Monday, August 6, 2012

"Musing Mondays"

This week MizB's musing, courtesy of, asks:
What attracts you to a book blog? What puts you off in a book blog? Do you share personal stuff on your book blog?
Hmmm...What attracts me to a book blog is... the book reviews and things having to do with books. I enjoy the book memes such as this one that MizB hosts each week. 
What puts me off in a book blog is... if the reviews are long and drawn out. I like more of a short and to the point book review.  Just give me the facts, let me know if you liked the book. I am also put off if the books being read are not a genre I read. (examples: paranormal, witches, wizards, erotica) those books and book blogs just don't interest me.
Do I share personal stuff on my book blog? On my Book Lust Journal, where I post all my book reviews,  I do share personal stuff occasionally, but not often. 
What attracts you to a book blog, and do you get personal on your blog?
P.S. After visiting a few blogs, I must say I am turned off with Word Verification. Those crazy words are difficult to figure out. So for future if there is Word Verification I will not be commenting. Sorry that is just my opinion, but figure I am entitled to it. If my blog has it please leave me know. Thank you.


  1. Hmmm.. Maybe my reviews are too long...hmmmm :-)

  2. I'm trying to make my reviews shorter but sometimes it's hard. Your list of don't read genres is close to mine. Have a great week, Ann!

  3. I agree with you. I'd rather read a concise to the point review. That's one of the reasons I changed my format so that visitors can see right away what rating I gave it. Like you, I'm not into the new rave genre of reads, however, in my travels, it seems blogs of that genre are out numbering blogs like ours.

  4. I dislike the Word Verification too and started to put that in my post. I like short review too. I never read all of the long one. Thanks for visiting.

  5. Yeah I agree with you on the dislikes, I don't like long reviews or word verification. Sometimes it takes me like 5 or 6 different tries lol.

  6. I agree with you about the word verification, especially the Blogger Captcha that is almost impossible for my elderly eyes to read! lol

    Sometimes it takes two or three tries before I get it right!


  7. Yes! Completely agree about Word Verification. So frustrating.

  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

    I agree with all the points you've made in your own entry, including the word verification! I get so annoyed when I have to type those 2-3 times to get them right.

  9. You're right, sometimes reviews can get a bit too long. If they are too long, tend to skim them instead. Thanks for visiting!

  10. YES! Word Verification as always been a pain, but this new version! AWFUL.

  11. I like your new blog look Gigi Ann! Too cute and perfect for your Austen reading month :)
    I have to admit I'm guilty of writing up long book reviews....I just can't help myself :P
    I dislike word verification as well.
    I enjoy book blogs that are entertaining with well written reviews.

  12. Hi! Thanks for the visit to my blog!

    "What puts me off in a book blog is... if the reviews are long and drawn out."

    Oh I'm in trouble then! I have a tendency to write long reviews but that's because I have got so many things to say!