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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Reading Blogs & Eating Popcorn #2

Reading Blogs & Eating Popcorn is a weekly feature here at Ruby's Books, in which I share some of the posts written by other fellow book bloggers over the last week, posts that I loved so much I have to share. 



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The first post comes from JoV from JoV's Book Pyramid. If you haven't heard yet, Google Readers will become history after July 1st. I was sad and disappointed and a little panicked to be honest. If you're wondering "what now?" JoV shares a few alternatives to Google Reader. 


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The next post is from Debbie from Snuggly Oranges. It's about social awkwardness and it actually hits right in the center of my being. Here's the thing. I'm not antisocial. I love talking and socializing and meeting new people and everything socializing implies. But when I have to choose between going out on a Friday night with friends and stay at home and read, the second option wins almost every time. I said once that I'm not a picky reader. I'm not and I think if you check the books I've reviewed, you can see that. When it comes to music though, the subject changes. If I go out, the music has to be perfect. I have to like the music in order to feel good. If I don't like the music, the night is pretty much destroyed for me. I'm weird that way, yes *blush*


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Michelle from Pink Polka Dot Book Blog (along with other bloggers) talks about DNFs and how books end up in that pile. It's always difficult to DNF a book, at least it is for me. It's also very difficult to specifically define what it takes for me to say "Ok, I can't read this book, I give up". Sometimes it's bad grammar that even I can spot, sometimes it's the fact that things are so weird, I'm cross-eyed trying to figure it out and understand it. I don't care about historical accuracy. If I want that, I'll go read a text book. It has nothing to do with accuracy, but sometimes the plot, subplots, mini-plots and everything in between are just so tangled, nothing makes sense. Or I have those "Oh, come on!" moments, when even I wouldn't buy half of the things that happen. Again, nothing to do with historical accuracy. And it happens in SciFi/fantasy, paranormal, contemporary, any genre. So the fact that it's all real or in another universe has nothing to do with that. Other times it's just a... sort of emptiness. I can't connect with the characters or the story. They're just not for me and that's that :P


6 comments:

  1. Aww, thank you for mentioning my post!

    I'm very much socially awkward too. I really like to do things with my friends, but to be honest I prefer the quiet nights of just watching movies together to the going out in loud clubs kind of nights. The party-all-night-studentlife doesn't very much agree with me (:

    I hope you're enjoying Dreamfever, that book is awesome.

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    1. So far I like the book. More than the previous ones, to be honest.

      I didn't understand the "let's have a party everyday" student motto. And I need my sleep too much to give it up for bad music and alcohol. I would give up my sleep for books though :P

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    2. Haha, yeah. I tried the drinking game routine but actually found it boring. Never knew I could be that bored while tipsy.

      At least staying up late to finish a book is always exciting.

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    3. And you don't feel sick the next day... just a little tired. And sometimes I get that urge to smack myself for finishing a book way too fast, because usually there's another one coming after that...next year *le sigh*

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  2. Thanks for mentioning my post!!! Very nice of you :) I agree with you about socially awkwardness! I love going out with my friends, but when it doesn't work out and I end up staying home I get a little excited bc I know it's just going to be me and my TV shows and my blog and my book... I guess I'm a nerd that way :)

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    1. Hey, better to come across as a nerd, than pissing everyone off because I don't feel good, right? :D

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