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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #72

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!
1. I go through phases where I don't check my e-mail, Twitter, Goodreads or the blog's Facebook page for messages. I like going off grid every now and again..though I should probably stop that.
2. I sometimes want to take on co-bloggers, because it would help out a lot, but honestly I just can't do it. Turning the Pages is my baby.
3. I want to get a custom layout done, but I keep putting it off because...well. There are books to be bought.
4. I lurk a lot of blogs without commenting. I know I should comment, but sometimes I just like reading posts :)
5. I hate when I'm behind on blog comments, (like I am now) but in my defence that only happens when something is going on in the "real" world. Last week was horrid and this week isn't looking any better. I will answer your comments as soon as I can though.
6. Sometimes I sign up for too many tours at once but I've been working on that and so far this year blog tour wise I'm a lot less stressed.
7. My folks have never read my blog. Mostly because they don't use the computer (seriously my dad hasn't touched a computer in almost 15 years) and I'm kind of embarrassed for them to read certain romance reviews.
8. I love doing cover reveals. Even if it means I have 10 posts up a day, I just love helping authors out.
9. I like keeping all my memes in separate posts. I don't put all the day's meme posts together and I know a lot of people do, but I just can't do it.
10. This blog brings out the best, and the worst in me. It makes me incredibly happy, but also incredibly stressed. This is my second long-term relationship and I love it but it's like any relationship, there are ups and downs. I've thought about quitting more times than I care to mention, but it is you my fellow blogger, my readers that keep me doing this because withouth TTP I never would have "met" so many incredible people.
What's your Top 10 this Tuesday?


  1. I especially love #10, Kim. Don't give up, we love your blog! :)

  2. I can't stand when I am behind blog comments either. It drives me nuts. I will eventually just sit and spend a few hours and do it. I have to agree about having a love/hate relationship with blogging. Sometimes it just drives me nuts!

    Top Ten Tuesday

  3. I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with my blog too. More often that not though I do adore it! :-) Great confessions!

  4. Love your list :)
    I'd love a customer blog layout/design too, but it's so expensive!
    Cora @ Tea Party Princess

  5. Haha, one of my confessions is that my mother does read my blog.

    I keep thinking about a custom professional layout too, but it's... Like you said re: taking on co-bloggers, it's my baby! It might not be very fancy, but every bit of it is mine.

    My confessions.

  6. Yes to number 10! The thing about your family made me laugh. I don't think my family reads mine either which when I'm reviewing a romance it's kind of nice to not have my grandmother knowing what I'm reading!

  7. I agree with #4 wholeheartedly!

  8. Kimberly, kudos to you and your 10 best. I feel the same about almost every number, especially the sharing and the incredible peeps I've met since I started blogging.
    Keep up the good work!!! I LOVE YOUR Blog

  9. +JMJ+

    I've referred to my blog as a long-term relationship, too! And well, it's been with me longer than any boyfriend! <3

    I'd also love to have a co-blogger . . . but we'd have to be on the same creative page! I wouldn't mind someone reviewing stuff I wouldn't normally pick or having a different opinion on a book or movie, but what I really want a partner for are the short-term blog series that I occasionally do. These are big events for my blog, and I make them as interactive as possible for my commenters, but it's exhausting to be the only one doing behind-the-scenes work.

  10. I'm with you. I want to update my layout and background and such, but I don't want to pay for it when I could buy more books! :) I also read a lot of posts that I don't comment on. Sometimes I just don't have anything to say about what I've read. I don't think I could take on a co-blogger either. I'm too much of a control freak. Nice confessions!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  11. Number 10, all the way! Also, I'd love to update my blog, too. I even bought the domain name and I'm paying for self-hosting... but I can't seem to find the time to figure out how to switch to WordPress. Arrgh. I should probably just hire someone to do it for me but I always seem to spend the money on books. :-)


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