First & foremost: Thank you Jazz @ISwoonOverFictional,Non-HumanMen for tagging me. I apologize for the delay. Stop reading and check her blog out right now if you have not done so! Everyone knows I am a sucker for book tags. So let’s get started 🙂
1.Answer the questions below.
2.Credit the creator: Jamie @ A Little Slice of Jamie.
3.Tag at least 5 people (I always break this one, and I will today).
1. Where do you typically write your blog posts?
I write all of my posts at my desk. I have a make shift, IKEA nook if you will, that was built by my amazing bf. I may be old school, or it may be the PC gamer in me, but I prefer this over tablets or laptops. I have a nice set up and the space is very comfortable. It houses all of my books and allows me to sort of slip away from the rest of the house. Plus my desk chair fits my rear perfectly. I sink right in there 😉 Thank you WoW.
2. How long does it generally take you to write a book review?
Several hours depending on the book. If I really enjoyed a title, I can literally spend half of my day on the review. My initial post will be incredibly long. I tend to ramble on about good books, so I edit a lot! If I did not favor the title, I am usually done in an hour or so. I try to keep these reviews shorter so that I am not completely trashing someone’s work.
3. When did you start your book blog?
In June. I believe I made it public in the beginning of July. I am still pretty new to this 🙂
4. What is the worst thing about having a book blog in your opinion?
Is there really one? Maybe when I struggle with a hard review or hit a reading slump. I tend to put a lot of pressure on myself and have a constant need to feel things have been completed. So when I go too long with a post, I sweat it a little bit. But then I remind myself that books are my passion, and I should never feel negatively or stressed over them or anything pertaining to them. I just have to check myself. I do this with all things I love.
5. What is the best thing about having a book blog in your opinion?
The community and creative outlet! Having the ability to express myself and my enjoyment of reading with other who can appreciate that is huge! I absolutely adore you all. I look forward to comparing reviews, the conversations that happen, and branching out into other forms of social media with everyone. It feels a space in my life that my non-reading friends cannot.
6. What blog post have you had the most fun writing so far?
I think that while I love writing reviews, I am going to have to go with BFF on The Belgium Reviewer 🙂 Inge is terrific and this was actually her post, but participating was fun and introduced me to several fantastic people.
7. When do you typically write?
I am up at 3 am on work days, so I generally do not sleep very late. With kids in the home, my mornings are the quietest so that is when I begin writing.
8. Do you review every book you read?
No. If I was completely unsatisfied with a title and can find anything positive to say, I will not post a review. I submit feedback and move on. I am not in the habit of ripping someone’s hard work to shreds. I am also not against others posting harsh reviews. I get it. Reviews are honest feedback. It just isn’t my thing. I also do not review any books I read for personal reasons. That is not often though. I am not a fan of spiritual and self-help titles.
9. How do you write your book reviews? With a cup of coffee or tea? With Netflix? Cuddled with your fur baby?
I have no fur baby sadly. I do always have a cup of tea or coffee in hand and classical music or my sound machine playing. I suffer severe tinnitus and vertigo, so I strive to create a relaxing environment with just enough noise to drown out the sounds in my head. Classical music also helps me think.
10. When do you write your book reviews? Right after finishing the book? Two weeks after finishing the book?
Generally, I wait one day. This is just enough time to allow the book to sink in a bit more, but I do not risk losing my initial thoughts and excitement.
11. How often do you post?
I like to post 2 -3 times a week when able, but due to vertigo it can vary 🙂
I Tag (here is where I always break the rule 🙂 ):