As promised, I’m back! I felt like the name change (post explaining the change coming soon) required a reintroduction, so what a better way to start than with the Book Blog Newbie Tag? The creator’s blog doesn’t exist anymore, but I found this from Dani’s Bookshelf.
Without further ado, let’s jump into the questions
Why did you start this blog?
I found Booktube late last year, and it revived my love of the bookish community. So, why didn’t I start a Booktube channel? Crippling anxiety in front of the camera, what else?! Joking, but not that much. Blogging just fits my lifestyle better right now. As far as why I wanted to join at all is so I could have better/more conversations about the books I am reading. Outside of buddy reads with my S.O., I don’t really have anyone IRL to talk books with.
What are some fun and unique things you can bring to book blogging?
As the name would suggest, I’m hoping to bring more attention to audiobooks. I know they’ve had their time to shine in the past few years coinciding with the rise in podcasts, but they still aren’t crazy popular. I really believe audiobooks can turn nonreaders, or readers who say they don’t have time to read, into bigger readers. Plus, some of them are purely delightful.
What are you most excited for about this new blog?
The conversations! So much of my reading the past few years has been a solitary experience. I don’t want to keep silent about these amazing books anymore, and I definitely want to hear from others in the community as well.
Why do you love reading?
The cliche answer – it’s an escape. But beyond that, I just love how authors can use a combination of a finite number of words and capture real-life emotions, take the reader to another place and time and make them think about things that would never come up in their limited realm of experiences. All with a combination of a few dozen letters and punctuation marks.
What book or series got you into reading?
My go-to answer to this would be Harry Potter, like every other person my age, but I was an avid reader well before that. I loved Eric Carle’s picture books, had all of the Junie B. Jones books and loved even more than I can remember. But yes, Harry Potter hooked me like no others had before it.
What questions would you ask your favorite authors?
After I spouted garbled gushing for a minute or two, I’d probably turn the question around on them, like who their favorite authors are, what they hope their readers get out of their books.
What challenges do you think starting a book blog will be the hardest to overcome?
The most challenging thing I expect is finding the time to make creative content and finding the balance so I can still read as much as I want.
When did you start reading?
I don’t remember a distinct moment of learning to read, I just know it was before I started school. My brother is 4 years older than me, so every time he would do his homework with my mother, you’d find me sitting on the opposite side of them reading along.
Where do you read?
Everywhere. Not an exaggeration. As an audiobook listener, I can read anywhere I have my phone, whether that’s in the grocery store, on the train while on my way to work, or in the shower with the help with a bluetooth speaker.
What kinds of books do you like to read?
2018 has been the year of epic fantasy and science fiction so far, but there are few genres that I don’t actively pick up. I love a good nonfiction or literary fiction, but even historical and romance can find their way on my TBRs from time to time.
And that’s a wrap! Now I turn it over to you: Who are your favorite book bloggers?