Book Blogger Insider Tag

Thank you to Lashaan at Bookidote. He has been so supportive of my blog over the past several months. It’s been great interacting with him. I’ve gotten recs from his blog and we’ve reviewed several of the same books. Here’s one of my favorite reviews he’s written, The Poppy War. I plan to read the book soon.


1) WHERE DO YOU TYPICALLY WRITE YOUR BLOG POSTS?

I write my posts all over the place. I can be riding my stationary bike in my garage, sitting on the couch, or at my desk at work.

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

It doesn’t take me too long, maybe an hour or so. I will sometimes write a bunch of words down and then take a couple days before organizing them.

3) WHEN DID YOU START YOUR BOOK BLOG?

March of this year.

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

I do have some conflicts in my blogging life. Quantity vs Quality. Length or Depth in a particular review. I’m competitive with myself. Can I read and review this many books?

I have one small rant: GoodReads. It is not a super website. Its design is clunky, and takes so long to load. I think I’d be on it more if it was easier to use. I currently put all my reviews up there, but don’t do a lot of interacting with other readers because it’s just so hard. I’m mostly on WordPress and Twitter. My FB account is for my personal stuff, but I do post my reviews up on it.

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

Spreading the Joy of Reading. I’d like more people to read more books. I really like the idea of helping an author promote a good book.

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

The Fighters: Americans in Combat in Afghanistan and Iraq by C.J. Chivers

Have you ever broken the law to read a book? Here’s my story…

7) WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE TYPE OF BLOG POST TO WRITE?

I’ve mostly done straight reviews, but have done some others. I’d like to write some “stories of books in my life” type of posts. And I’d like to write one of those “If you like this, you should read this…” post. I’d like to write more creative posts.

8) WHEN DO YOU TYPICALLY WRITE?

I write at night, and in the morning. Hard to do any concentrated writing during the day, even during lunch.

9) DO YOU REVIEW EVERY BOOK YOU READ?

No. I just DNF’d my first book of 2018. Crazy that I made it until halfway through December to do that! And there have been a couple other books that I really haven’t enjoyed and felt just eh about writing about.

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

Sometimes I take notes while I read, usually for my ARC reads, but not always for my personal reads. I get to work about an hour early to eat my breakfast and prepare for the day, and I always read the my current blog post one more time out loud to edit.

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

I don’t start another book without writing at least something about my last read. Normally, I force myself to finish my review before starting a new book.

12) HOW OFTEN DO YOU POST?

I’ve had some good streaks of posts. But it depends. My latest foray into graphic novels has made it easier to post more frequently since they only take an hour or less to read.


Here’s my TAGs. No obligation at all. This is just a way of saying that I enjoy your blog and a big thank you for supporting mine.

Jason at Off the TBR

Scarlet at Through Novel Time & Distance

Elizabeth at BeforeWeGoBlog

Mogsy at Bibliosanctum

Jee at Hooked on Bookz

 

 

 

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  1. Thanks for the tag! Feel so honored! Love your blog and your honest reviews! And I’m planning to read the Poppy War too! I’m waiting for it to be available on Bookoutlet.com but I’m not sure if I can wait that long lol Love getting to know you better via this post!

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    1. My personal book reviews are mostly short and follow the same pattern: quick blurb, my thoughts. Not too hard or time consuming to write. I take a lot more time on my ARCs.

      Ugh. I wait forever for it to load. And the whole friending and follow is confusing, along with the stream. And I’ve really tried!

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  2. I find it easier to write my review if I buddy read the book. If I read an e book I make “notes” in it. I have found that I get the most views for my discussion posts, which is ironic because the entire purpose I created a blog was to share my book reviews.

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  3. Ahhh thank you so much for the shoutout, sir. I appreciate the kind words and will continue to support your love for reading and sharing! I do have to admit that Goodreads has the potential to easily outdo Facebook with the right page setup, but it’s super slowly working its way up there… I’ve gotten used to its downsides and admit that socializing is the worse part of Goodreads. It’s not friendly in that regards.

    By the way, how do you take notes? Do you have a journal for each book? A piece of paper you keep around? Maybe even just your laptop/cellphone ready to take notes as you read? Do you only read when you can take notes (which means you’d be sitting at a table and never comfortably inclined on your bed or something)? Ohhh, and what do you like to take notes on?

    Sorry for these gazillion questions. I’ve always been curious on how everyone who takes notes… take notes since I’d like to make a clean habit out of it, i.e. have a journal dedicated for note-taking. But I’m just not sure how to maximize the note-taking. 😀 You honestly don’t need to answer these questions either. 😀

    By the way, Merry Christmas and, if the opportunity doesn’t arise till then, Happy New Year as well, Paul! 😀

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    1. I went back on GoodReads the other day and tried again… just so hard to find ‘connections’ or people to follow.

      I highlight passages on my Kindle and take noted on my phone. Then I take those notes and copy and paste to the blog post. I start to write and then look at the notes to see if I’ve missed anything. It usually works out ok.

      Happy New Year! So excited to keep up with the blog in the new year and to continue to follow blogs like yours.

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