bag love-interest/'boys with haunted past' all those types can just die for me :') don't care about it.

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  12. I don't schedule my posts either. I just like going with the flow and if that means I don't have posts up for like two weeks because I don't want to write anything and I don't have a bank of pre-written posts, then so be it! Blogging is something I do for fun so the last thing I would want is to start treating it like a job or a duty.

    And while I don't hate John Green's books, I don't like them that much either. I did read and like TFIOS and Will Grayson Will Grayson was good but then Katherines and Paper Towns was just ehh. Not my cup of tea. But I do still love all his vlogbrothers videos and all the cool stuff he does! He gets criticized in the media a lot though it's true some of the things he says are a bit condescending and narrow minded but I think he seems like a pretty cool person!

    And um, your blog design is fantastic! I wish my blog looked like yours, it's honestly so pretty! But I get the whole never being satisfied. If I weren't so scared of my code which is such a mess right now, I would probably tweak it a bit because I've had mine for AGES.

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