The Book Blogger Inside Tag

This is one of those “free to do” tags that I snagged from The Writing Hufflepuff.  We’ve been having some awesome vent-fests in her comments, and when I saw this, I figured it would give me an excuse to talk (more) about myself.   This is actually a tag from this month.  I’m caught up on all my old ones, but still keeping up with my schedule/to-do list.

Where do you typically write your blog posts?

Right here with my butt on the new sectional.  Before we had the new sectional, I wrote them on the old sectional.  I used to go into the bedroom to do any kind of writing work, but there’s no place to sit comfortably in there unless I set up my table and drag my husband’s gaming chair in.  It’s so much easier to just sit in the front room and pop on some headphones if the hubby is watching/playing something.

How long does it generally take you to write a book review?

It really depends on a number of factors.  If I loved the book and it was an in depth story, it could take me over a month to say everything I need to say.  If it’s a DNF (did not finish), those usually only take me one or two writing sessions to bang out (with the first one being the review set up), since it won’t take me too long to say why I gave up on it.  On average, it probably takes me two or three sessions to write a review, so a week?

When did you start your book blog?

I created this blog on May 28, 2012, but I didn’t really start doing anything with it until I needed a place to post my fanfiction.  The reviews kind of came along for the ride, so I’d have steady content.  I’d say I’ve been consistently posting since 2015.

What is the worst thing about having a book blog in your opinion?

Keeping up.  You want to remain consistent, but you also don’t want to just throw reviews together.  I have very high standards for myself, and I can’t publish something that’s not as close to perfect as I can make it.  Despite this, I still find errors/typos in some of my finished reviews :\

What is the best thing about having a book blog in your opinion?

Having a place to post my thoughts and the awesome conversations that have arisen due to that.

What blog post have you had the most fun writing so far?

Uhhhh, I’m basically struggling to stay awake right now.  I can’t answer a question this difficult lol.

What is your favorite type of blog post to write?

I really loved my Final Fantasy Character Assessments, even though I only posted two.  Those combined two of my favorite things: Final Fantasy and psychology along with a few other interests.  I love exploring the psychology of characters especially those as well done as FF always presents.  There’s always a reason they act the way they act and do the things they do.  Even if those reasons don’t always justify the action, they do explain it.  I want to get back into doing those, but they take a long time, and I’ve been having trouble just staying awake.

When do you typically write?

I’m a writing vampire when it comes to the creative end.  For some reason I can just get in the zone when the sun goes down.  Since I work a day job, the only time I have to write is evenings and weekends.

Do you review every book you read?

I actually do, but the reviews vary in length as much as the books.  A short review will just take me one session to complete, and then I wait at least a day to proofread/review.  I’m way behind right now since I just move onto the next one once I finish, but I take a lot of notes so I can review each book in the order I finish.

How do you write your book reviews? With a cup of coffee or tea? With Netflix? cuddled with your fur baby?

Usually with coffee if it’s not too late in the evening.  I can’t have anything like Netflix or Hulu on, because it’ll distract me.  If my husband’s watching something,that’s when I employ my headphones.  Instrumental music is best for both writing reviews and just writing in general.  Sometimes I have a fur baby whether I want one or not.

Picture of Cid my brown tabby cat on his back with his front feet near his face

Hai gaiz!

When do you write your book reviews? Right after finishing the book? Two weeks after finishing the book?

As mentioned above I write them in order so, uh, it can take a while.  I’m currently working on one I finished back in November 2017.  I think I’m writing reviews faster than I’m finishing books, and I’ve started to put graphic novels together to review as a series instead of one off.  That’s helped immensely.

How often do you post?

At least twice a week!  I have three status posts I do on a biweekly basis.  It used to be four, Final Fantasy Friday, but I kind of stopped doing that without any preamble (sorry for the people who really liked it!  I figured I could work on gaming and game reviews instead o.O).  I like having status posts because it means the blog will always be up to date even if I don’t have time to do any reviews et al.

Oh well that’s it!  Like TWH I’m not tagging anyone.  Feel free to snag it if you’d like.  In the comments tell me if you use Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, or another streaming service!  Also, if you have any pets, tell them I love them ♥

14 thoughts on “The Book Blogger Inside Tag

  1. I use Netflix and we recently got Hulu. I also currently have a free trial of Prime but haven’t really done anything with it other than get free shipping for Ignited Moth’s house warming gift. 🙂 If I actually remember, I might do this tag. Seems fun.

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  2. Awww, kitty tummies are truly a special kind of cute!! ❤
    I enjoyed reading your answers. It was like a neat little 'behind the scenes' for your blog. 😛
    We do Netflix and Hulu, but we mainly use Netflix over Hulu. Though I enjoyed watching (and re-watching Over the Garden Wall on Hulu!) 😀

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    • He’s a menace lol. He better be cute to make up for it :p

      Cable is ridiculously expensive. It’s why we ditched it about a year ago. We just use Comcast for internet and then pay for Netflix, Hulu, and Prime. I also have a YouTube sub which is like $10 a month. It’s STILL less than cable. Can you get it where you just have internet and rely on streaming? You’d think the companies would figure out they’re model isn’t working, but they’d rather just bitch about how millennials are ruining everything *eye roll* Everything is too expensive and we figure out ways to adapt!

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      • Yeah I think we can just use Spectrum for the internet here and stream everything else… I want to because the price just keeps going up and up! We don’t even have any premium channels like HBO or Showtime either. LOL I know what you mean… the companies seem pretty damn stubborn about it all. Maybe if they lose enough customers, they’ll rethink their strategy.

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        • We had HBO for the sole purpose of watching Game of Thrones, but we found a workaround for that. Even paying for internet is pricey. I think it’s like $90 a month, but it’s still cheaper to do that and have the streaming services. I hope they do. They won’t be in business for much longer if they don’t lol.

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