Book Blogging + Anxiety

Simply put…anxiety sucks. I really hate how it gets in the way of things I enjoy doing. I’m a book nerd who doesn’t have a lot of bookish friends in real life. It really is amazing that I can turn to the internet and find all of you wonderful people who love & enjoy the same books I do. That’s why book blogging & bookstagram are two of my favorite hobbies in addition to reading.

You’d think that being a step removed from seeing you in person would help with anxiety but it doesn’t always.

It’s occasionally nice to have the space to step back and think about how to respond to a comment or to have the time to leave meaningful comments on other blogs.

Other times, it’s absolutely overwhelming when you see what everyone else is doing and somehow it feels like what you’re doing isn’t “good enough.” Other bloggers/bookstagrammers have beautifully designed blogs or feeds, host fun events (read-a-thons; buddy reads; tags; awards), dozens of comments or likes in a matter of a few hours, or lots of exciting opportunities or partnerships.

I don’t think there’s a magic answer for how to manage anxiety with book blogging or bookstagram. I’ll share what I’ve learned that works for me in the 8+ years I’ve been in the book blogging community.

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Awesome Blog Posts You May Have Missed (August 2-8 )

In an effort to be a more active member of the book blogging community, I’m planning on making this a weekly post where I share some of the interesting blog posts that have caught my eye in the last week.

Are you a book blogger looking to connect with other bloggers? Join Book Bloggers Chat on Facebook. Share your posts, ask questions, chat, & make blogging friends. All book bloggers are welcome!

It’s the perfect post to enjoy on a Saturday morning. Pour yourself a big cup of coffee and enjoy!

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38 Thoughts I Had While Watching The Baby-Sitters Club (2020): A Review

I was a child of the 90’s. I read more than my share of BSC books (including the super specials, mysteries, and Baby-Sitters Little Sister) growing up. I was a bit too young when the movie & TV show came out so I was never super interested in those.

As a youth services ‘librarian’, I’ve been excited to share the BSC love with an entirely new generation of readers at the library with Raina Telegemeier’s graphic novels. Netflix does really well overall with their TV series so I was thrilled to learn they were going to reboot the series.

Related Post: Middle Grade Books on Netflix

Proper reviews can be boring so here are 38 thoughts on the show while watching it.

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Shop Bookish, Shop Small: The Dark Forest Co.

A side effect of my bookstagram hobby is finding amazing small bookish shops! I plan on highlighting some of the wonderful shops I’ve discovered. Get your wallet out!

Kibby (@somethingofthebook) is one of my dear bookstagram friends. She’s recently opened her online store, The Dark Forest Co., dedicated to bookish merchandise featuring fandoms that are underrepresented in the bookish world.

The Dark Forest Company offers the designs on mugs (ceramic or camp/enamel), clothing (variety of shirts or tank tops), and tote bags. To simplify my post, I’ll highlight just one of the items but just be aware that you can get the design on something else.

Want to take a closer look or buy something? Just click the picture!
These are just some designs. Make sure to check the store for everything!

You can use the code PROSECCO or ANIMAGUS to start shoping today!

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Awesome Blog Posts You May Have Missed (July 26 – August 1)

In an effort to be a more active member of the book blogging community, I’m planning on making this a weekly post where I share some of the interesting blog posts that have caught my eye in the last week.

Are you a book blogger looking to connect with other bloggers? Join Book Bloggers Chat on Facebook. Share your posts, ask questions, chat, & make blogging friends. All book bloggers are welcome!

It’s the perfect post to enjoy on a Saturday morning. Pour yourself a big cup of coffee and enjoy!

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