I decided at some point during the first lockdown, during one of my many cups of tea, (I am going to say when reading any of my blogs I’m probably drinking a cup of tea while I’m writing) that I would like to start a blog. It seemed like a good idea I could talk without hearing my voice in a podcast and I don’t have to put on makeup to do a YouTube video. The next step was how to start. I thought a tag would be a good way to break the ice and low and behold there is a book tag for newbies, which I found here, https://thebookishlounge.wordpress.com/2016/06/14/book-blog-newbie-tag-tags/ so let’s begin.
1. Why did you start this blog?
Over lockdown down I have found myself thinking that it would be fun to have a place where I can babble about different stuff, I used to have Amimo which was fun but you are tied to only talking about the topic of the Community you are in.
2. What are some fun and unique things you can bring to book blogging
I’m not sure if it’s unique but I’m probably not just going to talk about books, I don’t read very fast so I don’t think I will ever get to a point where I post a book review every week. I will of course find plenty of book topics to talk about but I would also like to talk about Disney and arts and crafts.
3.What are you most excited for about this new blog?
to have fun talking about my favourite books
4. Why do you love reading?
I love that you can go to a different world and experience a different life almost.
5. What book or series got you into reading?
I’m going to say the animals ark series because I used to listen to the audio books when I was younger, but I would also say that the mediator as that was the first series that I actually went out of my way to read from the library.
6. What questions would you ask your favourite authors?
I technically already asked one of my favourite authors a questions (which is Cassandra Clear) when she was doing q&a’s over on Tumblr I asked which book Ty Blackthorn Picked from Herondale Library, she replied with Sherlock returns. It is a silly question but after finishing a lord of shadow that was something I was wondering that and how on earth I was going to be able to wait a year to see what happed to the Blackthorns.
my other half also once emailed his favourite authors Ali Sparkes and got a lovely response from her.
It has become so much easier to ask authors questions thanks to social media and one of there many q&a’s.
7. What challenges do you think starting a blog will be the hardest to overcome?
trying post regularly I think will be my big challenge on this blog and finding stuff to talk about as well.
8. When did you start reading?
The honest answer is I’m not actually sure I have always loved books but when I was younger it was more to look at the pictures and to collect so my mum could read for me then I discovered audiobooks thanks to my older sister I think when I was 7 so if that counts then. But I really started physically reading for pleasure when I think 12 maybe.
9. Where do you read?
Anywhere comfortable I guess, but the bus has always been where I read the bulk of it I have found that I end up with very long bus journeys so to pass the time I would always read. I also find I like reading in bed with a cup of tea as there are no distractions and I can be all cosy.
10. What kind of books do you read?
Even though I’m in my 20s I still find myself in the YA and middle Grade section of Waterstones every time I go in there, although I am slowly starting to read books in the rest of the shop. I read fantasies mostly, I also read mysteries, I have read the odd magic realism book and I guess rom coms though I try to avoid books with romance unless they have a interesting Concept or are classics as I’m trying to read more of those.