I remember, last year, when I was jealous of everyone preparing for YALC, gushing about it everywhere and I was at home, at work - anywhere but in London. This year is different though! I got my ticket, booked my train and my hotel and am in full-on prep mode! I've looked up some posts and decided to combine all the interesting tips I could find. Because if you're going, or maybe someday going to a book convention, you might need these as well!
"Why am I bothering..", "Is this going to get any better?", "Why are you so.. annoying..?!", "Okay, this is boring.." and so on. Sometimes we read on, maybe we end up being happy about it. Maybe we feel as if we wasted our precious reading time. Maybe we should've thrown it on our "DNF"-pile. But when do we go as far as doing that?
Do you have trouble writing reviews? Are the meh-ones the hardest? Or maybe the bad ones? Are you doubting the way you write reviews? Maybe you sometimes forget characters' names or certain events / topics you wanted to mention? Or, better yet, you simply forget to review a certain book until way too late?
We all know them, triggers mentioned in reviews so we are aware of them in case there are things present we might not be able to cope with. Some view these as necessary, others claim them to be spoilers and rather not know them.
It definitely isn't a rare subject anymore lately. More and more, people have been talking about how they're experiencing the pressure of blogging. We all know it isn't only the outside pressure, but mainly the pressure we put on ourselves.
TBR vs. TBR jar vs. mood reading: what's your style?
Discussion: My pet peeves when it comes to reviews.