Hello everyone! It’s Thursday, which means it’s tag day! Today I’m doing the Blogger Stats Book Tag. I found this tag on Zezee with Books and it looked like a fun tag that wouldn’t take too much brain power to answer, which is good because the overly hot weather makes thinking a bit tough. This tag was created by Always Trust in Books.
I’m tagging everyone who wants to join in!
Last 3 books you read
The last three books I read were Crumbs by Danie Stirling, Four Aunties and a Wedding by Jesse Q. Sutanto, and The Perfect Date by Evelyn Lozada. Crumbs was a super cute, coming-of-age, graphic novel with the perfect amount of magic in it. Four Aunties and a Wedding was a lot of fun to read because it was full of chaos and shenanigans. The Perfect Date was a disappointing read and I really did not enjoy it.
Spoilers or spoiler-free?
I’d prefer to keep things spoiler-free, but I’m not super offended by spoilers either. It takes me such a long time to get to books, that by the time I actually read the book, I’ve probably forgotten what the spoiler was.
How long have you been book blogging?
I started my blog in 2017, but I didn’t start blogging on a regular basis until 2020.
A book you read in one sitting
I basically read With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo in one sitting. Technically it was two sittings, but the first sitting was only the first 25 pages or so.
Your favourite genre
My favourite genre is definitely romance. It’s nice opening a book and knowing that you’re going to have a happily ever after. After romance, I think my second favourite genre is mystery (just nothing too gory or graphic) and then middle-grade fantasy.
Preferred book size (novella, tome, etc.)
300 to 350 pages is the ideal book length for me. If I’m in a reading mood, I can usually get through a book this length in a few days, and if I’m reading a physical book, it’s easy and light enough to carry around.
Amount of books on your TBR
I don’t want to know how many books are on my TBR. The number is well over 200 and I don’t see it shrinking any time soon.
A book you DNF’d
Last year I DNF’d The Princess Bride by William Golding. I haven’t watched The Princess Bride before, so my only knowledge going into it was memes that I’ve seen on the internet. I’m still interested in watching the movie, but I struggled to get into the book.
Recent awards or milestones
On Tuesday, I reached a 200-day posting streak on WordPress!
Best interaction with an author you enjoy
I’ve really enjoyed all of my interactions with Jack Meggitt-Phillips. When The Beast and the Bethany and Revenge of the Beast were on tour with The Write Reads, I loved that the author interacted with all of the tweets related to the tour.
Average number of books you read per month
On average, I think I read around 4 or 5 books a month.
Top 3 publishers
I don’t pay much attention to who published the book I’m reading, so this question is a bit tough. I do know that I have a decent relationship with Harper Collins Canada and with Macmillan. I also think that Farshore books has some great middle grade titles, though it looks like they’re owned by HarperCollins UK.
Social media sites your blog uses
The main social media site that I use for my blog is Twitter. I’m also on Instagram and Pinterest, but those are a bit of a struggle to maintain right now.
Average amount of time you spend networking
Right now, I’m barely spending anytime networking and I feel bad about it. My mental health has been a bit of a rollercoaster lately and it’s been hard to find the energy to interact with other people at times.
Most comfortable blogging position
Usually sitting at my desk in my room.
Music or quiet when writing reviews?
I usually need quiet to write reviews. I tend to get very distracted when music is on, so unless I’m already in a review writing zone, I need it to be quiet.
Can you sum up your blogging style in 5 words?
Rambling chaotic nonsense about books?
A blog you looked up to starting out
I’m really not sure who I looked up to when I was starting out but I do know that the book blogging community as a whole is very inspiring.
Best book you reviewed so far
The first book that came to mind was Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston, but I’ve read and reviewed a lot of fantastic books over the years.
Best piece of blogging advice
My best piece of advice is that book blogging is a hobby that you do for free in your spare time and it’s supposed to be fun. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with ARCs and upcoming release dates and reviews and whatnot, but I can guarantee that the world won’t end if you don’t review a book before the release date. Read and review the book when you can, if you can. Everyone involved in the book blogging world is human and they should understand that life happens. If you signed up for a blog tour or something with a specific posting date, reach out to the organiser and tell them that you can’t post your review on time. They’ll either be understanding and work with you to find a way to keep the tour going, or, if they won’t work with you, now you know not to work with them in the future.