'Mel on reading' is a little feature I created as part of my Fairytale news. It's my way to show my thoughts on topics that go from pet peeves in reading to my favorite things in books.
I get jealous.
There, I said it. I’m not ashamed about it, because I know it’s not the wrong type of jealousy. Yes, I wish I could attend BEA to meet bloggers, authors and to get all the free ARC’s (because who doesn’t love those?) Yes, sometimes I wish I got a certain ARC or review copy, because I’m flipping excited to read it. But does that mean that I’m not happy for the other blogger? That I think they don’t deserve it? No. I’m happy that they get the opportunity to read it early, but I always remind myself that I can read it too: just later. I think it’s great that every blogger had an amazing time at BEA and I still love to see all their recaps and hauls.
I can get jealous about more things too. From beautiful blog designs to someone’s figure: I think we all envy other people now and then. It’s not something we should be proud of, but it’s part of being a human and it’s more about what we do with it. You can act like a jealous bitch or you can be able to see past it. It’s horrible when you can’t be happy about someone else’s happiness – and you should try to remember the things you already have. And remember: always be grateful for the things you already have!
That brings me to another thing I read about a while ago on Gypsy Review. Apparently, some bloggers stopped with their haul memes because of jealous reactions. I think these people are seeing it the wrong way. Showing the books you got isn’t about showing off, it’s about sharing. Sharing your happiness about the new pretty books you got to add to your collection; sharing your excitement when you got a book you can’t wait to read. I’m sad that bloggers feel like they should adjust their blog content because of this jealousy. You should always post on your blog what you want, no matter what. Please, don’t stop doing hauls if you love them!
How do you feel about jealousy? Do you get jealous sometimes and how do you deal with it? Do you think bloggers should stop doing hauls or do you love them?