Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Book Blog Newbie Tag

I saw this tag on the blog deerlybookish's blog (and she got it from the creator, loveandotherbookishthings) and thought it would be a great way to get back into my blog. I have been such a horrible blogger, always planning blog posts but never writing and posting them. Oh well....anyways.....

1. Why did you start this blog?
I am honestly not sure. I love the idea of being a part of the bookish community, and since I have a face for radio (lol), youtube was out and a blog/instagram was in. I am just lacking in the actual blog part of being a book blogger.

2. What are some fun and unique things you can bring to book blogging?
And this is the reason I don't blog very often. I don't think I have anything original to bring to the book blogging community. Every time I sit down to write out a review or something like that, I just sit there and think that what I am about to write has been said by everyone else before me. But I know I need to get out of my own way and realize that no matter how many people have reviewed the book I am about to review, my ideas and thoughts are all my own.

3. What are you most excited for about this new blog?
Just being a part of this wonderful bookish community that has come to mean so much to me. I have found so many new and amazing books and products because of this community that I would have never found otherwise. I just want to be that inspiration for someone else.

4. Why do you love reading?
This is actually a question my husband asks me all the time. Actually what he asks me is how I can waste so much of my time reading. My answer to him and to this question is that through reading, I can visit any world I want to (including ones that don't even exist outside someone's imagination) from the comfort and safety of my own home (or wherever else I happen to be reading). I can be whoever I want to be, wherever I want to be through the pages of a book.

5. What book or series got you into reading?
There really wasn't a certain book or series that got me into reading. I never saw my mother without a book and my grandmother was a librarian at our local library. Reading was just always a part of my childhood. But if I had to chose one book that really inspired my reading, it would have to be Charlotte's Web by E. B. White. My mother read that to me when I was little and it was the first chapter book that I ever owned.

6. What questions would you ask your favorite author?
I am really not sure. I wouldn't want to go with the annoying one, "Where do you get your ideas?" or "How can I get published?" I think I would just want to have a long back and forth conversation about her books. Taking about characters, and why she went in certain directions with the stories and sharing my favorite theories. (By the way, my favorite author is J.K. Rowling and we would talk about Harry Potter for hours!!!)

7.  What challenges do you think starting a blog will be the hardest to overcome?
For me, the hardest challenge to overcome is to just sit down and write for my blog. I have all these ideas for posts, but I always stop myself because I either think that someone has already said all there is to say about that topic/book or I actually sit down to write it and end up thinking that I sound so stupid and no one is ever going to read my blog anyways so it doesn't make any difference if I just forget the whole thing.

8. When did you start reading?
Like I said earlier, books have always been a huge part of my life. But if the question is when did I first learn how to read, it would have to be when I was 4 years old. I learned partly from my mother always reading to me, partly from a workbook my grandma bought me, and partly from watching Wheel of Fortune (who says you can't learn anything from TV???)

9. Where do you read?
I think the better question would be where DON'T you read. I read everywhere, my couch, my bed, on the bus, at appointments, while walking down the street (I really wouldn't recommend that one, easy way to get hurt...I should

10. What kind of books do you like to read?
I read pretty much everything I can get my hands on except those cheesy Harlequin Romance novels. But lately I have been on a huge YA kick even though I am WAY out of the YA age range.

Well that wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be. Now you know a little bit more about me (if anyone is actually reading this) and I was able to get a blog post up with out too much blood, sweat and tears. Hope to be back soon with another post.