Friday, January 11, 2013

Book Blogger Woes (8)



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.)
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So it's the new year. Which means new bookish events. Which means BEA in June. (Or insert name of book convention that you really want to attend. Let's be honest, though: it's BEA.) You've never gone to BEA in all your many months as a blogger and this needs to be the year. Until life and bank account LOL at you and taunt you singsongily, "eh, maybe next time, sucka." (Damnit, life and bank. DAMNIT.) And as the time of said conference rapidly approaches, the tweets and posts about it commence. And ALL YOUR FRIENDS are going. 

So you say you're happy, of course. But inside, it's a little like this.


(This may or may not be me, for the last 3 years. FAIL.)


17 comments:

  1. This is so me!! I just want to go so badly *stomps foot*

    I try to save, but like you said Life happens, and my savings laugh like Dr. Evil in my face!

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  2. Ugh YES. There's no way I can afford to go, and it's killer seeing everyone's amazing book hauls and stories about meeting authors after it's over! But there's always next year, right?

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  3. Not gonna happen for me either....sigh...

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  4. I hear ya! I really want to go this year but I don't have the money. :(

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  5. This has totally been me for 3 years now! Every year I say I'm going but realistically I can't get out of teaching during that week.

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  6. oh buddy. i've been feeling this way with all the tweets going on with people making plans. i'm like USE DMS PEOPLE. anyway...i'm bracing myself for ALA Midwinter and all the tweets that i'll need to try to ignore so i don't spend my whole day being sad.

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  7. That has been me for the past 3 years. I'm kind of happy this year because even if life and bank account somehow let me go I couldn't because the little one is due in June. So yay for a valid and exciting reason!

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  8. I think going to BEA would be crazy fun! Maybe one day I'll get to go. :)

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  9. I've been to BEA in 2010 and had a fun time (even though it was exhausting as hell!). I have always wanted to go again, but never made it. It's always during the semester, so I have to decide between skipping classes for about a week :/ This year, my personal life has kicked my butt and I can't go.
    I would love to go in 2014 & already talked to the mister to see if we can make it. He said to go for it and I really, really hope I can make it next year.
    It sucks to see all the tweets about BEA these days, knowing I once again won't be able to go. Maybe we should make a pledge to try as hard as we can for 2014?

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  10. Soooo me. I've been blogging for 3 years now and have not gone yet. I plan to go this year, but I doubt it will happen.

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  11. Ha, I didn't really have book blogger friends at BEA last year, but I think I'm going to get to see them this year at BEA. Yay!

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  12. Aww Jen <3 Someday, one day you will get to come to BEA! And then of course, I get to meet you in person :)

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  13. Basically, yeah :P Life and Reality like to get in the way like that. Maybe I can make year 2015? Or, maybe I'll become a super awesome bookseller or librarian and go for "business" before then ;P

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