Thank you to the kindest InkBlottings for tagging me! I hardly have time to write anything other than book reviews during exam season, so it’s nice to be able to post something a little different. Do check out Jamie’s blog, the originator of this tag, too!
1. Where do you typically write your blog posts?
My workspace corner in the living room, next to the window. I bought my very first desk last year; before that, I just studied on the sofa, which was a terribly unproductive and unergonomic way of doing things.
2. How long does it take you to write a book review?
One or two hours? Depends how much I like the book and how well known it already is. Generally, the more I like a book, the harder it is for me to articulate exactly why it is so incredible. And if it’s a classic, I try harder to contribute something new – or at least something personal.
3. When did you start your book blog?
February 2016, when I should have been revising for my IB mocks instead.
4. What is the worst thing about having a book blog?
The interminable feeling that I could have written something less mediocre.
5. What is the best thing about having a book blog?
The ever-present impetus for engaging with the books I read. Making myself pinpoint why I like or do not like a novel, what I admire about an author, encourages me to process prose with a much more appreciative mindset. Hopefully one day this will help me publish my very own bestseller. ☺️
6. Which blog post have you had the most fun writing?
It’s too hard to choose just one – and some of them aren’t even book reviews! But to shortlist five:
- A Book Person on Film, a personal essay
- North and South, a sinfully underrated Victorian classic rivalling Austen
- The Good Immigrant, a timely, beautifully articulate essay collection
- On the Merits of Young Adult Fiction, important stuff!!
- Fantasy and Its Lessons on Love and Friendship
For a more complete list of my favourite blog posts, sorted into categories and including all my five-star reviews, check out my Favourites. ❤️
7. What is your favourite type of blog post to write?
Personal essays, although the inspiration for these comes considerably less frequently than the number of books I manage to read.
8. When do you typically write?
As soon as I finish a book, or whenever inspiration strikes!
9. How do you write your book reviews? With a cup of coffee or tea? With Netflix?
How does anyone concentrate with Netflix? No, certainly not that. I don’t really have set writing habits, but I do like my coffee and tea and cakes, yes.
10. How often do you post?
As often as I finish books! So really, I have no set schedule either.
Thanks again to InkBlottings! I’d like to tag:
The rules are pretty simple: Answer the questions, give credit to the creator (Jamie), tag five people or more, and have fun! Oh, and leave a link below so I can read your answers too 😊 But don’t feel the need to do the tag if you don’t want to!