Thursday, December 13, 2012

Book Blogger Woes (7)

I am a huge fan of First World Problems. I'll be the first person to scroll through their Twitter and laugh out loud to myself, thinking "yes. I DO THAT. In ALL of life." And honestly, guys? I do it in blogging, too. A LOT. I get all uppity about the most ridiculous things. Thus, Book Blogger Woes was born. Every so often, I'll be sharing a different blogger pain pertaining to all of the sulking... but in a comical way.

(Please tell me I'm not the only one who feels these things. You just have to. I can't be the only one.)

Okay, so you've got some extra money. LET'S GO TO THE BOOK STORE. There's all kinds of awesome new titles out. But you don't know if you're in the mood for adult romance, YA romance, or the literary sister of that one BDSM book. (Listen, no judgment here. We all need those reads sometimes.)

Easy solution. GRAB THEM ALL.

But, oh crap. It's time for the struggle. The antithesis of a Staring Contest. You know that struggle. That whole trying not to make eye contact when you stroll up to the checkout counter with One Night in a Scotsman's Kilt, Boys Boys Boys OMG LURVE, and the 22nd book in the Angsty Loins series. And when you do, just to see how the transaction is moving along, 16 year old Book Clerk Boy is giving you one of these looks.



  1. YES! And then do that awkward, "Umm... I'm buying these books for my mom/aunt/cousin/neighbour, who's...umm... sick with the flu?"

    That's why I order online =) The mailman can't judge when he delivers the books contained in a brown box =P

  2. Angsty Loins series? Tell me more.

  3. "Hooyah." -Me to the boy child clerk. :)

  4. Haha this is why I buy all my books with embarassing covers or titles on my Kindle! Best invention ever!

  5. Hahaha I normally smile back and then watch as the clerk goes bright red with embarassment!

  6. I will be picking up my next adult romance book from the library today! hahahaha

  7. LOL. I used to feel like that all the time. Now I boy a lot of those books online, which is totally a copout. I mean, there is absolutely nothing wrong with these types of books, and I hate that I get embarrassed. We should just glare back at the cashier!

    I'm glad I'm not the only one, though.

    I do know, that being a librarian, when you are at the library, most likely no one will give you a weird look. We're all about freedom to read WHATEVER you want.

  8. YES. Just YES. I seriously have a hard time NOT flushing when I do that! Which is why I try to buy most of mine in ebook...

  9. YES! This is so true! LOVE THIS!!

  10. I order most of my books online, but this happens to me at the library ALL THE TIME! Whether I'm leaving with a huge stack of chick-lits or spend my time at the children's section looking for some great YA (or MG) books. The weird looks are exactly the same. So annoying!!

  11. This post, for the win! Which is why I order most books online these days...also helps that it's cheaper that way.

  12. Haha totally, why don't I grab a boring book to cover those now? Or buy eBooks instead... ;)

    P.S. Found out about this feature from Jamie's blog and I really like this blog, will visit more often. New follower.


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