Book Blog Newbie Tag

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Hey Everyone! Happy Saturday!  I saw this tag on Book to the Becky‘s Blog and it looked like fun!  We are a couple weeks into our blog and thought it might be nice to answer a few questions more about the why.

1. Why did I start this blog?

K: I recently stumbled across Booktube, and I LOVE it.  I honestly did not think that there was such a community of people online that had come together to share their love of books.  I’ve also been having this huge urge to write and figured I’d try blogging out.  It’s all new to me and I’m excited to see where things end up.

N: I’d also been wanting to get back into writing and Kayla chatted me up asking me to start a blog with her so down the rabbit hole we went!

2. What are some fun and unique things I can bring to book blogging?

K: I have a pretty diverse love of books.  From Fantasy to Nonfiction and I’m always looking to find more new things.

N: Unique views, I’m not swayed by the masses and what they think; I have no problem speaking my mind and giving my honest review about what I have read.

3. What am I most excited for about this blog?

K: I’m excited to share this journey of blogging with a great friend and to use this as a way to keep in touch and share our love of books with others.  I’m also really excited to meet other people online and add even more books to my TBR and discover books I wouldn’t have found otherwise.

N: New reading materials! I have the horrible habit of only reading a few authors and genres, I like ruts, but blogging is pushing me out of my comfort zone of old haunts and I am loving the ride. But also like Kayla said, it’s been awesome to rekindle our friendship and get back into reading and writing together like we use to!

4. Why do I love reading?

K: Ugh, this is such a hard one to answer. The written word is a powerful thing, I love the journey each book takes me on, whether it to be learning about myself, about somebody else or just pure enjoyment of the adventure in the book.

N: Education is a big one, I love learning new things and researching EVERYTHING, but I also love getting lost in a new world, being an assassin one day and the queen of hearts the next! Also sharing new books, concepts, and authors with others, reading starts so many good conversations!

5. What book or series got me into reading?

K: This is another hard one but one of the first books I remember reading is The Giver as a child in Elementry school, I’m pretty sure up until that point my books had pictures in them and I was not convinced that there would be any point in reading them once they were taken out.  My librarian proved me wrong and I thank her for it.

N: Hmmmmm… No idea, my mom loved reading so I started and being homeschooled we did a lot of learning via reading so… No clue but I do remember devouring the American Girls books at a pretty young age.

6. What questions would I ask my favorite authors?

K:

  1. What made you decide to write?
  2. What are your thoughts on fanfiction?

N:

  1. Which came first: the characters or the plot?
  2. Do you map everything out before writing or shoot from the hip?

7. What challenges do I think starting a blog will be the hardest to overcome?

K: Reviews, I struggle with them, I don’t know if what I’m writing is decent so I normally take a few days.  I’m  now dragging a notebook with me everywhere so I can jot things down when I read.

N: I agree, reviews but for a different reason. I am use to proof reading, so I notice the technical aspects and really hone in on them. Content review is wholly new to me and I’m not sure how to get those thoughts down yet…

8. When did I start reading?

K: I have no idea. Pretty young, I hear stories about being “the reader” my whole life.

N: Around kindergarten, when I started homeschooling with my mom.

9. Where do I read?

K: I read all over, on my couch with a blanket, in my chair (on the hunt for a cozier book reading chair), audiobooks when I commute to work or drive anywhere, on the couch at work on my lunch, coffee shops when it’s nicer out.

N: In a plane. On a train. In a box. With a fox (er cat). On the lawn. Sometimes at dawn. So long as there is enough light to see the words I am there with  a book!

10. What kinds of books do I like to read?

K: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Contemporary Fiction, Non-fiction (memiors, biographies, business, self-help, psychology, etc), Young Adult, New Adult.  I’ve started branching out into crime as well which I’ve enjoyed so far.  I’m sure I’m missing things.  I don’t think there is much I dislike.  It’s more the quality of the writing and the mood I’m in.

N: Fantasy, fiction, non-fiction, educational, historical, historical fiction, crime, thriller, dark, gothic, religious. I’m willing to give just about anything a go except maybe hard core romance, I don’t mind it as an added element but I prefer more than just stary-eyed mush.

I hope you enjoyed our responses!  Please let us know if you have any questions you’d like us to answer in the future.   I’m not sure who to tag for this but if you’re interested then you should do it!

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