I got tagged by Manon from Cafe Manon to do the Book Blogger Insider Tag. Thank you so much for the tag!
- Answer the questions below.
- Credit the creator: A Little Slice of Jamie.
- Tag at least 5 people.
- Have fun!
Read on to see my answers to the questions of this tag.
1 – Where do you typically write your blog posts?
I either sit on my sofa, in my front room with my laptop on a stool and go nuts or if my three-year old is napping I’ll sit at my desk with my laptop for a change. Little man is currently in bed but as I’m going to be gaming after this I’m on the sofa.
2 – How long does it take you to write a book review?
It depends, sometimes I have to stop and come back to it, sometimes I can just mash it out in an hour or so.
This question has just reminded me that I haven’t spell checked my latest review I’ve just scheduled.
3 – When did you start your book blog?
I started around the end of February I believe so we’re still only young (the blog at least) at about four months old but I had already been a booktuber for over a year at that point.
4 – What’s the worst thing about having a book blog in your opinion?
I want to read all the books! I love writing reviews and obviously I love reading but I do panic a bit if I’ve got a good few arcs backed up because I like to get reviews going live on release days but that’s just not always possible. I also hate promoting myself. I know that sounds silly but I always feel a but silly being all “look I made this” which is ridiculous.
5 – What is the best thing about having a book blog in your opinion?
The community, hands down! So many people are just so friendly and lovely. It’s a nice feeling to scroll through my Twitter or my blog feed and just see many great views and opinions (whether I agree with them or not) and I really enjoy reading other bloggers reviews for books I have read and or reviewed as well, I just love having a platform to discuss books. That and I love writing and reviewing is a kind of writing!
6 – What blog post have you had the most fun writing so far?
I think I enjoyed most of my Star Wars week blog posts, especially the top women of the Star Wars universe ones, I’m also very happy with my Starfish review and kind of proud about my review of The Exact Opposite of Okay as well.
7 – What is your favorite type of blog post to write?
If it’s the right kind of book then it has to be book reviews. I like think pieces too but I don’t write quite so many of them. These kind of Q and A posts are fun too.
8 – When do you typically write?
Either in the morning before I head out for the day, fairly early because I usually get woke up around 5am or I wait until my son is asleep so around 7:30/8pm
9 – How do you write your book reviews? With a cup of coffee or tea? With Netflix? Cuddled up with your fur baby?
It has to be silent, I don’t even listen to music when I review which is strange for me. I can’t have the TV on (ideally) and I don’t have any food or drink near me. Ideally my phone is nowhere near me either.
10 – When do you write your book reviews? Right after finishing the book? Two weeks after finishing the book?
I would prefer to put down my book and pick up my laptop but it very rarely happens. As soon as I finish a book I start trying to put the review together and it’s the time when I can remember everything the most clearly, the longer I leave it the less I can remember and the harder it is to write.
11 – How often do you post?
At least twice a week. Tuesdays are reviews or think pieces, Thursdays and book tags, book hauls, wraps ups or similar and when possible I take part in the Six for Sunday challenges, on the odd occasion I’ve written a review for a book coming out on a day different from those days I will usually post that then as well, such as this week I have a review on Bookshop girl coming out on Saturday 16th!
That was a nice, easy, fun tag post, I hope you all enjoyed it! I tagged a lot of people for my mystery blogger post last week so I won’t tag anyone specific for this but feel free to have a go at it if you’d like and let me know ❤️ Until then speak soon,