Soooo. Finally! A tag! I usually don’t do tags, but recently I have been craving to answer questions, make lists, and just ramble about everything bookish, y’know? So I was ecstatic when I came across The Blogger Insider Book Tag over at Nyx‘s (I wasn’t tagged, sssh! But I’m doing it anyway! Ha!) 🙂
So the rules are:
Answer the Questions
Credit the Creator: Hello lovely, Camryn @ The Writing Crafter
Tag at least 5 people
1) Where do you typically write your blog posts?
Well, I usually do reviews in my desk at home, or in my bed, depending on my mood really. I’m not the kind of person who needs to be all set up before I can start my work. On the contrary, I can write anywhere, anytime. 🙂
2) How long does it generally take you to write a book review?
I am slow in organizing my thoughts! Really! Hence, even if I have the “general idea” for my review already, I keep on revising and adding and revising and adding non-stop! A quick review would usually last for 20 minutes, without the formatting. A full-on review would take 40 minutes to an hour! Haha! Told ya, I’m such a turtle like that.
3) When did you start your book blog?
I started this blog in March 2014, when I was an incoming sophomore in law school. I felt like I needed an outlet and an environment outside of my law books, and one where I can be free to write anything. Hence, this blog. It started out as The Booklander (from Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander! which I haven’t read til now. Oops.) However, although I started early with blogging, I had to be on hiatus for over a year to focus on my acads, but I decided to come back early 2017 🙂
4) What is the worst thing about having a book blog in your opinion?
I would be lying if I say “nothing.”Ha! I think it’s the pressure bloggers usually impose on themselves, which even I experience myself. I admit I don’t always have the time to post stuff, do reviews, mingle around and be active in the community, etc. And people say it’s okay, because you have to live your life outside of book blogging. However, I always have this pang of guilt I feel inside whenever I slack off – whenever I don’t have something new to post, or whenever I don;t feel like reviewing a book, etc. And I guess that’s what I’m working on now 🙂
5) What is the best thing about having a book blog in your opinion?
Oh the best thing about having a book blog is definitely the the people I get to talk t0 -how we get to share our passion for books, instant friends, instant BEST FRIENDS!, the gushings and ramblings – just the community in general!
6) What blog post have you had the most fun writing so far?
Since I love making lists, I am so in love doing memes! May favourites would be Top Ten Tuesdays and WWW Wednesdays. In fact, all I have been posting lately are memes, as I wasn’t reviewing the books I’m reading at all! Haha!
Making lists just makes me feel like I have my reading life so organized despite it’s contrary status in reality!
7) What is your favourite type of blog post to write?
Well, like I said in the previous question, it’s posting bookish memes! Oh, and fun tags like this one, too!
8) When do you typically write?
Usually midday. I don’t normally face my computer in the morning when I wake up, and I usually read at night before going to bed. Hence, it’s anytime in between the two 🙂 But really, I don’t have like a specific time for writing, just whenever I feel like doing it. Oh but except for reviews, but that would be for the succeeding questions!
9) Do you review every book you read?
Nah. I don’t. When I was new to blogging, I thought I should write a review for every book I read, first, so that people would know I’ve read them, and second, so that I can look back at it and see for myself how I felt about that book. My rule before? No review = never read. But things have changed and I realized that sometimes, just the thought of writing a review sucks the pleasure out from my reading. Sometimes I *almost* kinda dread finishing a book because of the review that I had to make afterwards. With that realization, I stopped pressuring myself to review each and every book I get my hands to. Does that make sense?
10) How do you write your book reviews? With a cup of coffee or tea? With Netflix? Cuddled with your fur baby?
Usually with a coffee somewhere in my desk. Actually, drop the “usually” there. I am never without coffee, hence I may have written all my reviews with coffee around. 🙂
11) When do you write your book reviews? Right after finishing the book? Two weeks after finishing the book?
The answer to this one depends how much I loved the book. I it was just so-s0 and I wanna review it, I don’t usually get into the keyboard right away. I may wait at least a couple of days to pass by before I’s review them. However, it’s a different story when I just have finished a 5-star book! I drop everything, and rave about it! Right after finishing it? Of course! Why would I wait?! I wanna share my giggles and praises right away!
12) How often do you post?
Oh, here’s the tricky question. I honestly try to post at least once a week. When I post a couple, that means I am not busy, or I badly wanna talk to people from my own planet (aka the book community). But let’s face it,adulting is hard and time is just a sucker. Once a week, yes? I’m really working on this scheduling thins. 🙂
Tagging the following lovely people!
And I am tagging YOU! if you have not done this post yet! Oh, and please tell me I’m not the only one pressured to write all those reviews! Have you ever felt like the enjoyment is being sucked out of your reading just because you have to make a tedious review after? Let’s talk in the comments!