The Book Blogger Insider Tag!

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Hi hello and welcome to the Book Blogger Insider tag! I recently discovered this over on Howling Libraries book blog (be sure to go check out her post!) and thought that since it's a new year, I'd give this tag a go and give my readers a chance to get to know a bit about me as a blogger. Ready? Let's get started!
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WHERE DO YOU TYPICALLY WRITE YOUR BLOG POSTS?

At my computer desk on my computer! I've tried in the past to work on my Kindle but I just can't type fast enough to get out all that I want to say without things getting jumbled. 

HOW LONG DOES IT GENERALLY TAKE YOU TO WRITE A BOOK REVIEW?

I wish I could say that it takes me no time at all between finishing a book and writing a review, but it generally takes me a fair bit of time. I used to be able to finish a book and pump out a review in no time, but I've recently had to slow down in my day to day life so reviews and reading are definitely taking longer to get finished. I hope to be able to pick back up my normal reading/reviewing pace soon, though!

WHEN DID YOU START YOUR BOOK BLOG?

January 2014! So, I guess this month is my four year anniversary? Happy blog-iversary to me!

WHAT IS THE WORST THING ABOUT HAVING A BOOK BLOG IN YOUR OPINION?

I, personally, feel a constant pressure to read the new releases and review them as soon as possible. I feel like no one wants to read the reviews of older books that I read and enjoy so why should I post them, you know? But I still love reading older books and sharing my thoughts on them on my blog and I will continue to do that! I just still feel the pressure to stay on top of new releases and like I should be reading and reviewing them to stay relevant in the community.

WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT HAVING A BOOK BLOG IN YOUR OPINION?

Getting to share my love of books with other book lovers! There's nothing quite like getting to blab on about a book and find out someone else enjoyed it just as much as you did. 

WHAT BLOG POST HAVE YOU HAD THE MOST FUN WRITING SO FAR?


This is by far my favorite post I've ever done! I had such a fun time participating in the LoveAThon last year (and can't wait for this year!) and I had so much fun putting together the care package for Cath from Heartless. I was head over heels for that book at the time so all of my posts had Cath and/or Heartless in them and this was my favorite of those posts. 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TYPE OF BLOG POST TO WRITE?

I love writing reviews, honestly. I just enjoy getting to share how I felt about a book, whether it's positive or negative. While I used to be hesitant to say anything other than positive things about a book, even if I didn't exactly enjoy it, I've gotten better about being honest and providing my reasons for disliking something but seeing where others may enjoy it.

WHEN DO YOU TYPICALLY WRITE?

I don't have a set time to write my posts, although that's something that I'd like to work on. Whenever the mood strikes me I'll hop on and throw together a tag post, or when I can manage a full review I'll just sit down and throw it out there. I'd like to start writing things in advance and scheduling them to have more consistent content in 2018!

DO YOU REVIEW EVERY BOOK YOU READ?

Honestly, no. Some are older books and those tend to take a backseat to newer books when it comes to what review I write next. Some get small reviews that I submit via NetGalley but never post on my blog. Some just...never get reviewed. 

HOW DO YOU WRITE YOUR BOOK REVIEWS? WITH A CUP OF COFFEE OR TEA? WITH NETFLIX? CUDDLED WITH YOUR FUR BABY?

I like to listen to music or watch Booktube videos while writing reviews, most of the time. Sometimes I can't focus with music/other people talking so I'll just sit in silence and work! It just varies on how I feel that day, I suppose. I do like to have on comfy socks and pajamas and bundle up in a blanket because I'm always cold!

WHEN DO YOU WRITE YOUR BOOK REVIEWS? RIGHT AFTER FINISHING THE BOOK? TWO WEEKS AFTER FINISHING THE BOOK?

I try to do it fairly soon after finishing the book just because it's still fresh in my mind. I also have notes that I take while reading just in case I forget things either from the book or things I wrote down that I want to mention in my review.

HOW OFTEN DO YOU POST?

Not often enough! But again, that's something I hope to work on this year is posting more frequently. Also, more of a variety of posts would be nice to implement!
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Thanks so much for reading and getting to know me a bit better! This tag was created by Jamie at A Little Slice of Jamie and I had so much fun doing it. I don't know anyone to tag so if you're reading this and want to do it, tag, you're it! Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you in the next chapter!

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