I found this tag and thought it’d be a fun way to tell you a little more about myself, my blog, and my reading tastes.
Original tag by Always Trust in Books
The last three books you read?
Teckla by Steven Brust, The Shadow Rising and The Fires of Heaven by Robert Jordan
Spoilers or spoiler free?
Generally, spoiler free. I don’t like going into a book that I know too much about, but sometimes spoilers, because once in a while you just have to talk about that one thing that you just can’t get over and maybe someone else can’t either
How long have you been book blogging?
Since early 2017. I had been blogging for a few years before then, but that was the time I transitioned into focusing on book content
A book you read in one sitting?
Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
Short, interesting, and paced well. This was an easy one to zip through all at once
Your favourite genre?
Preferred book size? (novella, tome…etc)
For fantasy, around 500 pages. Long enough to get a full world and story, but not so long it’s intimidating, but I’ve definitely loved longer books. Also that’s too long for different genres that don’t need all the world building or a large cast of characters. So, it depends
Amount of books on your TBR?
About 45, but some of that includes multiple books from a few series
A book you have DNF’d?
The last book I DNF’d was Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey
Recent awards or milestones?
I don’t usually track anything blog related, beyond keeping myself on a posting schedule. I’m just having fun with it. The last thing notable I did was start adding these tags into my lineup, because I think they’re fun and I’ve always liked seeing other people do them
Best interaction with an author you enjoy?
I’m not really one to reach out to authors or attend book events, so not much to choose from there. I do love editing videos though, and last year I made a video based on an author’s non-book project. I sent it to him and he thought it was cool. So that was a lot of fun
Average number of books you read per month?
On average, about four. But some months I read one, and others I read six
Top three publishers?
I have a wide variety of publishers on my shelves, but most of my graphic novels are from Image Comics, and I think most of the novels are various imprints of HarperCollins or Penguin Books
Social media sites your blog uses?
I only have Twitter, but I honestly forget to use it most of the time
I’m in a book group on Discord, and I’m trying out a bunch of other apps specifically for book sharing, but I’ll let you know which of those, if any, I’m going to continue using after my trial period is over
Average amount of time you spend networking?
Not a great deal. I’ve only ever blogged in my very limited free time, so I’ve only recently started having time to get involved in the blogging and book communities. It’s been a lot of fun so far, and I’m looking forward to interacting more frequently around here
Most comfortable blogging position?
Sitting at my desk is really the only place I write.
Music or quiet when writing reviews?
I usually have a show or stream on in the background, something I can listen to that doesn’t require much attention
Can you sum up your blogging style in 5 words?
Bookish, Creative, Honest, Rambly, Evolving
A blog you looked up to starting out?
I started so long ago, I can’t remember any specifics. I love looking around at new-to-me blogs for anyone with similar interests and style for inspiration. I also read a lot of webcomics in my younger years, so many mixed-media blogs or little updates slipped in beneath the main content have influenced my own blogs.
The best book you have reviewed so far?
This is a tough one, but I really enjoyed reviewing Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh. Its unique blend of personal essays and humorous comics had me reflecting on one page and laughing on the next.
Best piece of blogging advice?
There are a lot of blogs out there these days, so just blog about the things you love to talk about. Even if it’s only when you have time, even if your interests change over time, blogs are so customizable and you can find plenty of other people with similar mixed interests to have discussions with and mutually support.