I missed my own bloggy birthday back in May. I guess it's like that when you're too busy blogging and living life! I've also reached another milestone. I've gotten over 1000 GFC followers! Yay! Thank you so much for following my blog! I appreciate each and every one of my followers and supporters. I owe you guys and gals a giveaway! (It will happen very soon, so look out!)
When I first got back into reading I said I liked and would read everything. But 300 some books later in the span of 2 years and I've developed a difference in taste. Blogging and keeping a journal of my reads have taught me a lot about myself as a reader. I've learned:
I'll never win the Marathon- I do not like EPIC style writing. When it takes a whole paragraph to describe a field of grass, dear lord help me...I can't read it.
Talk that talk- 3rd person is impersonal. I never really connect to the characters of stories and these novels and rarely rate them over three.
Soap Operas are better on television- Series that go on too long or don't have a projected end, tires me out before I even pick up the first book.
Oh and drama...*rolls eyes* I read to escape all that not find it between the pages. I can only take it in small doses.
Kicking the one legged blind dog- I've noticed that a lot of contemporary novels, with no romantic elements, have a series of unfortunate events that are downright morbidly depressing. I tend to steer away from books that are sad, sad, and more sad.
The tongue in Cheek black comedy- It's not funny when said aloud and it's downright despicable written down.
Plot holes are tricky to narrative- When the world building isn't solid and you only focus on the main story. For shame. I read this one book and felt like the author was insulting my intelligence by not explaining.
Too Many Characters- If I have to keep a notebook just to track of who said what.....forget about it.
The number one thing I hate is when I'm reading a physical book and tap the bottom of the page instead of just turning. That tells me I've been reading far too many ebooks lately.
Not making break up easy- If I sign up as a tour host and after 6 months find that none of the books presented interests me, it's time to break up. Blog tour hosts with no way out. I.E. no unsubscribe button irritates me to no end.
That's just my personal taste.
I've also learned some things about myself. I am not merely a book blogger. The better suited title should be lifestyle blogger. I blog about art, entertainment, fashion, books, fitness, pretty much whatever tickles my fancy. I've found that my blog is an excellent source for setting personal goals and an outlet for gaining online support and momentum.
I've also learned that I'm happy. I've truly happy with where I am in life. Perusing fashion is still the goal and I'm enjoying the chase.
Are you a blogger? Have you learned things about yourself or habits while chatting to the world wide web?