Posts Categorized: On blogging

Feb 01
Playing the Series Catch-Up Game

Playing the Series Catch-Up Game

My reading tastes have not always skewed towards YA.  But when I began my blog a year ago, that’s what I was reading, so YA became the primary focus of my blog.  Since I got a bit of a late start, I’m now playing “Series Catch-Up,” and it seems like February is a big month for sequels and trilogy enders.  So now, despite the fact that I’m behind on my ARC schedule (and feeling very guilty), I’m going to toss… Read more »


Jan 06
Top Ten Tuesday # 37: Blogging Goals and Resolutions for 2014

Top Ten Tuesday # 37: Blogging Goals and Resolutions for 2014

  Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new topic is given, and this week’s topic is:  Blogging Goals For 2014 1) ARCs are taking up valuable space, and I need to get rid of them. Giveaways are always an option, but I’d also like to try to donate them to organizations in my community.  I’ve looked at websites for hospitals and  shelters, and neither listed books as a need.  I haven’t… Read more »


Nov 20
Reading Peer Pressure and Thoughts on Allegiant

Reading Peer Pressure and Thoughts on Allegiant

Do you ever read books, not because you necessarily want to, but because you feel it’s your duty as a blogger?  This is what Allegiant did to me.  I liked Divergent and Insurgent well enough, but I did not feel any particular passion for them.  And since I read them before I started blogging, it was a choice, but not an obligation.  I would have been perfectly fine throwing in the towel after Insurgent, but all of the hype surrounding… Read more »


Aug 20
Top Ten Tuesday: Things That Make My Blogging Life Easier

Top Ten Tuesday: Things That Make My Blogging Life Easier

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new topic is given and weeks topic is:  Top Ten: Things That Make My Blogging Life Easier Blogging ain’t easy!  When I started this little adventure almost seven months ago, I had no idea of the amount of time and work I would put into my blog.  I’m not complaining, though, because I love it!  There are some things, however, that make it easier. Blogging… Read more »


Jul 11
Read, Rinse, Repeat is Dead! (The blog name, not the blogger.) Long live….

Read, Rinse, Repeat is Dead! (The blog name, not the blogger.) Long live….

Inspiring Insomnia I’ve been pondering a name change and a move to WordPress for some time.  I created my blog five months ago on a whim and without any familiarity with other book blogs.  I thought of a few names, and the first one I found that was available on Blogger was Read, Rinse, Repeat, and so my blog was born.  Don’t ask me what “rinse” has to do with anything, because I couldn’t tell you.  All I know is… Read more »


May 15
What Am I Doing Here?

What Am I Doing Here?

The Problem: I woke up this morning, and I thought, “What am I doing?”  Specifically, “What am I doing with my blog?”  I started this blog on a whim just over three months ago.  As occasionally happens when I throw myself into something, it quickly progressed from fun past-time to a full-blown… well, obsession isn’t quite the right word, perhaps, but it feels incredibly excessive.  For the last 3.5 months, I’ve spent nearly all of my free time on this… Read more »