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Oh yeah, baby. Today we’re talking about those things that drive a book blogger to drink or consume massive amounts of chocolate.
Top Ten Book Blogger’s Pet Peeves
I could only muscle up seven. So counting down…
#7 – That haul post video from the summer of 2012 where those two sisters picked up duplicates of ARCs from the ALA Conference in Anaheim, CA. The only reason just about everyone knows about it is because they were kind enough to share a very long vlog showcasing every book. Thank goodness that bad blogger behavior has stopped… I hope!
#6 – Spam in my comments – seriously? There’s a person named “some famous person naked” commenting on my old posts? I don’t find too many of those but they’re starting to creep in daily. I almost don’t want to talk about it for fear of more spam.
#5 – WordPress and double spacing lines (aka “ ”). If you have no idea what I’m talking about, you’re lucky, don’t worry about it. Double spacing and getting it to hold is the bane of my existence.
#4 – Authors behaving badly – I’ve kind of stopped keeping track of them but I DO watch out for them! I have a few friends on Goodreads that have these great shelves called “will never read” or something like that. I’m still sickened from the time the one reviewer/blogger’s personal information was made public by authors. WTH?
#3 – Any reviewer/reader on Goodreads who continues to read and review an author’s book/series when they clearly don’t like the books, especially after they slammed the first book. And yet they continue to bash the rest of the series. That reader just needs to stop reading that author! Seriously!! Another, WTH???
#2 – CAPTCHA – It’s a royal pain and I know y’all need it to prevent spam but I can’t comment on your blogs from my iPad or phone if you have it on. Sorry, no comment for you (but you get a page view!)
And last but not least, and this might surprise some of my friends who use these…
#1 – .gif’s – grrrrrrrr….
I’m like the little boy driving the gator, I just want to run over reviewers who only write reviews in .gifs. I know you’ve seen them on Goodreads. They take up entire multiple screen scrolls just to get to actual reviews. And why do they have to be the first reviews?! UGH, move over, let someone who can put words together through. By the way, where do y’all find all these clever little things?! I had the absolute hardest time finding any!!!
… I’ve got to go hit the chocolate.