Four Signs That You've Become A Book Blogger

I know what you are probably thinking, how could you possibly not know if you are a book blogger or not?! But let's think on the off-chance that you do forget. Sometimes things creep up on you! You never know.

So here are Four Signs That You've Become A Book Blogger

1. You constantly check your email.
You can't help but refresh your inbox every half hour or blatantly stare at your email account, willing for something new and exciting to show up. A review request from an author? A promo request from a publicist? A response to an ARC request email? A publicity email? A blog tour invite? The possibilities are endless! All you know is that suddenly checking your email has become a new, compulsive pastime for you.

2. You obsessively stalk the mailman

You are so attune to the sound of the mailman's truck breaks that you nonchalantly peek out the window and then dash to the mailbox the minute he is gone. You know precisely when the mailman will deliver your mail for the day. You strongly dislike Sundays because boooo no mail! You know the sound of a UPS truck by heart, and your heart soars whenever you see one heading towards your driveway. Then your heart takes flight when you see the UPS truck turn into your driveway!! Commence the squealing. No one need know about the times you furtively check the front porch and garage for packages. You're vigilant in your monitoring of the bookmail drop off areas, but sometimes you simply forget to do your sporadic checks of the drop off zones. Nothing compares to the flutterings in your stomach and shrieks of delight when you find a package on your doorstep!! You obsessively check UPS My Choice tracking. Even when you order books yourself, you can't help but scan through Amazon for shipping updates.

3. Your TBR pile threatens to devour you

You find yourself with way more books than you can ever read. You find books you didn't even know you had. You try to rearrange your shelves to accommodate this explosion of literature. Your TBR pile nearly topples you to death while you shift around your books. You have too many books and not nearly enough time to read. Welcome to this new constantly stressful life! What to read next?! Why does my TBR keep growing exponentially?!

4. You've become a walking encyclopedia for books.
You suddenly know about so many more books now. You can rattle off the title, author, publication date, publisher. Hell, you might even know the page length of the book and the author's agent's name! You have a much great breadth of knowledge for upcoming books. People can describe an upcoming book they can't remember the title of, and you can instantly recall all the information for them. It's scarily impressive.

So do any of these apply to you? If so, guess what? You are a book blogger!

What are some other signs that you're a book blogger? 
Rachel is a teenaged unapologetic fangirl and perfectionist.

She loves reading for the escape it gives from reality and enjoys crying over books, swooning over characters, and laughing out loud over funny lines. She is a semi-recovering Netflix addict and a middle child of three.

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  1. I have a "community" mailbox where you have like a little box next to all the neighbours and the one time I was driving by to get the mail and the mail lady was still there and I had to go home so I didn't interrupt her and I waited in my driveway for five minutes then drove back to the mailbox to get my packages haha. Also Canada doesn't have mail on Saturday or Sunday so the weekends are THE WORST.

    Great post!

    Jamie @ Books and Ladders

  2. Yassss to all four. Especially stalking the mailman. I actually move downstairs (into the living room) if I'm expecting mail so I can run and greet him! Also. I'm COMPLETELY Email obsessed.

    Love this post!

    Aditi @ A Thousand Words A Million Books

  3. HAHA oh my gosh these are SPOT ON! If I don't received any book mail in a given day I am super disappointed. lol. Yes, I have so many books now! I used to borrow from the library but now I buy books all the time. Great post! :D

  4. I check my email constantly for comments on posts. I love talking with readers!

    I don't participate in number 2. I get most of the books I review from the library.

    3 & 4 are right on though! My TBR pile will certainly out live me. It's not even like I can pound them out one after the other because I'm a mood reader and I have to be in the mood for it. Kind of annoying sometimes. I love 4. I sometimes help people find something they would like when I'm browsing in bookstores.

    Another would be, when your showers become designated discussion post brainstorming time. LOL.

  5. Oh my gosh, these are SO TRUE. I laughed out loud at the first one because I've never been so obsessed with getting emails. Whenever my phone dings and it says I've got an email on my book account, I get absurdly excited. Same with hearing any loud truck driving near my house. I turn into an actual stalker and try and mind-control the person driving it to drop a package off at my house.
    Awesome post, Rachel! :)

    Mariah @ Vibin With Books

  6. I love your post!!

    I'm routinely checking my emails for blog comments and also checking my blog stats in general. I love to read comments from other readers/bloggers + check how many blog hits I have on my book blog and where the web traffic is coming from.

    Yes, I am on the look out for new deliveries for books I've ordered, giveaways I've won through Goodreads, or books sent to me by other Bookcrossers.

    But number 3 in your post says it all for me!! I am going to be devoured by my 'tbr' pile. I have more books than I can possibly read in my lifetime... Yet, I can't seem to resist buying more books or downloading ebooks & audiobooks, and entering giveaways on Goodreads.

  7. THIS POST IS PERFECT. I'm awful, I constantly check my emails, especially if I've just requested an ARC haha!

  8. I love this! Number 2 is so true. I know when the mailman gets to my house, so I'm always peeking out a window when he gets here. And there have been a few times I've made awkward eye contact with him when he gets to my house, and I'm pretty sure he's seen my scurry to get to the mailbox the moment he leaves. I don't really care anymore. As long as I get my books!

    And of course number 3 is true. My bookcase is almost full of books, but, naturally, I keep getting more. It only makes sense! Lol!

    Lizzie @ Big Books and Grande Lattes

  9. I feel so attacked by this post, I literally just checked my mail 5 seconds ago omg

  10. Hello, my name is CassieRose and I am an obsessive email and mail checker. xD
    Wait what?! This isn't book bloggers anonymous?

    Lol I actually got really annoyed when summer started because I used to know the exact time the mail would arrive and now it is completely random. Some days it is here before 2pm and other days it is not here until almost 5pm.

    My TBR is outrageous and I will leave it at that xD

    CassieRose @ Reading Among The Stars

  11. CHECK, CHECK, CHECK and CHECK! I am officially a book blogger. Especially the dashing to the mailbox part. Except now, I have developed a relationship with my mailman, and I just dash on out and grab it from him!

  12. Yep I'm a book blogger then! It's official! I'm actually really great friends with my mailman now. Whenever he leaves a package I go out to say thank you so I guess some people find it creepy but he's actually seen my face before! Hahaha omg only my sister can data charge can attest to how many times I check my email. All my 4GB data is spent on email. It's pretty hilarious. I absolutely loved this post Rachel :D

    Alex @ The Book's Buzz

  13. I recently started contributing blogs over @ Quite the Novel Idea, but I've been reviewing books for about seven years on Amazon, and yeah, I became pretty obsessed with cataloging who's got a new book coming soon, when is it coming out, who's publishing what. :D

    Great post!

  14. Well I think the only thing that doesn't apply to me in the list above is the stalking mailman thing. I'm always getting ebooks or e-ARCs because it's a lot cheaper since I don't live in the US/Canada...Also, when I do order things they just show up randomly at my doorstep haha. Shipping takes awhile so by the time something arrives it's actually like a pleasant surprise because I've completely forgotten about it. (I also think I've lost my touch because I'm slowly becoming less of an walking encyclopedia and more like a frantic bookworm who can't keep up with all the cool new releases!).

  15. #1 not so much but the other three, oh hell yes!! ;) Even though it bothers me greatly that my mailman has no set schedule to come by, so sometimes he comes by at 9'30 am (while I'm halfway through my yoga workout) and sometimes at noon!!

  16. OH GOSH this is so true! Especially the one where you check your emails constantly! I still remember doing that while I was with friends and they asked what I was doing, so I told them and they were like who even uses emails anymore and I was like ummm me? As well as many other people! haha :D

  17. OMG, I love this post :D I'm always checking my email too, though I never get anything all that interesting. No waiting for the mailman in my case, since I live practically nowhere and never receive anything interesting- scratch that, I never receive anything at all :D The TBR, though, I totally agree. It's scary how it just piles up and up and up!

    Ruzaika @ The Regal Critiques

  18. Omg, THIS. Yes yes YES. Email is a biggie, because I always look forward to something new in my inbox everyday. And I’m lucky I have a dog because he barks whenever the mailman drops something off, haha. #3 is just a major problem because it’s CONSUMING MY LIFE (in a mainly good way). As for #4, my sister always just shakes her head and calls me a nerd whenever I do it. Ugh. Who cares...we’re awesome ;) Great post!!

  19. The first thing I do everyday as soon as I get home from work is to check for mail! And it always sucks when there is nothing there!
    I think you could add: tries to get book quote/title/anything into any normal conversation. I am constantly slipping Harry Potter into conversations! Although that's more bookish than book blogger, but I guess it works.

  20. I have a terrible memory so I don't know about being a walking encyclopaedia, but I can definitely relate to the obsessive checking of the inbox and the mail box, and of course, the looming TBR! Lovely feature Rachel!

  21. All of these are so true!! Especially #3! I already had a big TBR pile of books to begin with, but after I started blogging, it just got out of control haha. And I can't help but look for freebies like every day on Amazon to get on my Kindle. It's clearly become a problem. But what a lovely problem to have <3

    Lipstick and Mocha

  22. These are VERY, very true. Especially the mailman- even my daughter gets excited when there could be bookmail. I have trained her well ;) I definitely check my email wayyyy too often- even though it takes me days to respond to it haha. And the TBR... I am a lost cause! And the book knowledge thing is SCARY- I feel like vital, useful information has been lost in lieu of publication dates for books through 2020 😂

  23. This post is so relatable, Rach!!! I've actually always been one of those people who checks their email 24/7 anyway, but it's definitely become even more frequent now that I've been blogging. And the mailman... I've always enjoyed getting the mail, but now it's close to an obsession. I don't even get book mail that much, but when I am expecting it, I'm extremely antsy and always looking out my window at the sound of literally any truck passing by on the street.

  24. Number Three is probably my biggest problem, haha. Followed closely by number four. I'm pretty sure none of my friends want to go to the bookstore with me or even bring up books around me xD

  25. I have absolutely turned into a book blogger! I usually sit on my stairs to watch for the mail man and I am constantly checking my email!

  26. Although I haven't "blogged" for almost a year, I remember being like this ahah ! Now that I am back, I am sure I'll be doing all of these 😆 Especially the first one and the third one :))

    "Book Addict"

  27. I actually have to turn my email off when I am writing a post to avoid stopping every time a new one pops up.

    And I have had to plan a THREE part post series just to talk about my TBR - Part 1


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