Why The Book-Blogging Life Is So Hard ft. Pretty Books + Cranes.

‘Normal’ people don’t understand, okay? Like honestly. They don’t understand how torturous this life is. It’s worse than being crumpled under a pile of books. Know why?? because it happens to us. Every. Damned. Day. And. . . 1) we stress ourselves — it’s just in our nature okay? 2) We are too desperate for books that we keep adding them to our TBR lists 3) THERE ARE TOO MANY THINGS TO DO, OKAY?

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1. The mental torture of knowing that there are so many books out there but you cannot read them all because MONEY and LIFE and SCHOOL / WORK.

This literally bugs me so much, I know that there are so many books out there that I will never be able to read because TIME. AND I AM NOT INFINITE. AND BOOKS ARE IN HIGH QUANTITY. AND SLEEP. AND SCHOOL. AND EATING BREAKS. KHGDFN

AND IT STRESSES ME OUT SO MUCH. CAN IBHDFKN  I JUST READ THEM ALL??? Please??? I BEG OF THEE?? Can I please please please read all the books because I WANT TO SO BAD BUT THERE ARE JUST TOO MANY!!

I wish that my brain could just absorb all the books that are released because 1) it would be so much quicker, yet we would still be able to read all the books ever 2) it would actually retain the information which would make writing reviews so much easier, 3) seriously, do we need a third reason???

2. SMALL FONTS

And the fact that our eyes are suffering but our brains are happy. I think that pretty covers make up for the damage to our eyes. . .

MY EYESIGHT IS SO BAD THO.

ohoohhhh let’s look at some pretty covers to heal our eyes. . .

Have I read them all though?

. . .  no. . . sorry. . . I’m a failure. . .

3. Rearranging bookshelves. . . .is impossible. . .

Can someone do this for me? Please, I bed if thee…

I cannot do this. EVERY TIME. IT. LOOKS. UGLY. Is this just me?? Please don’t let this only be me!

I cannot rearrange books to SAVE MY LIFE and I just WANT TO BE ABLE TO DO THIS BECAUSE BOOKS ARE MY LIFE AND I WANT MY LIFE TO TOOK NICE OKAY???

Shsjdjdksb *flails*

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4. Moving house is IMPOSSIBLE.

Can. We. Not,

I’m never moving house. Everyone else can move but I’ll just stay where I am because THE WRATH OF MY BOOKS MAY NOT BE DISTURBED, okay?

5. Huge books that require a CRANE to lift.

MY!! DIDDY!! ARMS!! CANNOT!! DO!! THIS!! OKAY!! HELP!! ME!!

Not all bookworms are also bodybuilders, though, I’m surprised that we all aren’t by now. Some books genuinely weigh a tonne, and well, my arms aren’t that strong okay and when I try and carry it from my shelf to sit down my arms just snap and FGDHBK the book is broken* and my for baby book!!!**

So, alas, I need a crane. Maybe I can ask Santa??

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CRANES @ ME

*can books break like this?? I say yes. **okay I just prioritised books over my SNAPPED ARMS I must love them so much. I DO. NEVER DOUBT THIS.

6. TRYING—AND FAILING—TO FIT ALL THE BOOKS ON THE SHELF.

Okay, this can be simply solved: buy a new bookshelf.

BUT if I’m buying a new shelf. . . IMAGINE ALL THE BOOKS I COULD GET INSTEAD!!!!!!!!

And, who really needs a floor?? Aren’t floors MEANT to be used to put things on?? Floors aren’t even pretty so books will make the floor of my cave look nice!!! P R O B L E M  S O L V E D.IMG_1882

7. You have so many expectations for your blog AND YOU HAVE NO TIME.

REYSDFBHJKNVHRUDFJKNVC I literally want to be posting two discussions a week, reading books/writing reviews, doing all the tags ever, and posing about general nonsense like I like to do.

BUT. FOR SOME REASON I CANNOT DO THIS ALL.

WHY IS THAT?? IDK. WHY DO I NOT KNOW?? WHO KNOWS. DFJKNCVX SOMEONE HELP ME KNOW.

8. ARE YOUR REVIEWS EVEN CRITICAL ENOUGH?? CONSTANT WORRY.

I worry about this so much I cannot even explain. I’ve mentioned this before a bit in posts from not too long ago, but I have to literally MAKE MYSELF reflect on the book because otherwise, I end up just screaming “OMG THIS BOOK I LOVE IT” to the whole world and have no other opinion other than “THIS IS A MASTERPIECE!”

WHY!! DO!! I!! DO!! THIS!!

I DO NOT KNOW!!!!

I feel like I just always want to love a book and then in reviews I just focus on the positives??????????????? IDK. Oh, I don’t know! Does anyone else get this?

9. Literally having to try and find inspiration for posts.

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Sometimes. Ideas. Just. Run. Away. From. Me. And. I. Don’t. Know. Why.

I’m not scary!! Well. .. I’m not unless you:

  • try and steal my books.
  • take a book but not give it back
  • damage my books.
  • disrespect books.
  • Say reading is bad.
  • Say books are bad.
  • eat cake and not give me any.
  • steal my cake.

10. Having to cope with all the emotions of HARD-HITTING BOOKS.

does this even need an explanation?

Sometimes we jsut love to cry over books and it hurts so much.

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36 thoughts on “Why The Book-Blogging Life Is So Hard ft. Pretty Books + Cranes.”

  1. HAHAHA I AIN’T EVEN TRYING ANYMORE cause it’s killing me and my goal for this year is mental health. On a serious note, I am trying more to just take everything slow and steady instead of doing everything and then burning myself out. Just enjoying the flow I guess 😄

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    1. That’s what I’m trying to do too! I’ve known since the very beginning of me tatting a blog that this is the year that I probably won’t be able to really push my blogging throughout the year, since during the summer I have exams, and then I start college and really need to focus and I don’t know how much time I’d have.
      Don’t try and push yourself! Make sure that YOU are happy, and doing things at your pace and focus on yourself above your blog!

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  2. this is SOOOO TRUEEE omg!!! I’m having a really tough time balancing blogging with other aspects of my life. hopefully the week off school will let me write more posts in advance??? or actually, you know, PLAN WHAT POSTS I’M WRITING JAL;SDJFLAKSJDF.

    also!! I love to write reviews (usually) but I find no motivation or don’t find my reviews very funny so I struggle with them! and I have no time either al;skjdf. but YES to finding no inspiration for my posts! I usually have a plan of what next month’s posts are going to be but nowadays, I do not. WHY

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    1. YESSS AHAHAH WE JUST NEED MORE TIMEEEEE.
      SAMEEEEE, all my plans fo future posts have gone out the window along with my hopes and dreams of ever writing funny reviews 😦 😦 can my life just get organised for me?

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  3. Yes to… ALL THESE POINTS? My nightmare is really of moving my house and for some kind of obscure force magic trick, a box of my books disappear into nothing.
    And point one is so unfair. There’re so many beautiful books in the world and my life is not allowing me to read as mucch as I would love 😦

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  4. YES. YES. AND YES.

    I got my third bookcase like two or three months ago? And I already need another one.
    Or more like, I had seven? shelves with my TBR and now I’m getting more read books – but unread books are still being added because you know. addiction. But I HAVE to rearrange my bookshelves because I have to add my read books to the read shelves and.. NOOOOOO.

    *cannot handle*

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  5. Point #8 is me… I can never really critically analyse a book… Its too much about feelings for me.. And if i really love a book (which usually means I wept through it), then my review is all about gushing… And I dont even notice any small faults in the plot or characters… So, I kinda feel inadequate and question if I am really a proper book blogger if I cant analyse objectively…

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  6. So true! Loving books is a blessing and a curse, and I’m not even being dramatic!

    Writing reviews is just awful because I know someone has worked hard on it but at the same time I need to get across the reasons I didn’t like it but still trying to be respectful and still mentioning all the things I did like urghhhh.

    Inspiration for posts is another killer. I literally get ideas at the most random time and then have to quickly draft the post there and then before the idea is carried downstream in the gushing river of my CHAOTIC THOUGHTS.

    10/10 relatable post!!

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    1. hHAHAHAH YES. People think that we all overreact when we say this. But we’re not kidding. ahah.

      Exactly. I hate being harsh, but then I dont want to say “this BOOK WAS PERFECT” to every single book that I read.

      YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!!! And sometimes my hands can’t keep up with what my brain is wanting to write down so it takes 2x the amount of time it should to get anything down!

      Thank you so much!!!

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  7. I relate to quite a lot of these and I’m not even a book blogger!! Number 7 was SO true, especially lately. I just want to do everything for my blog but I just can’t!! It’s so fustrating😭 And number 1 is basically my life. I want ALL THE BOOKS and I want them now but…*opens purse to see there’s 20p and a old receipt* and….*asks parent and gets let down gently* And how dare life get in the way? And school? They’re so inconsiderate😒😂

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    1. I know right???!?! so frustrating!! I want to blog all the time but I just CANNOT.
      AHAHHAHA *doesn’t even have 5p* *has 32586 old receipts*
      URGH I KNOW WHY DOES THE GOVERNMENT MAKE US EDUCATED AND INTELLIGENT??? ITS JUST IN MY WAY!!

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