Discussion

???BookTube???

So I have mulling over the idea of starting a BookTube channel. I am still sitting on the fence. Obviously my first few videos will be rubbish but I have my concerns probably like a lot of other people that have uploaded content.

A lot of the time you see women/girls that are plastered with make up and look stunning. I am not one of those people and my self confidence let’s me down. I am scared of the haters. I know you can disable comments but I would really want to communicate with genuine readers who would like to hear my thoughts.

I have concerns that people will not like my content and be ridiculed for my opinions. I have the kindest comments on my book blog and appreciate everyone for commenting/reading/liking my posts. However I feel the case will be different if I set up a channel. People would be viewing me as a person as well as my thoughts on books, I think the worst thing for me is rejection.

I know that I should not let anyone or their thoughts stop me from what I am doing but these concerns hinder me everytime.

I recently just did a couple of mock videos on my phone and whilst I thought I spoke clearly and didn’t think it was too bad. I felt that I wasn’t camera acceptable (if you know what I mean) I have never been photogenic.

Have any of you thought about setting a BookTube channel? Did you have some of the same concerns? Should I just take the plunge and do it.

Thanks for reading

Discussion

Discussion Post: TBR????

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Ok, so go easy on me guys this is my first discussion post and I am new to this. It’s probably going to be the naffest post going but thank you for taking the time to read it. I wanted to pick your brains and chat about our To Be Read piles, we all have them some larger than others 🙂 I want to know how you decide what to read each month.

 

What is a TBR:

So I am sure everyone knows what a TBR is, if not it’s a list books, this can be a compiled list on Goodreads or on your shelves that are To Be Read! I myself like to peruse Goodreads, Booktube other book bloggers for recommendations on what books to read, doing this obviously results in a list longer than my arm. For some strange reason I have this impulse to add all the books I like the sound on to this one list but I am sure that most readers can relate that it never decreases only increases.

Having a TBR:

Over the last few years I have picked out several books that I want to read for a particular month,I usually do this so that I read ARC’S or books that I have meant to read for a long time. Sometimes this goes well and other times not so.I like the feeling of order and control over what I read during a month, I am not a mood reader so I don’t have a problem with reading pre-selected books. With a TBR I feel there is a goal to achieve and I strive to hit it.One month I found though that I hardly read any books on my TBR so I decided to have a month without a TBR pile and see how that went.

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Not having a TBR:

Recently I decided to not to have a TBR, I knew that I had two ARCS that I needed to read but other than that I was free to make the decision. For me not having a TBR was scary, I kept looking at my unread shelf and felt overwhelmed and didn’t know what to read or there was so many that I wanted to read I didn’t really know where to start. I am not sure whether I should try this for one month or stick to the TBR.

What I want to know is what other bloggers/readers do! Do you make TBR for the month and follow them strictly? Do you pick a handful of books and read from as many from the selection you can? Are you anti-TBR or a mood reader? It’s funny, the biggest problem readers have is what to pick next and finding time to read all the books that they can in their lifetime.

Thanks for reading