The Secret Life of a Book Blogger

I was tagged by both Martin at A pretty wonderful book and Amanda at Hanging with Amanda. Thanks so much for the tag guys! If you haven’t checked out their blogs, please do.

The object of the tag is to answer the questions, then nominate 5 more bloggers who you’d like to get to know a bit more about by them answering the same questions. 

How long have you been a blogger? 

Only about 6 weeks now but I’ve been reviewing books on Amazon and Goodreads longer. I really love having a place where I can connect with other book lovers!

At what point do you think you will stop? 

Umm never hopefully! I really enjoy book blogging and I feel like I’ve found something I’m really passionate about. I hope to keep sharing my book related opinions for a very long time.

What is the best part? 

Being able to talk about books with like minded people. I’m constantly adding to my TBR and that’s fun as well. I love reading other bloggers reviews of the same books I’ve reviewed. It’s interesting to see if they had similar thoughts and it’s also nice to see others viewpoints even if they differ from mine. Oftentimes it makes me really see a new perspective and opens up new discussions and questions.

What is the worst part? 

Not being able to ever feel like I’m completely caught up. I swear everyday there are tons of ideas for new posts or just five new books added to my TBR. It’s never ending!

How long does it take you to find/create pictures to use?

Not long usually. If I’m making one it’s less than a few minutes. I’m trying to get more creative about posting better pictures to go along with my posts. 

Who’s your book crush? 

At the moment, no one. Honestly, I’ve been reading a lot of thrillers so those characters aren’t very crush worthy haha. Otis in Phantom Limbs is so sweet but as its a YA book and he’s a teen I feel creepy adding him as a crush.

What author would you like to have on your blog? 

Oh man, so many! Gillian Flynn, Liane Moriarty, Emily Giffen, Jodie Picoult, Tana French, Karin Slaughter, Sophie Kinsella, James Patterson, Harlan Coben, this list goes on and on. Really any author that I’ve read and enjoyed their book. I would love to pick their brains!

What do you wear when you write your blog? 

Whatever I’m wearing for the day! I’m very casual, I don’t dress fancy very often. I’m a stay at home to three kids under 7 and nice clothes and sticky little kid hands do not mix well! 

How long does it take you to prepare a post?

Depends on the type of post. Tags and memes usually not too long, less than a hour. Reviews take longer as I want them to be of quality content. I take notes while reading a book for review so it takes some time to organize my thoughts. I usually try and do them in one sitting so I would say a few hours tops, more if I get interrupted.

How do you feel about the book blogger community/culture? 

It’s amazing! So warm, welcoming and supportive, I’ve been blown away. There are so many of you that have been sweet and engaging and I appreciate it immensely.

What do you think one should do to have a successful blog? 

Post content that you believe in and are passionate about. Don’t be swayed by what others are posting or saying. So what if someone loves a book that you didn’t? Post your opinion too. I love hearing various viewpoints. Be committed. It will take time, consistency and patience for all of us to have successful blogs.

My nominees: 

Taylor at Taylor Reads Books

Annie at The Misstery

Lottie at Novellique

Fernanda at Mystery Date With a Book

Ayustika at That Bibliophilic Cauldron

This was fun thanks again for the nominations!

16 thoughts on “The Secret Life of a Book Blogger

  1. rantandraveaboutbooks says:

    I didn’t realize you were so new to blogging. I’ve blogged now for over four months. It goes fast. I feel like I’ve been doing it for a lot longer though, especially with all the friends I’ve made doing it. I’m glad you’re enjoying it. 😊

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  2. genesisthe1st says:

    I adore book reviewers!

    I can relate about nice clothes and sticky little kid hands not mixing well 😀 you’re so amazing for managing to read a lot and find time to write! I always use my one kid as an excuse to procrastinate..

    I look forward to seeing more book suggestions from you!

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