For some reason, I thought I’d already done this book blog tag. I’m super nosy about people’s loves and lives, so a blog tag like this is definitely the one for me. I found this tag over on Thrice Read, which is run by three lovely ladies – Jenn, Caitlynn, and Eden. I’ve followed their blog since the end of last year and I love getting not just one person’s perspective on books and bookish things, but three people. So, time for my thoughts.
Where do you typically write your blog posts?
I used to do a lot of writing in Starbucks, but it turns out that isn’t so easy on the pocket. I then turned to the kitchen table at home, where the WiFi flows and the coffee is always free. Plus, there’s never a queue for the bathroom.
How long does it generally take you to write a book review?
I often start book reviews, then leave it for a while so I can form my thoughts a little better. If I write it all in one sitting it could take me anything up to an hour, but dipping in and out brings it to a few days.
When did you start your book blog?
I’ve been blogging since 2012, which seems like an absolute lifetime – it’s almost my entire adult life so far.
However, I turned into a book blog about five years ago. It had been too much of a jumble, and I wanted to focus on something I knew I loved.
What is the worst thing about having a book blog in your opinion?
Keeping up with it, especially when I work full time and have to commute to work. Worrying about stats is also a bit of a headache.
What is the best thing about having a book blog in your opinion?
The lovely friends I’ve made from across the world, whom I would never have met without having started blogging.
What blog post have you had the most fun writing so far?
I really enjoyed writing my guide to my reading journal. I loved sharing the thought process that goes into it, and I’m sure it has inspired more than a few people to start their own reading journal.
What is your favourite type of blog post to write?
I love the Six for Sunday prompts the lovely Steph from A Little But a Lot puts together. They are such inspiring and thought-provoking prompts, and they’re always so much fun to write.
When do you typically write?
Usually at the weekend, when I’ve got lots of time and don’t need to worry about being in bed for work the following day.
Do you review every book you read?
Not every book. I always review a book I’ve been sent, whether it was on Netgalley or sent as a physical copy. Books I bought myself are more at my own discretion.
How do you write your book reviews? With a cup of coffee or tea? With Netflix? Cuddled with your fur baby?
I usually have a show on in the background, whatever I’m Netflix binging at the time. I would have the cat running around at my feet, but she lives with my parents.
When do you write your book reviews? Right after finishing the book? Two weeks after finishing the book?
It usually comes a little after. I keep all my thoughts in the aforementioned reading journal so I don’t forget anything I’m sure I’d like to include in the review – and some things I don’t post because it’s too spoiler-y.
How often do you post?
Every two days at a minimum. I don’t want to bombard myself with posts every single day.