I was looking at all the blogs that I follow for tag ideas/post ideas and I happened to see this one, which is called the book blogger insider tag. I saw it on May’s blog, Forever and Everly. Which, if you haven’t checked out, is a pretty awesome blog. It’s very bright and colorful and I feel while I’m reading it, that I’m listening to an old friend.
I thought that this would be kind of a fun tag to do and it would give you all a chance to get to know me a little better. Plus I need to mix it up with what I’m sure will be a lot of reviews this week.
where do you typically write your blog posts?
Usually, I write them at work. It’s where I spend a lot of my time. I work overnights and they encourage us to keep busy and active so we don’t fall asleep. This is one of the ways I try and stay awake. I, of course, do my job but writing blog posts certainly helps!
how long does it generally take you to write a book review?
It kind of depends on the book. If I adored it, I often find it hard to reign in the feelings enough to write a cohesive review. Same for if I didn’t like the book. I always try and find the positive so it takes me a little bit to find the words to make it positive so I’m not completely trashing the book. The normal time for writing a review can be anywhere from 10 minutes to half an hour.
when did you start your book blog?
I believe I started this blog around June or July. I’m not 100% certain. And I’m kind of too lazy to look and officially verify this.
what is the worst thing about having a book blog in your opinion?
I think the worst thing about having one is the pressure to always post something, even if you have intense writer’s block. Sure, you can post reviews all the time. But what if you are going through a reading slump and haven’t written a review in a few days? Then you have to find a book related topic to post about. Then you might have writer’s block. It’s a vicious cycle really.
what is the best thing about having a book blog in your opinion?
I think the best thing is the freedom to basically write whatever you want, however you want it. You want to wax eloquent about how much Snape didn’t deserve that character redemption story? Go for it! Want to write exclusively YA book reviews? The power is in your hands! That, my friends, t is the awesome power of having a book blog.
what blog post have you had the most fun writing so far?
I think my favorite blog post was Far From You. I really struggled with writing it because it spoke to me in such volumes but I think it was one of the best posts I did. I just really loved that book and I really loved writing about it.
what is your favorite type of blog post to write?
I like writing good ol’ reviews. It’s the reason I started my blog. Nothing beats talking about a book that excites/disappoints me. Although, I have been having fun writing my weekly wrap ups, for some reason.
when do you typically write?
I usually write at night. As for the days of when I post, it’s really just whenever I finish a book or finish a post. I have made a permanent time, which is 2pm CST. That way I have some sort of consistency, even when I can’t be consistent about anything.
do you review every book you read?
On Goodreads, I do review every book I read. It helps me to remember what I liked or didn’t like about the book. But I don’t always post every book I’ve read on my blog. I’ve been posting a lot of books reviews on here and it seems to be going well so I might continue with the trend of adding more and more reviews.
how do you write your book reviews? with a cup of coffee or tea? with netflix? cuddled with your fur baby?
I just chill at work with Forensic Files in the background. I usually have whatever drink I brought with me off the side. That’s really about it. Nice and simple because I’m a simple gal.
when do you write your book reviews? right after finishing the book? two weeks after finishing the book?
I always try and review after I finish the book. If I leave it for too long, I tend to forget a lot of what happened and my emotions during the book. I like to write about my feels that I experienced in the book and reviewing right after helps with that. Otherwise, my horrible memory fails me and I’m stuck trying to recall anything about the book.
how often do you post?
I usually try and post every day except for Tuesday nights and every other weekend. If I have a full week, I’ll schedule posts during those days. It also depends on writer’s block, if I finished a book, etc etc.
Well that is it. I hope you all enjoyed that and got to know my blogging habits a little bit better! As for tagging anybody in this, I’ll stick by my old stand by and say if you want to do this tag, go for it! Tag me in it so I can look at your answers.