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Suntag: Book Blogger Insider Tag

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!

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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.

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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!)

Find the post here!

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 YΓ»ki is at my feet.

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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!

Tag time!






22 thoughts on “Suntag: Book Blogger Insider Tag”

  1. Oh the guilt. I agree that there are not enough hours in the day to do it all, it’s so frustrating at times!
    I admire you for writing your reviews within a week, I can never do that, I’m always the sloweeeeeest and… well, I end up reviewing books so late sometimes, and then I hate myself because I can’t remember a thing, hahaha.
    Thank you so much for tagging me my Sweechie! ❀


    1. Guilt and its awful taste. One day, we’ll get rid of it!!!
      If I wait too long to write my review, I forget what I wanted to say xD My brain is old!!! Haha, don’t hate yourself, with the amount of stuff we read, it’s normal we can’t retain all the details! xxxxxxx

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    1. Thanks πŸ™‚ If you need any help, I’m here! Reviewing for indies is a bit more complicated, I think, because the road to publication is different and I pay double attention to how I express my feelings so they can see what works and doesn’t work for me and learn from it if needed πŸ™‚

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      1. Yes, you said exactly what I find so difficult! I find there is a level of sensitivity in indie authors, particularly because they are so invested and the product is so raw and ‘from the heart’ and it really is their baby and theirs alone. Anyways, I’m working on my first book review right now! I hope this goes well! Thanks for your advice, it really helped!


  2. I came by yesterday but I couldn’t comment or like for some reason (it’s not you, it was my system). I love your gifs too! I don’t think I blogged anywhere else but home yet. I do like the peace and quiet :-). I do feel like we’re all one big family too (most of the time) and I’m so happy I found ‘my kind of people’.


  3. Thank you for the tag. It was nice to read one of these from you again. I haven’t done a tag in ages and this is a good one to start back with. Actually a lot of my answers are the same as yours. I like to write my reviews in the mornings ( Sat and Sunday). And I like either to have Netflix or some easy watching show on in the background too.
    I will let you know when I do this tag.
    Amanda xx


  4. Yay- so glad you did this!! πŸ™‚ hehehe I’m glad to be your favourite banana-eater as well πŸ˜‰ Ah yeah I really relate to the blogger guilt, but so agree that the community makes it all worth it! ❀ Lovely answers! πŸ™‚


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