I am curious, so it’s safe to assume you might be, too! Thank you so much to my favourite banana-eater The Orang-Utan Librarian for today’s Suntag!
Where do you typically write your blog posts?
Anywhere! If I’m home, then it will be on my coffee table turned desk, or on the couch while some TV show is on in the background. But I also like to take my laptop to a coffee shop and write there, especially reviews. I find the activity around to be very inspiring. As long as no one comes to talk to me, haha!
How long does it generally take you to write a book review?
It depends if the inspiration lady is with me, or if the book triggered strong emotions in me. I try not to stay on a review too long or I end up just deleting everything I write to make it better but I never make it better!!! Usually, an hour and a half max, with the formatting, picture, and book info.
When did you start your book blog?
I first logged in on WordPress in December 2015 and my first blog post went live on January 1st 2016. Time flies! I still feel like a newbie!
What is the worst thing about having a book blog in your opinion?
The guilt! I often feel guilty that I can’t blog hop on a daily basis. I love reading everyone’s posts but there are not enough hours in a day.
What is the best thing about having a book blog in your opinion?
Finding your people. It feels so good to be part of a community and not be judged because you’d rather spend the night with a book than a cocktail at the pub!
What blog post have you had the most fun writing so far?
I always have the most fun writing tags or special posts with lots of gifs. I remember last year I posted about what presents I’d like to receive for Christmas, it was a good one! (still waiting on some of those stuff to arrive. Santa is mean!)
What is your favourite type of blog post to write?
Even though they give me a hard time, reviews are my favourite. I like playing with words, trying to convey my feelings, and hearing back from you guys!
When do you typically write?
I’m at my best in the mornings and, when I have busy days, in the evenings. I really like mornings when everyone’s at work and I can put the music on, grab a mug of tea, and write with a clear head. Evenings are nice to forget about the day’s events and chill.
Do you review every book you read?
I try! I’ve gotten better at it but a few didn’t make it. Sometimes I don’t have enough to say… Yeah, I swear it happens!
How do you write your book reviews? With a cup of coffee or tea? With Netflix? Cuddled with your fur baby?
Oops, I already answered part of this one! I usually have an American TV show in the background (Thanks, Netflix!) or some music (general music during the day, yoga stuff in the evening). Always with a mug of tea. A cup is never enough :p Iris is often sitting on my lap when I blog, or right by my side, while Yûki is at my feet.
When do you write your book reviews? Right after finishing the book? Two weeks after finishing the book?
I try to review as soon as I’m done with a book, but when it’s the middle of the day or the night, it’s not possible. Usually, I review within a week, otherwise I forget about some details and I am not satisfied with what I am left with!
How often do you post?
I used to have a pattern of three posts a week: a review, the TWIB tag and a Suntag. Now it’s all about posting when I have something important/personal to say, when I can fill in a TWIB, if I have a tag for the weekend, on tours day, and every other day when it feels right!