It’s time to do another tag!
- Answer the questions below
- Credit the creator: Jamie @ A Little Slice of Jamie
- Tag at least 5 people
- Have fun!
- Where do you typically write your blog posts?
I used to write at my home computer in the kitchen until it died and now I’m writing off my old netbook that I used during my university days but I’m still in the kitchen. Occasionally, I type out shorter posts on my mobile on train rides to work.
- How long does it generally take you to write a book review?
So I try to write one in one-and-a-half sittings. I’ll write up the draft in one sitting. Then I’ll get up, do something else, and then review and edit in the second half. I never edit longer than it takes me to write a post. The whole process can span from thirty minutes to one day, depending on what distracts me (youtube, music, tv).
- When did you start your book blog?
January 2016. I’ve just had my one year anniversary.
- What is the worst thing about having a book blog in your opinion?
Coming up with different topics! When I first started this, I thought I’d eventually run out of book related topics to discuss (and I still do think about this). But I find that no matter how much I keep writing, I never seem to finish the list of things I want to write about because each new topic becomes a link to another topic, and it becomes a never-ending spiral down the rabbit hole.
- What is the best thing about having a book blog in your opinion?
I love that it gives me the opportunity to voice my opinion (even if it’s just a drop in the ocean) about what I read. It helps me to formulate what goes on in my head and it has given greater depth to my reading experience.
- What blog post have you had the most fun writing so far?
The most recent post that I actually quite enjoyed was The 50 Bookish Questions Tag since I only had to write short answers.
- What is your favourite type of blog post to write?
I love writing rants (hopefully, when I structure my thoughts better, I can call them personal essays). At first, I treated them as filler pieces when I couldn’t read fast enough to review and post as regularly as I wanted to, but these mini-essays give me the freedom to write whatever I want.
- When do you typically write?
Usually after work but I’ll write on the weekends if I’m not going out.
- Do you review every book you read?
Yes. I make it a point to review them all. Every. Single. One. I used to avoid the non-fiction ones because I didn’t even know how to approach them but now I give them a crack, even if I’m not usually happy with level of analysis.
- How do you write your book reviews? With a cup of coffee or tea? With Netflix? Cuddled with your fur baby?
I play music or youtube videos in the background. I just need some kind of background noise.
- When do you write your book reviews? Right after finishing the book? Two weeks after finishing the book?
I’ve been treating this blog as a very public journal of my reading achievements so I try to write my book reviews in the order that I’ve read them and as soon as I read them so all my emotions can be recorded when it’s fresh and raw. Sometimes I’ll have a review outstanding for weeks but only if I am unsure how I feel about it.
- How often do you post?
Every one to three days. But that doesn’t just include book reviews, it includes all my other short essays and rants, interesting pictures I find, memes, recommendations, news, or anything that’s related to books. I forced myself to keep to this schedule to make this hobby stick.
I tag everyone!