Lazy Sundays are the perfect day to fill in fun book blogger tags. 🙂
It’s absolutely gorgeous out today in my little town on the outskirts of London with blue skies, sunshine, and a soft cool breeze. We’ve had nearly a week of summertime weather and I’m trying to ignore that it likely won’t last much longer. So to anyone else in the UK, take advantage of the beautiful weather while it lasts! Who knows when we’ll get it back again.
If you follow me on Twitter you probably know that I finished reading the first Wheel of Time book, The Eye of the World, by Robert Jordan at 3AM last night and I haven’t been able to shut about it since I began. For anyone on the fence about reading these books like I was: just do it! I wish I’d started sooner but I’m so excited to have a super long epic fantasy series ahead of me now. My review for The Eye of the World will be coming soon!
I’d like to thank the wonderful Inkblottings for tagging me in the Book Blogger Insider Tag! Please be sure to check out their book blog and give them a follow!
Answer the questions below
Credit the creator: Jamie @ ALittleSliceofJamie
Tag at least 5 people
1. Where do you typically write your blog posts?
I would say 99% of the time I write my blog posts on the couch in my lounge. Once in a while I’ll write in bed before I go to sleep but most of my writing is done in the exact same spot with my comfy blanket while surrounded by my windowsills of plants. I’m a creature of habit and a homebody so I’ve found my comfort zone!
2. How long does it take you to write a book review?
Sometimes a couple days, but it really depends on how clear of an opinion I have when I finish reading. I’ve written reviews that take a half hour to type up and post and I’ve written reviews that I’ve started writing on a Monday and finished the following Saturday. But I think on average I write a rough draft up the first day, sleep on it, and revise and edit the second day before posting.
3. When did you start your book blog?
I wrote my first post on the 31 of December 2017, so only about three and a half months. It was a bit of a New Years resolution to start a blog and I already loved reading and writing so I knew it was something I’d be able to stick with. I had a book blog a few years ago but it was extremely low-key and I didn’t do any actual promo for it (outside of the odd Pinterest link), so having a blog that I’m actively writing to an audience on has been quite the experience!
4. What’s the worst thing about having a book blog in your opinion?
It’s difficult to not feel insecure about your own opinions on something, especially if it’s a negative opinion on a book that you know other people really enjoyed. I also still find it a bit intimidating to hit the big blue ‘Publish’ button when I’m finished with a post, but I think that will get easier with time.
5. What is the best thing about having a book blog in your opinion?
Interacting with people from all over the world who love books and reading as much as I do. I’ve learned about books that I probably never would have heard about it if wasn’t for this community. Everyone is so friendly and I’ve met some really wonderful people. I also feel like having a book blog has made my life more balanced. I work during the week, volunteer at the local museum, spend time with my boyfriend, and now I have my blog which is kind of my ‘me time’.
6. What blog post have you had the most fun writing so far?
I’ve written one that I had a ton of fun putting together but I haven’t actually posted yet. I don’t want to spoil it yet so I’ll leave this question mysteriously unanswered. 🙂
7. What is your favourite type of blog post to write?
I love writing Top # lists. It’s fun to reflect on books I’ve read in the past that I haven’t had time to really talk about on my blog. They’re also a great way to find other bloggers that like similar books as I do and to get more book recommendations.
8. When do you typically write?
On the weekends I like writing mid-day after I’ve done some cleaning around our flat and the sun is at it’s highest for some comforting natural light. If I do any writing during the week it’s in the evenings after work. But the majority of the time I’ve written my posts on the weekend to schedule for during the week.
9. How do you write your book reviews? With a cup of coffee or tea? With Netflix? Cuddledup with your fur baby?
Definetly with a cup of tea, usually green. My bunny Burrito is often in the lounge with me so he’s usually somewhere nearby. Sometimes I’ll write while I’m watching television but I normally just listen to music on my laptop or the radio. Writing reviews require more of my attention so I’m less likely to watch a movie or television while I’m reviewing a book vs when I’m writing a normal book discussion post.
10. When do you write your book reviews? Right after finishing the book? Two weeks after finishing the book?
As much as I want to write a review as soon as I finish reading the book, I usually give myself a day or two before I really start writing about it. I might make some notes after I’ve finished but I find it a bit difficult to write a review up right away.
11. How often do you post?
I try to post twice a week. March was a super productive month and I ended up posting way more than that, but on average I’m aiming for two posts a week.
I want to tag these wonderful bloggers for the Book Blogger Insider Tag. Check out their amazing bookish content and give them a follow!
I know not everyone does tags, so don’t feel obligated! 🙂