Monday, February 10, 2014

[Coffee Shop Talks] Book Blogging Expectations

Yes and no....but mostly yes. I didn't have a lot of expectations when it came to book blogging. I just knew that I loved reading and liked the idea of having another way to share my reviews outside of Goodreads. I also knew that advanced reader copies were an incentive and that's something I was really looking forward to. I was always so jealous when other readers bragged about receiving them =) 

What I didn't expect was review copy overload. I'd see a book that I just had to read...even though I already had so many other ARCs that needed to be read first...and then it became hard to keep up with them all. And I still do it! Don't ask me why. Honestly, there are some days that book blogging feels more like a chore than the fun hobby that it started out as. But I still love it and don't see myself stopping anytime soon.



Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads said...

I've been there too! It's great to get those ARC's but it's so easy to get overwhelmed by them. It seems like last year I read more books because I said I would than books that I actually had marked to read. At one point I had so many I had to make a list and read them one after another to get their reviews out on time. That's not how I like to read. I've decided to cut back on ARC's and review requests this year to get to books that I've been wanting to read and just didn't have time to get to.

Carmel @ Rabid Reads said...

I didn't really have many expectations going in. I was already posting reviews on Amazon so it was just a natural progression for me. Plus, I have a gf who also blogs, so I thought why not! And, here I am, 3 years later, and still going strong!

Danielle Romero said...

Great CST post! I totally agree on being torn between books you really wanna read and your ARC pile lol

Nette Silveira said...

Totally with you on that! I'm glad I'm not the only one who gets review copy overload. I've tried to scale back but I still load stuff onto my plate! As if having kids, a job and volunteering at my kid's school isn't enough! =)

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