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15 Day Book Blogging Challenge|Day Twelve

15-Day-ChallengeHow Do You Fight Blogger Fatigue?

I time this one pretty well, actually.

Blogger Fatigue affects us all. Sometimes we feel there’s only so much to say, or that we’re just repeating the same thing in different ways.

I like challenges like this one. For 15 days, at least, I know I’ll have something new to say. It’s a nice break from the usual writer’s rambling, and sometimes they spark new ideas.

I signed up for VEDA (Vlog Everyday in August). I’ll be posting the videos here as well as to YouTube. VEDA offers prompts every day, so I won’t have to scrounge around for topics. The best part is you’ll be coming with me to DragonCon at the end of the month, so who knows where I’ll be when I record the final blogs.

In addition to VEDA, there may even be a guest post from one of my fabulous new author friends.

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15 Day Book Blogging Challenge|Days Ten & Nine

No one said they had to be consecutive days, right?

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How Do You Choose Which Book to Read Next and Why Do You Blog About Books?

Choosing a book is a long and time-honored ritual. First, it involves me absolutely obsessing over a book. Usually, this is because the book had not yet been released and I’m cursed (blessed) with too many talented friends and acquaintances.

If the book HAS been released, I consult my bank account and determine if I can spend a another week’s gas allowance on books and get away with it.

Once I’m in the bookstore, I WANDER. I’ll head straight for the target book, cradle it, and proceed to examine its fellows for similarly worthy content.

Then I’ll spend another two hours looking at things before checking out.

Honestly, all of my recommendations lately have come from Twitter. I’ve gotten to talk to dozens of writers I’d never have met otherwise, and some (most) of their books sound amazing. I’ve recently started using GoodReads to keep up with all my wants. My list of books is so long, I often forget what I want. Especially with Barnes and Noble being less awesome about stocking things.

The other day I went in for The Madman’s Daughter and Born of Illusion.

I got Born of Illusion and Something Strange and Deadly because I kept looking at it on the shelf. So far, it’s wonderful.

And hey, I’m not really a book blogger. I blog about my book, my writing process, my life in the Query Trenches, but I don’t spend a lot of time reviewing other people’s books. I’m thinking I should start. I have a lot of super talented and amazing friends who write amazing books. Maybe I’ll make it a monthly thing, a Things I’m Into sort of post.

Is that something you guys would be interested in reading? What’s your book selection process?

Only five days to go!

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15 Day Book Blogging Challege|DAY SEVEN

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Talk about your blogging quirks!

I tend to ramble. A lot. I usually don’t have a structured blog set-up, I’ve no idea what I’ll post from day-to-day (or week-to-week), and sometimes I get sidetracked and don’t get all my blog ideas out. Other than that, I don’t know if I have any quirks or not.

I blog at my desk at whatever time is most convenient.

What about you? What are your blogging quirks?

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15 Day Book Blogging Challenge!|Day One

I saw April C. (@booksandwine on Twitter) post this 15 Book Blogging Challenge and I thought it’d be something interesting to try. It won’t be daily, and I don’t know that I can answer all 15, but there’s only so much talk about writing that I can do. Seeing as I read obsessively, this will work out just fine! 15-Day-Challenge

Day One: Make 15 book-related confessions

1) I have book guilt. I own so many books, and keep buying more, and I feel terrible for not finishing the ones I have. Or not starting them, in most cases. Due to the new budget (IE, No books) I’m hoping to solve this problem.

2) I love interesting villains. Don’t just be evil because. Have a reason. That’s the way to my heart.

3) I COMPLETELY judge books by their covers. I’m obsessed with typography and the prettier the book, the more likely I am to buy it.

4) Delilah S. Dawson’s Blud series are the first Romance book I’ve read. Turns out I didn’t hate Romance, I just hate Romance without plot. Also bludbunnies. And killer world-building.

5) I’ve been getting more into science books lately. Not science-fiction, but actual science study. I’m a sucker for 1800s surgical theatre and psychology.

6) If your MC has a silly name, I probably won’t take your book seriously. I’m looking at you, Theseus Cassio. (Anna Dressed in Blood was still pretty good, but that name…)

7) Last year, a survey said the average American reads 6 books a year. I read 156, ebooks and physical.

8) I don’t think I’ll ever be 100% ok with ebooks, but I’m coming around.

9) I can’t check books out of libraries. I am forever unwilling to give them back.

10) There’s nothing I love more than reading crime novels and thrillers in public, in the prettiest dress I own.

11) I must have adult supervision any time I’m in a bookstore, even though I’m 24. I’ve been known to spend hours wandering in them after a promise of only being a few minutes.

12) I just don’t get science-fiction.

13) The three things that get me are broken hearts, kickass MCs, and supernatural things. Needless to say, In The Shadow of Blackbirds destroyed me.

14) I still don’t like Pride and Prejudice, but I did love the Lizzie Bennett Diaries.

15) I faked my way through American lit in college. I hate 90% of Old White Men writers. Faulkner only gets a pass for “A Rose for Emily.”

BONUS: Never, ever insult Charles Dickins on a subway in London.

What are YOUR book-related confessions? Feel free to comment below, and check out the original post by April here, GOOD BOOKS GOOD WINE.

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