I was not tagged by anyone in particular but saw this tag on Blame Chocolate and decided that I would like to do it as well!
1. Answer the questions below
2. Credit the creator Jamie @ALittleSliceofJamie
3. Tag at least 5 people
4. Have fun!
1. Where do you typically write your blog posts?
Well I no longer have a desk but I do have one of those little lap desks for my laptop. So generally while sitting in bed with my laptop in my lap since it’s when I have some quiet time to myself.
2. How long does it generally take you to write a book review?
At most I think around 20 to 30 minutes depending on how much I have to say about the book and the amount of proof reading I need to do after. On rare occasions there are books that I just haven’t gathered all of my thoughts, and I’ll write part of a review, save it, and come back a day or two later once I’ve thought about it more.
3. When did you start your book blog?
The blog with it’s current name and form, October 2016. When I actually started book blogging though? 2014.
I had run another blog previously just to post reviews but I was a complete novice to blogging and had no idea what I was doing. I had tried several projects since then that were really just repostings of reviews I wrote for goodreads. By the time I started reading and reviewing again in 2016 I had a more concrete idea in my head as to what I wanted to do for my blog and had learned a lot from other bloggers that I admire and started The Last Page.
4. What is the worst thing about having a book blog in your opinion?
Being consistent with writing content. I had learned previously from running an online card game that the best way to keep updates consistent is to prepare for the inevitable busy or burn out phases and pre-write some content as padding. So I always have reviews I write to pad my posting schedule, but I’m really bad at doing book tags and other non-review writing consistently. It’s something I’d like to work on more, I just always feel like I’m not very original and hesitate to write those kinds of posts.
5. What is the best thing about having a book blog in your opinion?
The discussion and meeting other bloggers. I used to have a circle of friends that I read and shared books with in middle school and it’s something that I’ve missed ever since, but it seems I never meet any bookworms. Book blogging has given me a way to connect with other readers to gush and share book recommendations with and it’s something I’ve sorely missed.
6. What blog post have you had the most fun writing so far?
I guess my triple Liebster Award post. Partially because I was nominated three times, so I had a metric fuck ton of questions to answer, but also because some of the questions I was asked were just a blast to think about and write, especially the House switching question from Rimpy.
7. What is your favourite type of blog post to write?
Reviews, easily. I don’t have to think very hard about them and I just like gushing about the books that I read.
9. When do you typically write?
At night after the children go to bed and I’m home from work. It’s a quiet time where I’m winding down after a long day and have had some time to think about the books I’ve finished that day.
10. Do you review every book you read?
No but I try to. I have been being more consistent about writing reviews for every book I’ve read in the past year, but before that definitely not. There are some books that are so good I just have no idea what to say.
11. How do you write your book reviews? With a cup of coffee or tea? With Netflix? Cuddled with your fur baby?
Curled up with blankets during my quiet time, sometimes while listening to music, often not. Other times I’ll have my laptop with me when I’m outside smoking hookah and listening to music and will sometimes write then, but not as often.
12. When do you write your book reviews? Right after finishing the book? Two weeks after finishing the book?
Generally right after finishing a book. In the very least I’ll write a few notes while reading and do a rough draft right after finishing and come back to finish it within the following days. Very rarely does it take me more than a month to finish.
13. How often do you post?
At the moment twice a week. There was a brief time that I was reading, reviewing, and writing a lot last year and I had upped my posting schedule to three times a week, but I brought it back down when I hit my reading slump at the end of the year. I think it’s good to keep it consistent at twice a week while I work and do other things, but may up it again if I end up reading a lot again this year, who knows?
…And of course any of you that is reading this and you would like to do this tag for yourself then consider yourself tagged!