About Me, Bookish

Book Blogger Insider Tag

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I’d like to thank Ashley @ Ashley in Wonderland and Kathy @ Pages Below the Vaulted Sky for tagging me in the Book Blogger Insider Tag. I enjoy connecting with them at their blogs. If they are new to you, please go and say Hi as they both write some interesting reviews.

RULES:

  • Answer the questions below
  • Credit the creator: Jamie @ ALittleSliceofJamie
  • Tag at least 5 people
  • Have fun!

1. Where do you typically write your blog posts?

Usually in my home office on our PC. We painted the tiny wall behind the computer midnight blue and I love staring at it whilst formulating my thoughts. I really want to add a floating shelf and some fairy lights to it so my staring into nothingness gets some ‘texture’. 😉

2. How long does it take you to write a book review?

It depends. I usually write a draft first, which takes anything around 30 – 60 minutes. Then I like to sleep on it and edit it on my iPad. I usually don’t post straight away, but rather a few days after my initial draft.

3. When did you start your book blog?

In February 2018.

4. What’s the worst thing about having a book blog in your opinion?

All those passionate and wonderful reviews my fellow book bloggers write. I somehow want to read all of those books immediately. Don’t take me wrong, I love being inspired.. but..  I sometimes feel I need to read everything straight away. And I am the only one to blame for that …  #bookishproblems 🙈

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5. What is the best thing about having a book blog in your opinion?

I would say it’s the blogging community, discovering alike minded bloggers and sometimes expanding my reading horizons because of that has been tremendous fun and I am so grateful for all those interesting and kind people I got to meet so far. 🙂

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6. What blog post have you had the most fun writing so far?

Top 5 Wednesday Ideal Mash-Ups. Mostly because it turned out to be a creative thing I discussed with my boyfriend and his family and was a lot of fun in general.

7. What is your favourite type of blog post to write?

I enjoy deconstructing books – I am fascinated by human behaviour and love analysing characters wondering why they did what they did and how it got captured in a book. So I would say book reviews are probably my favourite posts to write.

8. When do you typically write?

Before I start working in the mornings, usually after I walk my dog and have some good coffee. Side note: I am seriously turning into a coffee snob these days buying freshly roasted coffee beans that I grind and all that jazz… 😉

9. How do you write your book reviews? With a cup of coffee or tea? With Netflix? Cuddledup with your fur baby?

I don’t have a routine. I may have some coffee, my dog likes to hang around with me in the study unless some cats and squirrels pay him a visit in our garden which triggers his guardian alert and requires his attention downstairs… I sometimes burn an intense stick (much to my dog’s annoyance) and really enjoy watching trees outside or stare into that dark wall mentioned in point 1). 🙂

10. When do you write your book reviews? Right after finishing the book? Two weeks after finishing the book?

I usually wait at least a few days, sometimes a week or two. I mostly formulate my thoughts whilst walking my dog and let them brew a bit. I tend to copy quotes whilst reading a book but don’t take notes. I probably would benefit from that though…

11. How often do you post?

I don’t have a fixed schedule, I tend to do regular #T5W posts and ideally would like to post at least one book review a week. But if that doesn’t happen, I won’t stress about it. I have also started a Chitter-Chatter series but again, no fixed routine there yet. It may be a Friday thing but don’t hold me to it.


I think most of the bloggers I interact with has done this tag by now.

If you haven’t done it yet, consider yourself tagged and if that is something you would enjoy doing, please let me know as I would love to read your answers. 🙂

Before I go, I have one question I’m desperate to know though:

What is your favourite type of blog post to write?

Fancy sharing that with me? 🙂 Thanks. 🙂

25 thoughts on “Book Blogger Insider Tag”

  1. I really enjoy writing discussion posts, especially when it’s a topic I’m really passionate about or curious to see what other people think. Reading through comments is always the best part! ❤

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    1. I know what you mean Holly. I also enjoy writing discussion posts and I absolutely agree with the comments part. Having a discussion is what I really enjoy about blogging.
      I appreciate people taking their time to stop by. ❤️

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  2. I love fairy lights, I can imagine such a cosy place where you write your reviews already!Very relatable what you said, I also want to read so many books when I see them! My fav thing to write are book reviews, or I should say were because I start to have some trouble with writing them. I also liked my DIY posts (book flowers and book folding) very much. Feeling kind of proud when I make something and people like it too. Still the little kid in me I suppose 🙂

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    1. I think lights can be so effective! I love adding them to Maison jars and ornamenting shelves with them. In our previous flat that we were renting, we ornamented a very dark window, which was mostly in a shade as well as our kitchen arch with them .. and it was so pretty. 😊 It’s amazing what these lights can do.
      Ha ha, I think that bookish problem is probably one majority book lovers have. I love reading book reviews you and other lovely fellow bloggers write… but need to keep my ‘I want I want’ mindset in check otherwise I do end up reading many books at the same time and an extremely long TBR list. 😉
      I loved your DIY posts! I am looking forward to your next one already.
      I think there’s nothing wrong for feeling proud when we feel we have created some valuable content. I think all of us can relate to that Inge! 😊❤

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  3. Fairy lights are awesome! I have multiple sets with different shapes and they are so cool ❤

    I also buy coffee beans and signed up for this "coffee subscription" not long ago. Every month i get a different bag of coffee and they are pretty awesome each time. 🙂

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    1. Oh, I love coffee. I am considering signing up for a barista course. It could be a cool present from family / my bf for Christmas / Birthday… 🙂 Plus my bf would probably appreciate (hopefully) its outcome. 😉 We get coffee from our native Bristol – Extract Coffee Roasters. It’s so satisfying grounding those beans, isn’t it. 🙂 I could get so geeky about it… #simplethings 🙂
      I am looking into solar powdered fairy lights now for our tiny garden. I think they would look so pretty next to our little olive tree. Glad to meet a fellow fairy lights fan. 🙂

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      1. OMG, if i had a garden i’d defo have those lights there!

        I used to work as a barista 10ish years ago. It was a lot less cool than i thought, although i did love making coffee 😀 We are planning to buy an espresso machine with steamer so i can make cappuccino at home. I’m also into flavoured instant coffee cuz i’m a semi-savage 😀

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      2. I secretly envy baristas their jobs… because of all that coffee, people watching, chit chatting… but then again, that’s my perception. Reality is usually a bit different like with everything. I still think it’s really cool that you got to experience that though! 🙂

        I’m not there to judge anyone about their coffee preferences. 🙂 I still don’t filter my coffee sometimes… 😉 😉

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      3. Yea, the coffee part really is great! And eating all the left over cakes 😀
        What i hated about the job, after about 2 weeks into: most of the customers. I’ve never been yelled at, barked at and generally made feel like dirt so much before. (Or after). Ugh.

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      4. Oh, that truly sucks. I enjoy getting to know baristas and anyone I interact with… something to do with my weird obsession with people I guess… 🙈
        People that yell at baristas clearly either should not drink more coffee as they are already on edge or should have coffee before leaving the house if they are in such desperate need… on a serious note: that part would really bother me and I can totally see why you didn’t enjoy the job.. 😔

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  4. Ahh, that problem of wanting to read all the books in the world, but having no time. I myself have this problem, and it results in me being able to read nothing at all, which is not helpful at all. 😂 Oh, and I can totally see that your favorite thing is deconstructing books; your posts are very thoughtful and analytical. 😉

    Great tag! May I ask though, what’s your poor dog’s reaction to that incense stick? How do you know he’s annoyed? Does he bark or something?

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    1. Oh thank you for your kind words. ❤️And yes, me not reading anything is sometimes the outcome of that as well!

      He usually sneezes once, looks at me with this ‘really?’ look and walks away in disgust (he likes to make a point 🐶). I buy eco vanilla sticks that should not be bad for dogs but he’s just not a fan… I guess it’s good for my wallet as I don’t burn them that often because of that… 😂😂😂

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  5. I agree so much especially with number four. I was just thinking about how many books/films I’ve added to my must list due to recommendations. I love that! But it would probably take me years to get through them all!

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    1. Indeed! I sometimes tell myself regularly: take a deep breath, you will love that book but you don’t want to read it NOW, you are already reading 5 different books. 😉 Glad I’m not the only one he he.

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    1. Fingers crossed you get some fairy lights soon. And thumbs up for a fellow coffee fan! 😊

      Thanks for stopping by and welcome to blogosphere! ❤️

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    1. Ha ha, I’m reading 5 books at the moment and keep on telling myself to not even think about a possibility of starting sixth one… I really want to read Circe though… 😂🙈
      💯 % agree re the bookish community! ❤️

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