I am, as you can see, very new! Hi, Hello.
Now that I’ve (mostly) caught up with my reading for this year, I decided I’d write a little bit about why I started my blog by completing the Newbie Blogger – Book Tag. Obviously. Please, feel free to comment, ask questions, and give constructive feedback.
- ) Why did you start this blog?
- I suffer from general and social anxiety disorders with bouts of depression. Whoa … way to start out with the heavy stuff! As part of my anxiety management, I journal. Well, I did journal. Then journaling turned into making to-do lists, turned into writing down book quotes, turned into keeping track of the books I was reading and, voila, here I am!
- ) What are some fun and unique things you can bring to book blogging?
- I read almost everything, so I’m hoping to bring a lot of book diversity to the table, as I get into the swing of things and find my groove. I also find myself quite amusing, and hope a few of you might too. I don’t re-write the synopsis when I write reviews. I’m not sure why that’s a thing. If I’m reading reviews, I’ve probably already read the synopsis and found the book interesting, ya know? So the last thing I want to do is dig through your synopsis to get down to what you actually thought about the book. I’m not going to do that here. Reviews and thoughts are my own and you can read the synopsis on Goodreads. Or wherever.
- ) What are you most excited for about this new blog?
- I get to talk about books! Maybe I’ll find a few of you who want to talk about books with me.
- ) Why do you love reading?
- I read for escapism. I read to educate myself about, and manage my illness. I read because it’s fun to share books (anything you love, really) with others. I read because I relate better to fictional characters than I do to real people.
- ) What book series got you into reading?
- Xanth series by Piers Anthony. If you haven’t read it – you should pick up book 1, A Spell for Chameleon or Demons Don’t Dream (which is book 16, but also stands well alone). These books were the first “grown up” books I read. My dad loves these and we always had them around home. Once, many many moons ago, I read books 1 – 27 … in … a … row. There are now 41 books in this series. I stopped reading around book 34 and should have stopped reading around book 25 because the content just isn’t there any more, but this world and these characters will forever be part of what makes me a reader.
- ) What challenges do you think starting a blog will be the hardest to overcome?
- Finding time to keep up and making interesting content. I have a full time job and have to adult, at least once in a while. I have other hobbies as well like crocheting and hanging out with my family and my 6 fur babies. I wonder how long I’ll be able to keep it up if I don’t get many followers. Would I do it just for me? Time will tell.
- ) What questions would you ask your favorite authors?
- One of my favorite authors is Brandon Sanderson. I’ve met him several times – my boyfriend and I go to see him every time he’s in my state (Colorado (and even went to Utah October 2017 for his latest book release)). I have never asked him a question, but Eric, my boyfriend, did. He says, “so, Brandon, my girlfriend doesn’t want to continue in the Mistborn series because you killed off one of her favorite characters, what would you say to her to convince her to keep going”? GASP! He used his question to throw me under the bus!?
- ) When did you start reading?
- I don’t remember starting to read, I just always remember reading. My sister and I would sit in a closet when we were little and listen to books on tape over and over and over again. One of my favorite photos is of me when I was maybe two years old, or even younger, and my dad’s reading me a book. Books have always been a welcome part of my life.
- ) Where do you read?
- Mostly in bed at night, or on my couch. I like to be warm and snuggly when I read.
- ) What kinds of books do you read?
- Everything from Adult high fantasy, to self-help, to YA, to contemporary. I am not a fan of graphic novels or horror/thriller, but I try to branch out to those once in a while too, because you never know when tastes will change.