Tuesday, 13 August 2019

TMST


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August 13th: What mistakes have you learned to stop repeating when it comes to reading and blogging?

To read on...I do make that mistake now again, but for the most I have learned to actually STOP when a book is not for me. I just do not have time to read books that do not interest me, that are boring or that I want to throw at the wall.

To stop responding to everything. I guess some authors do assume that when I do not respond I have not received their email. But no, I just do not want to waste time sending a thanks no thanks to every review request I get. Time is precious, I'd rather be reading.

Early on I learned to say no to review books. I said yes to everything at first, haha, what a mistake. I also read everything, even though it was crap, and I was to afraid to say so too. I am so glad I learned early on to say no, and to say the truth.

24 comments:

  1. I need to learn to do that. I've learned to quit qorrying about stats.

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  2. I agree about the emails. I got put on some list in a website and now I get review requests all the time. I stopped replying to them and just mark them as spam now.

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  3. You have gotten good at putting books down that don't hold your interest. I need to get better at that.

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    1. It is hard, and honestly lately I have failed a lot, dunno why

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  4. That's a great list! I have still not mastered the art of the dnf. But I power skim and finish in 15 mintues so I'm still not wasting too much time lol

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    1. I used to be good at skimming, but I have gotten worse, lol

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  5. Yeah it's hard sometimes to stop but you gotta know when to say when lol.

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  6. Yep, I now DNF more and I don't request or accept everything anymore. Life is too short to waste it reading a book you don't enjoy.

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    1. After i wrote this I have read lots of mediocre books, lol

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  7. Nope, I'm still learning that lesson. I can't seem to DNF even when the book is terrible! My OCD just forces me to finish.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  8. I need to train myself to do that, too.

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  9. I've had similar book/review epiphanies, too. It really does clear time for what you want to do instead of senseless obligations.

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  10. I learned to say no a long time ago and my review policy states I don’t accept books for review so if they email me, they are wasting their time, I don’t respond. I totally agree about reading crap. I did that for a long time, then I got smart!

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    1. I do have an open policy, but then I get the genres I do not read, I doubt they have ever read my blog

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