Book Blogger Insider Tag

Tag Thursday
NaBloPoMo 2016 #17

Rules:

  1. Answer the questions below
  2. Credit the creator: Jamie @ A Little Slice of Jamie
  3. Tag at least 5 people
  4. Have fun!

1.Where do you typically write your blog posts?

Where ever I am when I have the time and inspiration to write. This typically is somewhere at school, usually the Student Union (where I eat most of my meals) or the library. When I’m not at school I’m usually in my bedroom, my bed is a bunk with a couch on the bottom, so that’s where you can find me.

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

It really depends on a lot of things. Sometimes I get reviews written in just a few minutes (mainly on books I was really passionate about, either I have a lot of good to say or a lot of bad), and

3.When did you start your book blog?

I started it on October 5th of 2015 to document my adventures in writing last year’s NaNoWriMo (which I probably will not be doing this year, unfortunately. I’ll have a post up once I decide).

I posted a One-Year Blogiversay Post a few weeks ago, if you’d like to see it.

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

I think the worst thing is trying to get people to comment on reviews. I don’t always read the ‘popular’ books and I feel like sometimes that makes it hard to get an auidence. I also worry about scaring people off because I post a lot thats not just books, like the comics, games, and movies I review for Media Monday.

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

The community. As a kid I never had a lot of bookish friends, so its such a novelty (see what I did there?) to think that there are so many people who want to talk about books as much as I do.

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

Oh goodness! I’ve written so many!! Probably something from NaNoWriMo!

7.What is your favorite type of blog post to write?

I really love doing random, insane stuff that’s not really related to anything. Like tags that ask silly questions, or ‘A Day in the Life’ kind of things.

8.When do you typically write?

Whenever I have time is a recurring theme, so I won’t say much more. Its usually either middle of the afternoon (ie: when I’m done with class, but not ready to go home), or late at night once my school work is done.

9.Do you review every book you read?

That was definately the idea, but it just didn’t happen as intended. I review most things that I read, but not all of them by any means. Particularly if I don’t finish a book, I don’t feel qualified to review it (and I don’t like reviewing things I didn’t like, because I try to stay positive).

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

Once again, this is just ‘whenever and where ever I have the time and motivation.’ Like right now I’m typing in the student union, while eating lunch and wearing a Scarlet Witch costume.

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

As soon as possible after I read it, however, it sometimes takes a little while for me to have time. During breaks I review as soon as I’m done, most of the time, and sometimes I start the review as I’m reading, either by posting progress updates on goodreads, or by

12.How often do you post?

I try to post at least once a week, but that doesn’t always happen, because I am a pretty busy girl.

13. Tagging

Misty Prose

Book Slayer Reads

Meghan M Blogs

A Universe for Books

One Bookish Girl

Book Huntress World

All of you are welcome to do the tag and say I tagged you! And if you’ve done it already, or when you do, please leave a link below so I can check it out!!!

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Pokemon Go Book Tag

Tag Thursday

The Pokemon Go Tag was created by Read At Midnight and I was tagged by Mac of Nerds and Novels (whom you may remember for his recent guest post).

I love Pokemon so much, so I was delighted when this tag came along (and guys, let me tell you, it was everywhere, I swear to you every other post on my dash was this tag). Fun Fact: The first Pokemon game I ever played was Pokemon Diamond way back when you could still walk into a blockbuster’s store and rent games (pro tip: do not rent Pokemon games, it sucks when you have to give them back).

Tagging: I’m not tagging anyone, because I think everyone who wants to do it has done it, but if you want to say I tagged you feel free. And please, drop me the link to your tag!

And goodness is this tag long! In fact, its so long that I’m going to put the bulk of it under a read more despite trying to get away from doing that (partially because of the feedback on my survey which I would still love for you to complete!).

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My first Pokemon in Pokemon Go was Charmander (because who doesn’t love a little fire dragon baby?), but my first Pokemon ever – and favorite – is Piplup, the adorable Penguin Pokemon (see my embroidered Piplip here). Seriously, when I first got Pokemon X for my DS I spent hours trolling the World Trading center trying to get one before Mac was kind enough to pass one on (I’ve since bred it with a Ditto and have ten or so), but the one from Mac is over level 60 and I’ve yet to evolve it (they’re cuter when they’re little!).

The book that started my love for reading was probably the Magic Tree House Series. Yes I’d already had Harry Potter and The Hobbit read to be by my mother, but Magic Tree House was the first that I read by myself.

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If you did that hack and got Pikachu as your starter – who discovered that anyway?? – then I am very JEALOUS of you because I think he’s adorable (I know some people think he’s overrated, but you know what? Screw them).

I will always love ANYTHING by JRR Tolkien, but for this – because for some reason people don’t always lump the Lord of the Rings in with traditional classics? – I’ll say Alexander Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo. It was probably one of the first true classics that I ever read and so it will always stick with me.

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Zubat is everywhere in the traditional Pokemon games – and yes, trust me, it annoys me – but for me in Pokemon Go I’m much more likely to run across a Ratatta (which are cuter anyway).

For overdone book I’m going to have to say The Hunger Games by Susanne Collins. I really liked it back when I first read it – and I remember saying to my mom ‘I can’t imagine how they’ll make this into a movie but wouldn’t it be cool?’ – but I’ve only seen one of the movies (the first one) and I cringe a little whenever I see it. Not to mention, I blame it for the Dystopia genre spiraling out of control and now I cannot stand that genre anymore.

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Personally I really like Ditto and not just for its uses – although, as I mentioned previously, its gotten me about 10 Piplups – and I hope I can get one in Pokemon Go just because I think its really cute.

The Princess Bride by William Goldman is full of every cliche and stereotype under the sun but I love it anyway. Its just a really fun book (and movie) that I feel everyone should read at least once (or twice). See my movie review which includes a little on the book here.

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Isn’t Snorlax adorable? I actually managed to catch one in Pokemon Y and promptly named it Bai Bae after my best friend Bailey who will hopefully either never read this post or take that as a compliment (which it is meant to be, I swear!).

I’m going to say A Song of Ice and Fire / A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin even though I technically have started it (but I gave up on it because of the size). Even though its not really up my alley (too much sex and rape and incest, seriously calm your tits) I’d like to read more of it just so I can understand the phenomena.

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Personally I think the ghost type Pokemon are really cute and they don’t actually freak me out at all. Maybe its because they’re mostly purple in color. (and I just want to say, I’m writing this at Panera the guy next to me is saying “the thing that is being possessed by the possessor” but he’s a tutor talking about grammar and I’m trying not to laugh about how perfect the timing is).

Asylum by Madeleine Roux is by far the most terrifying thing I have ever read. Granted I try to avoid horror books, but still this thing was way too much for me (my mom liked it though).

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Post Interest Survey

Hello all! All always the point of this blog is to be as useful to my readers as possible, and especially with college just around the corner when I won’t be having as much time to write and blog as I would like, I’d like to make sure that I’m making everything as interesting to you as I possibly can.

That’s why I’m setting up a survey – which you can find under the read more  or by clicking this link – to find out exactly what kinds of content my readers are most interested in so I can focus on that rather than just writing a lot of nonsense and hoping you like it. (Of course, I’m still going to post what I enjoy first and foremost, but wouldn’t it be awesome if I can post stuff all of us enjoy?).

I also ask some pretty random questions, like what books, movies, and games I should read/watch/play and if I should subscribe to a book box.

Notes:

  • I will not be offended by anything you say, nor will I be hunting you down and arguing with you. Unless you choose to give me your contact into – which I will never share with anyone ever – I will have no way of knowing who took the quiz, and even then, I won’t be connecting your information to your answers in order to judge or belittle you. I want honesty first and foremost and I’m pretty dang difficult to offend.
  • I won’t be closing this ever, and might repost it in a few weeks, so take your time and feel free to answer again if your interests are changing!
  • None of the questions are required and you can skip any you want to.
  • If you get bored part way through – I was very through when I made it – feel free to just skip to the end and submit even if you aren’t done.

Thanks in advance! Data means a lot to me, its part of why I’m going to library school.

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Disney Book Tag

Today I’ve decided to try the Disney Book Tag by Katytastic because I absolutely love Disney. As usual no one invited me to try this, I just decided to and invited myself AND I’m going to Disney World! I’m scheduling this to be published during my trip.

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Totally Should’ve

Todays’s Tag Thursday is the Totally Should’ve Tag by EmmaBooks.

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