Reading

Confessions of a Book Reviewer

  • I don’t always remember to write a review after finishing the book. My memory isn’t what it used to be.
  • I copy the same template for all my reviews. My reviews would be a mess if I didn’t structure them.
  • I forget some details. Sometimes I’ve even looked up the protagonist’s first name.
  • I don’t take notes while I read. Maybe I should.
  • I love reviewing physical books. More often than not, they’re fiction. But hopefully one day, I’ll get around to reading more nonfiction.
  • I finish every book. I feel like it isn’t fair to the author or potential readers if I only read and review half the novel.
  • I use the same phrases in my reviews. There are only so many ways to say I recommend a book.
  • I don’t write in books. I can’t do it. At most, I’ll write on a sticky note to mark a specific passage or page.
Reading

Confessions Of A Reader

I confess my reading habits, so you can read my confessions.

  • I don’t always feel like reading. I love a good story as much as the next person. But when I’m mentally exhausted and my eyes are struggling to stay open, I’d prefer to do something that requires less effort on my end. I’m a sensitive person in every regard, my eyes are no exception. 
  • I haven’t read Harry Potter. Ditto for a lot of other popular novels. I’ve been meaning to write a blog post on why I haven’t read HP. Long story short, I blame J.K. Rowling for everyone and their dog butchering my name (Herminia).
  • I try to avoid eBooks or audiobooks. Books are great, don’t get me wrong. There’s just something about the physical copy of a novel that I love. And screen fatigue is a real problem. Also, listening to a story isn’t the same as reading it. I grew up being able to hold a book in my hands and smelling it, turning the pages. I want to grow old doing that too. Imagine me as a old woman with gray hair and bad eyes, squinting at tiny words on pieces of paper.

Confess away if you have anything you need to get off your chest. I promise not to pass judgement.

Blogging

Confessions Of A Blogger

4 years of being a blogger means I have a lot to confess. So here goes…

I’ve never reblogged a post.

I wanted to publish my own, original content way back when I first started. And I’ve stuck by that ever since. So I probably won’t reblog anything ever.

I used to follow everyone who followed me.

I stopped after the first few months. Now I rarely follow anyone. With blogging, I’m extreme when it comes to everything. There’s just no in between.

I wanted to quit from time to time. 

I have no intentions to stop posting right now. Besides, I’d give up a lot before I’d give up blogging.

Confessing is liberating.

Writing

Confessions Of A Writer (Part 2)

Confessing time!

  • I wish I was more active. It’s hard to write and read when running or swimming.
  • I think the writers of Criminal minds are geniuses. Do you know what I’d do to write like that? No, you don’t.
  • In my free time, I watch a bit of everything. It satisfies my thirst for knowledge. And helps expand my imagination.
  • My right hand looks nothing like my left. Scars, blisters, pen marks, you name it, my right hand has it.
  • One summer I read all four Twilight books in 22 days. I can’t read nearly that quickly now.

Want to read part one? Of course you do!

Writing

5 Writing Confessions

Because where else can I confess?

  1. I don’t write every day. Does anyone?
  2. I don’t feel like writing all the time. That wouldn’t be very healthy.
  3. I don’t always follow my own writing advice. So take everything you read on this blog with a grain of salt.
  4. I don’t agree with every bit of feedback I’ve been given. Especially when it comes from someone who hasn’t picked up a book in eight years.
  5. As much as I love writing, it is not my first love or my last. Reading came before it and blogging happened after.
Reading · Writing

Reader Confession

I feel like confessing so here goes…

Whenever I read a sentence in a book I don’t particularly like, I edit it in my head.

Then I read the edited sentence and it sounds better. I’m starting to sound a little pretentious. Notice my modesty there. Modest is my middle name in case you didn’t know.

This is why I take so much longer to read anything nowadays.

You don’t see eight year olds doing this. When I was eight, every book read perfectly.

Separating the writer when you’re a reader is harder than it sounds.

Blogging · Personal Reflection

Embarrassing Confessions

I think most confessions are embarrassing. Well, mine usually are. Then is my title redundant? Probably. Anyway, the first thing I want to say is I usually misspell embarrassing. I always forget the second r. OK maybe the real reason for this is because I don’t actually know how to spell the word correctly, but I’m too embarrassed to admit it. Sad fact since I am a writer and a blogger. Then again, I am human.

My second confession is about to follow. I’m nearly 100 percent sure my blog was running under the wrong timezone. Whoops. I haven’t even noticed my blog was an hour behind until a few days ago. Yes, I only got around to changing my timezone today. Busy girl here.

Finally, I’m ashamed to admit I was unaware of the Admin Color Scheme until five minutes ago. Users>Personal Settings is where you’ll find it. Although if you’ve been blogging for as long as I have, you would think you knew everything WordPress has to offer.

I guess you truly do learn something new everyday.

Reading

Am I The Only One Who Does This?

I always buy books in three.