So if you’ve ever wanted to know more about my blogging process then today is your lucky day, then again I do think I done a few tags like this where I talk about the blogger behind the blog. I was tagged by The Jouska Blog and Reg at She Latitude. Thanks so much both of you for the tag, I had a lot of fun with this one so I hope you enjoy reading my answers just as much.
- Answer the questions below.
- Credit the creator; Jamie at A Little Slice of Jamie.
- Tag at least five people.
- Have fun!
Where do you typically write your blog posts?
In my room. I like being alone when I’m writing, be it blog posts or just writing in general, and my room is always the best place to get privacy. If there’s no one else home I’ll occasionally venture into the lounge downstairs, but that’s a rare occurrence.
How long does it generally take you to write a book review?
It does vary depending on the book I’m reviewing. I’d say the average is around an hour/an hour fifteen minutes. There are exceptions of course; I think my shortest review was written in about forty five minutes, whereas my longest one took around two hours.
When did you start your book blog?
November 17th 2015. For a few days/weeks before that I’d been considering starting another blog (I’m sure most of you are aware of my three previous failed attempts at blogging) but it was only on the 17th that I made the leap. Why? There was a Top Ten Tuesday topic I wanted to take part in.
What is the worst thing about having a book blog in your opinion?
Probably the time it takes. Don’t get me wrong I love blogging, but in between writing posts, replying to comments, and blog-hopping most of spare time each evening after work is gone; and that’s saying nothing of the other social media accounts I’m (slowly) acquiring.
What is the best thing about having a book blog in your opinion?
Definitely the community. I feel like this is a very standard answer, but there’s obviously a reason for it and that reason is that community is absolutely amazing! Although it takes a lot of time (as per my previous answer) commenting and blog-hopping is always one of the best parts of my day.
What blog post have you had the most fun writing so far?
Oh I couldn’t just choose one, so instead I’m going to choose my top three.
One Year Blogiversary: Q&A Answers Parts One and Two. Part of this was because I made it to my one year blogiversary when I doubted I’d be able to at first, but the other part was getting the chance to answer all the amazing questions I was sent by my followers.
The Who Am I Tag. Of all the tags I’ve taken part in to date this has been my absolute favourite. Basically it was an excuse to take part in a load of quizzes, which I love doing anyways, and learn more about myself as well.
Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Favourite YA Book Covers, UK Edition Vs. US Edition. A lot of the time what I read is largely influenced by how pretty the cover is, so this post was basically a long awaited reason to gush about my favourite UK and US book covers.
What is your favourite type of blog post to write?
Probably book tags and awards. There are no two tags that are the same, and I love seeing the variety in the prompts and questions. Also they normally give me a chance to feature my favourite books and basically recommend them to people all over again.
When do you typically write?
If it’s a weekday then in the evenings after I’ve gotten home from work and eaten dinner. During the weekend it’s normally afternoons and evenings, and super early the next morning because if I don’t have work the next day I don’t go to sleep until 1/2am.
Do you review every book you read?
No. There have been new releases over the past year and a half from series I started before blogging. I skip reviewing them because I’d want to go back and review the earlier books on my blog before reviewing the newer one.
How do you write your book reviews? With a cup of coffee or tea? With Netflix? Cuddled with your fur baby?
If I’m feeling lazy, or I’m just really cold, I’ll sit in bed under my duvet surrounded by pillows to write. If not I’ll sit in my chair. Either way there’s normally a movie playing on repeat in the background, at the moment it’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
When do you write your book reviews? Right after finishing the book? Two weeks after finishing the book?
At the moment I am up to date on my reviews so it’s normally the same day I finish the book. I find that way it’s all still fresh in my mind, what I thought of the story and the characters. Even when I’m behind on my reviews it never normally takes longer than a week to write the review after finishing a book.
How often do you post?
It does vary but an average would be six times a week. I’m not 100% sure how I maintain this and take time to reply to comments and blog-hop, but at the moment it’s working well for me so I’m not going to question it too much.
- Alex at Alex Reads Books
- Azia at The Uncharted Word
- May at Forever and Everly
- Nia at Shades of Paper
And if there’s anyone else out there who wants to take part, consider yourself tagged. Just send me a link to your post in the comments so I can see what your answers are.