Hi dear friends!
Today’s topic chosen by Shanah @bionicbookworm being “Top 5 booktube Channels” and me not following a single one on a regular basis, I had to tweak the theme!
I thought long and hard about all the booktubers and I admire them truly.
But I could NEVER do it and here are my top reasons:
1) I hate selfies and I hate even more seeing my face on a camera!
That’s a big problem because I would either have to see my face every time either wear a veil to hide my face. Mind you maybe I’d launch a trend or have a special brigade knocking or rather punching my door mistaking me for a gangster or a any anonymous avenger!
2) I am old(er) and I don’t think anyone would like to see my face!
I think youngsters fare better in front of a camera. You know all the pressure in the movie and TV world to stay young right? Well I don’t want to have some botox injected in my face making me look like an animated doll and unable to smile sincerely because my eyes wouldn’t crinkle (nor wrinkle) any longer!
I know I know you’d tell me that Dr Ruth was successful well past her prime but that’s because she talked about SEX! And my purpose would be BOOKS! See the difference?????
3) I have an accent.
I have an accent. European bordering on French for some, Dutch or German for others. That’s because I am Belgian with French as mother language but speaking Dutch as well! For decades I am trying to lose that bugger but to no avail! Never will I sound posh like a Brit or get a Brooklyn accent either.
Some mistake me for being American when they read my posts but the illusion would wear out pretty quick if they heard me!
4) I don’t have the room to film
Most booktube channels show the person not interrupted in their lair (or it’s what I imagine as I don’t really follow many). But I don’t have a room that I can claim as “mine” at home. I share the bedroom with my husband and the kitchen/living room/bathroom/garage with the whole family! My husband has his office. My kids have their room that they don’t share.
If I tried filming in the kitchen for example I’d be constantly interrupted by “Mooooom! Moooom! Have you seen my blue socks/sneakers/book/….” or “Honey! I don’t find my glasses anymore! Can you help me look for them?” or even “Wuf! Wuf! Wuuuuf!” (translate in Mom I need to pee/go for a walk/eat a treat can you move please!).
The only place I would be safe would be ….the restroom! Not very glamour and …TMI!
5) I don’t have the time to promote yet another social media.
Between WordPress, facebook, Goodreads, Twitter and Instagram I don’t think I’d have the time to film, edit and promote on yet another platform! It’s already difficult with my current media so I don’t want to add one more.
Now, there is one person who makes me want to go to her booktube: Olivia Catastrophe.
Because her warm and sincere personality won me over a long time ago! So I will leave her link here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCO-uDTGqZ1MqE0KfCG2Hbg
Now you tell me: what are your top 5 booktube channels? Would you want to have your own?
Thanks for reading!