Blogging

The Slapdash Get Social Post

¡Ay! What have I done? I signed up for this super awesome Get Social Blogger Event a few days ago. Now I’m like “Crud! Today is June 4th!” And I didn’t write that awesome intro post like I told myself I was going to do! Then I saw Adria’s post and I admit I totally wanted to be a copycat (I hope she doesn’t mind.) Mine will be totally lame though because I don’t have pictures of my cats and I don’t have a cute pit bull like Hayley.

I’m not sure I have much to offer at all! I’m still getting a grip on this blogging thing after a 7 year hiatus. (Yes, you can forget how to blog.) I love reading, knitting, telenovelas and K-drama. I don’t know if I have a favorite genre, but I tend to gravitate to Romance, Manga, Graphic Novels and YA. I’ve never quite gotten the Fantasy bug, but I know I should give it a try. I do like Charles DeLint. He’s fantasy, right?

Nancy Drew is my guilty pleasure.

Feel free to look around. There’s not much. I putter around and add things now and then. I tend to be a dash and publish writer. I just sort of ramble on the keyboard and hit publish. Sometimes I remember to spell check, sometimes I don’t. Proofreading is not my strong suit. Actually ending a blog post is the hardest damn thing for me. I just tend to peter out and metaphorically mumble “erm yeah ok I’m done.”

I do curse like a sailor, but I try to keep it under wraps on the blog.

I am looking forward to meeting fellow bloggers and discovering new blogs! Many thanks to Herding Cats for organizing this!

Life, The Universe and Everything

I earned the original level of the Social Butterfly badge

Ok. I guess this isn’t a real post. I’m just playing with Audible.  on my phone. But hey, maybe I’ll do it for real one day. You can ignore the marketing link below… 

I’ve told you about my audiobooks so much they’ve just given me a badge. Which I’m telling you about.

Join in the fun with a free Audible trial: https://www.audible.com/t1/badges_at?source_code=AFAORWS04241590G8

Books and Reading

A Love Letter to Litsy

SmartSelectImage_2017-04-27-07-35-03In March of this year I read about Litsy on the Book Riot website. The timing couldn’t have more perfect. It was the week before spring break and I was in a mild reading slump. I decided to try it out and it hit all the right notes for me.

Focus

It’s been described as the marriage of Goodreads and Instagram. It’s an apt description. I also like to think of it as “what happens when Goodreads and Instagram decide to focus and get rid of the clutter.”

Litsy is nothing but readers and books. While there are publishers and professional book people there, it still feels like it’s everyday readers generating most of the content. I love it.

Shame Free

I admit it.  I have book shame. I am a lazy, lazy reader and I don’t want to feel taxed when reading. I read what most people would consider to be of low literary merit (Yes, I realize I should not compare myself with others and I should revel in my love of Nancy Drew. I’m still working on that.).

On Litsy I get none of that shame. Something about seeing readers and their books in their own habitat seems to validate my own book feelings. Just seeing everyone’s shelves jammed with books that they haven’t read yet makes me feel better about my own possibly out of control book-buying habits.

Like = No Pressure = Introvert Paradise

Littens (the absolutely perfect term for people on Litsy….I guess you’re a Luppy if you prefer dogs?) get me. They understand the introvert struggle. On Litsy I feel like a downright extrovert!

My favoriteist thing is the “like heart”. I just scroll away and read blurbs and like all the things and BOOM! I’m like participatory and sh*t. I swear if everything in life had a “like” button I would be the queen of social interaction. Every blog should have the option of liking all the comments (note to self: look into that.)

I can participate on group activities like BuddyReads or Photo Challenges (like the monthly one hosted by Real Life Reading.) and never have to leave my house. I know there are things like this on Goodreads and LibraryThing, but they seem so…organized. I lurk by nature. Because of that, it always feels a little like a waste of time to be in a group if I’m not adding anything or participating. I need something loosey goosey. Have hashtag, will participate…or not. Even if I am not adding to the conversation daily, there are stil other things I can be doing on Litsy.

Animals

Yup. Animals. I worship the #catsoflitsy and the #dogsoflitsy. I’m on a first name basis with some of them (Hi, Max! Hi, Bitsy!)

If you’re on Litsy, feel free to look me up. I’m Sace over there.