Things I Do Instead of Reviewing Books // Guilty Pleasures of Bibliophiles Everywhere

Nowadays, I hardly find time to read books. And then when I do (I finished like 6 books this month) I almost NEVER REVIEW THEM!! It really aggravates me because I feel like book reviewing is the heart of book blogging. It’s also kind of the reason why I started this blog anyway, so if I’m not reviewing it defeats the purpose. I notice that when I do have time to review, I do something else.

Listening To K-POP

Here’s a little fun fact about me: I love watching korean dramas, listening to korean music, watching anime, and listening to J-POP.  A lot. I’m actually listening to it right now (Playing With Fire by Blackpink is one my faves). You are probably thinking why I can’t I just listen to music, and review books. I can’t because

  • I’m usually trying to find other songs to listen to next
  • I’m always belting out the lyrics in my horrible voice, and I need the video for that
  • I just want to, don’t judge okay?
  • Watching people dance in the MV’S are just much better.

Going on Social Media

I am ADDICTED to social media! Now, I’m going on instagram a lot, but before I was on pinterest, tumblr, and before that it was twitter. I don’t have any friends, but I usually stalk k-pop singers. I also spend a lot of time creating aesthetics on tumblr, and maybe I’m getting better at it?


I’m in my senior year at my school, so I have regents, tests (I have one tomorrow, about MATH!), homework, and,community service to take care of. Aaaaand then I have younger siblings to help with their tests, homework. I’m a pretty busy person at home, and I also manage to remain social with my friends. Instead of taking out a YA book, I usually spend my time with a calculus textbook.

Writing Other Posts

I’m supposed to be writing a review for one series (5 books), and 3 books. That’s eight books I have to take care of. Instead, I’m writing a post about why I’m  not doing things I’m  not supposed too. I get a lot of discussion post  ideas, and sometimes it gets really good that I end up erasing what I have for a review, and begin on that instead.

What I’m Doing To Encourage Myself

  • Setting up a playlist – I’ll make a playlist with all my favorite k-pop songs, and listen too that while I’m reviewing.  
  • Take me phone way and force myself not to visit social media for a limited tim 
  • Get a planner
  • Set a schedule for myself


So have you ever done something like this? What was your solution? Is this relatable? Do you know where to get a planner???

5 Bookish Pet Peeves I Really Get Annoyed!

Books could be the best things in the world. But sometimes they can be the worst thing. Today, I’m going to talk about some bookish pet peeves that make me get well… annoyed.

1) Cover Changes

Cover changes. It ticks me off because A) The original cover could look really cool, but then, they change it! I mean why change a really pretty/awesome cover to something that’s less pretty/awesome.

On the left: awesome book cover, featuring an eye who’s crying waterfalls, and growing some branches. On the right: Some girl in a white dress, looking pretty badass.

Please tell me, what do you think is better?

Personally, I think it’s the original one, and found it not exactly appealing when there was a cover change. I think it’s not good for the eyes, and it decreases business. Most of us judge a book by it’s cover, and if we something not suitable to us, we won’t buy it. So if you really like a cover of this book you should keep it!

2) Ridiculous Descriptions

Have you ever read a book that has some crazy descriptions? I have. A lot. And now every time I read one, I get really confused + really annoyed because half of those lines make sense. Most of these have to with food like

His eyes reminded me of ripe, plum mangoes (This one if for you, May)

or   Her hair was like the sun setting, a mixture of orange, red, yellow, and loveliness 

OR His face was like a Christmas tree. His eyes were green like kiwi , and his hair was as dark as chocolate.

BTW, these are examples I made up from my mind. Buut, my point is that THESE DON’T MAKE SENSE! How does a human body part remind of you food? HOW IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE! How are teens managing to be so descriptive, but when I see a face… I just see a face?!

Another thing is the “crooked smile”.  I never seen one in my life, and when I googled it, I got this picture


No offense to the old man, but is this  WHAT PEOPLE FIND “HANDSOME/SEXY”

3) “You’re Not Like Other Girls”

Okay for this, I don’t find it just annoying, and eye rolling worthy, but it kind of makes me mad (#feministalert). What do you mean “not like other girls”. What are “other girls”? And how do you define those “other girls”? What makes the other girls, so different from that girl? Do  you see why I have so many questions?????



I hate stickers on books because no matter how I try, I can never get the left overs. I especially don’t like it when the sticker is smack-dab in the middle  of the blurb, or in a persons face. It really is annoying, and ruins the cover/back-cover. his ‘fit in

5) Dog Eared Pages

I HATE dog eared pages, because they ruin the quality of a page in the book. This usually happens when I borrow a book from the library (I, would never commit such an atrocious crime), and I feel like that person should never experience reading a good book. If you’re dog earing to keep your place in a book, USE A BOOKMARK! They cost like 50 cents! Or even use a peice of paper! I can;t tell you how many times I used a reciept, and one time a paper towel to hold my place in a book.


Those are some of my pet peeves. What are some of yours? Do you feel the same? Do you not feel the same? Tell me below!

Annoying Characteristics in Books, That Make Me Want To Chop Some Heads

Books are essentially a gift from the heavens. Buuut, sometimes the “gift” can be a pain in the butt. Here are some characteristics in books that get me pissed/annoyed/ and a whole bunch of other negative emotions.

1) Love Triangles

A love triangle really depends on how the author plans it out, and I only read one book that has a decent love triangle. That book is P.S I Still Like You by Jenny Han, and if you read my review you know that this book’s love triangle was well thought-out. However, most are horrible! 😦 I roll my eyes, each time I am introdeced to one because I can almost always tell who’s going to end up with who. The girl/boy starts acting dumb, because they’re “torn” over which on to choose over. And it get’s on my nerves! I’d wish the MC would pick someone, and get it over with, becuase there are more things to be worried about, than love.

2) People Trying To Be Funny

This is makes me cringe. The author tries too hard on a character too be funny. My reaction is: HAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAH no. This doesn’t really happen a lot in books, but sometimes there’s only that one character who just is not funny..

3) The “Emotionless” Boy/Girl

This is probably me, but in every book theres that one boy/girl who went through a hard past, and refuses to show their feelings. Those types tend to have black hair, and almost black eyes. At first, I was happy. I liked characters who had an air of mystery around them, and were not what they see. However, after a while they seemed a little repititive, and I can always tell the reason why they are so “emotionless”

4) Best Friend Falling In Love

I really hate this because it usually is played out like this

Boy: I’m in love with you

Girl: Oh too bad, I’m in love with this jock, who is really popular. Sorry

* things get akward afterward*

Girl: *sometime later* Sorry, but the dude who I was going out with is actually a jerk, I see our special connection blah, blah, blah

Boy: Although, it took you about 5 years to realize that I still will take you in, and love you, and other stuff blah, blah, blah

5) One-Cut Characters

By “one-cut” I mean characters that are one-sided and have no depth to them. Some authors don’t seem to get that a person could have a million sides to them. A mean girl can be a real nerd underneath. 

Sooo that was my list of annoying tropes. What’s yours? Can you relate to any of these? TELL ME