Book Blogger Insider Tag

Happy Friday!

It has been a while since I have done one of these tags and I keep seeing this one around so, although I was not specifically tagged by anyone, I decided to join in the fun. Also I’m  halfway through several books but not completely done with any so you know…no reviews right this minute… I’m a slacker. :P

Answer the questions below
Credit the creator: Jamie from A Little Slice of Jamie
Tag at least 5 people
Have fun!

Where do you typically write your blog posts?

At my computer desk. I know you can write a WordPress blog via the mobile app but…yeah I don’t think I could do that.

How long does it generally take you to write a book review?

It really depends on the book. I have gotten better about this because I used to just stare at the screen waiting for the right words to come to me to get the damn thing started. Now I just start typing the first things that came to mind and go back and fill in beginnings and endings and just generally clean it up after I’ve got everything out. So maybe 30 minutes to an hour on average.

When did you start your book blog?

April 2016. And the podcast launched the following November!

What is the worst thing about having a book blog in your opinion?

I don’t know if there is anything particularly that I don’t like about blogging per se but one of the more stressful parts for me is making sure to have content even when I am in a little bit of a reading slump. Those usually don’t last long and probably aren’t even noticeable really because I make sure to read at least the book we will be reviewing on the podcast but it gets to the point sometimes where it seems like a chore rather than for pleasure. That usually goes away with an especially good book though!

What is the best thing about having a book blog in your opinion?

This is probably the single most used answer, but definitely getting to know other readers. I can count on one hand the number of people in my life that even enjoy reading as much as I do and some of those don’t even enjoy the same genres that I do a lot of the time so it is great getting to fangirl (just a little bit!) with people that like the same books that I do.

What blog post have you had the most fun writing so far?

So I feel a little bit bad about this one because it was actually a negative review but it was the review for the second Black Jewels trilogy book by Anne Bishop. I hated that book soooo much and I wrote it when we were just starting to blog and I was so frustrated with it that I just didn’t hold back. It was full of snark and bitchiness and the whole nine yards.

I have absolutely come across some books that are now some of my Top 5 books of all time and I love writing reviews for those. Those reviews do tend to be harder for me write though because I can’t get my emotions for those under control long enough to really express why I loved it.

What is your favourite type of blog post to write?

I don’t do them often enough, but I really do enjoy these tags. I also love reading tags because they are a great way to get to know another blogger beyond just reviews.

When do you typically write?

When I have time and am thinking about it! So usually not long before I want it to be published.

Do you review every book you read?

The vast majority of them, yes. There are a few that I have left out though. Those are usually non-fiction though and I find those harder to review.

How do you write your book reviews? With a cup of coffee or tea? With Netflix? Cuddled with your fur baby?

If Netflix is on, I can’t focus. There is often times a cup of tea involved though. Sometimes a snack because for some reason I think if I am sitting still, I need to be munching on something.

When do you write your book reviews? Right after finishing the book? Two weeks after finishing the book?

I try to do it soon after finishing a book but sometimes it is a few days. When it is a blog review for a book that we have reviewed on the podcast, I will sometimes write the review while I am editing the podcast so I can go over exactly what we said, maybe some points that were made during the show that I didn’t have written down.

How often do you post?

I go for at least twice a week. That is pretty much the limit as to how many books I can read in one week so it is only ever more if I have a TBR/wrap up to post or one of these tags.

Who is getting tagged!

Bethan May

James Tivendale at you and i books


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