Oh it's been quite a while since a rant, eh?
So let's jump right in: Book Tags are one of the most difficult things in the world for me to do. I just have the kind of stress that no one ever talks about so I'm like, "is this all in my head?"
From what I've seen, people love book tags! They're like memes but there isn't a set day so it doesn't bug the crap out of me when I'm scrolling through my feed. Book tags are also specifically designed for me to talk shit about a book [and for it to be okay because... BOOK TAG!]
|Oh, Cassie [I'm still not alright with Gen 1 moving on]|
The graphic not being visually clear.
This one makes me want to scream. No matter how well I create the image, when I stick it in Blogger, it does a freaking Instagram [lowers the quality] and makes for a very angry Nova. Now you could say, "why not just use text? Skip the graphic!"
And I'd be like:
I guess part of it is my fault - I like things done a certain way. Since I've done all my book tags with graphics, I don't think I could start doing them without because that's weird. Also, there's a joy I get in making the graphics [not that there's much creativity - I use the same template.]
The amount of books I've read is sad.
I see someone who's read over a thousand books laugh at me from their book castle. Truth is, I've only read like 300 books and even worse, only remember... maybe, half of that? Jeez, I'm getting old and I'm only fifteen. I'm also really fussy with books - or I've become fussy so when the question is like, "list a book that had a forbidden romance you liked." [Lolol, Book tag, you think I read forbidden romance! Even more lolol, you think I like it!]
Am I not a true booknerd? Of course not! Anyone who says otherwise can challenge me to a flailing contest and epically get kicked in their deckled edges. However, you're going to see some overlap in book tags that I do. For example, if you find the Book Tag label, I'm pretty sure one [or more] of Leigh Bardugo's books are in each tag. I have no shame for this -
You might call me a fan.
This is the biggest reason book tags are difficult. How do you guys read so much and read such different stuff? [Or maybe I'm a stuffy grandma. I should get the cauliflower Asian hair now.]
I always feel so unoriginal!
Sometimes, when I do a book tag that's pretty narrow in choices, it makes me feel like I'm doing a meme and that sucks! Like for the Find Me book tag, the question was "find a book with headphones on the cover." UHHHH, THIS SONG WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE? Guess how many other people thought of the same book?
I'm not as much of a special snowflake as I'd initially thought.
So with that in mind, I'm always like, "what's the most original book I can think of?" That's partly why it seems like I've never read anything. A) I haven't read that much and B) I'm also really picky. This is just a recipe for disaster for someone like me. Sometimes, I'll go to my shelf and pick out a book from there because I cannot think of something. And even worse, sometimes, I'll change the question to suit my thirst to be different. That's when things get reaaaaal.
Instagram Book Tags = me lazy as f
On instagram, book tags are more like "take a picture of a book with these qualifications." Something like, "your current read" or "your fave author!" [Current read is a mess to deal with because I finish books in two hours so I would have to take a picture of a book I haven't started and post it at the right time - when I'm actually reading it. My fave author? WHAT EVIL BEING WOULD ASK SUCH A QUESTION?]
Sorry guys, most of the time, I think up concepts on random. Doing a book shoot for a specific reason seems limiting to me which is why I'm always behind on book tags. Sometimes, I'll get lucky and my vision will match up with a tag [boo-yeah!] but that's very rarely.
Most of the time, it's just me going with it. I don't like taking pictures of series because I have to carry them outside and back in. Plus, I don't have any series where all the covers match and all the editions match. [I constantly mourn my HP collection because it's so bad.]
Welp. Thanks guys for listening to me rant. This is therapeutic, if you haven't try it, I strongly suggest it. [Also aromatherapy - bath and body works candles, you are my reason for still being