Book Blogger Newbie Tag

September 2, 2016     Marissa     Books, Personal

Since this blog is only days old, it felt appropriate to do the book blogger newbie tag! You can find the original tag here. So here are my answers to the questions!

1. Why did you start this blog?

I started this blog because I love to talk about books, and I would love to meet other bookish people; I want to be a part of the community. I also wanted to start this blog to help myself make more time for reading. I also want to use this blog along with a booktube channel one day, and I thought this would be a good way to work up to booktube.

2. What are some fun and unique things you can bring to book blogging?

I hope I can bring a unique view to some of the books I read and review. Everyone has different opinions, and it’s great to share them and discuss them. I hope I can also bring some new content, like maybe a few tags or things like that.

3. What are you most excited about for this new blog?

I really am most excited to talk to some new people and be a part of a community. Plus, I love books and reading, so it will be nice to have another outlet for that besides Goodreads. I hope to make some friends, and learn about some new books.

4. Why do you love reading?

I don’t really know the answer to this question, to be honest. Obviously, I was introduced to books at school and at home. I remember going to the library when I was younger, and I always wanted to pick out the books that would be considered hard for someone my age to read, and the librarian always wanted to make sure I could actual read them. I also remember loving when the Scholastic book fairs or book orders would come to my school. I would always buy books about animals. Then, in high school, I went through a period where I didn’t read as much as I used to. Not because I didn’t love it, but because I didn’t have as much time.

5. What books or series got you into reading?

The earliest books I can remember reading were the Little Critter books (does anyone else remember those?), and Junie B. Jones. Then, in high school, I went through a period where I didn’t read as much as I used to. Not because I didn’t love it, but because I didn’t have as much time. You probably know what’s coming next: I read Twilight when I was 14, and it introduced me to the young adult genre and kind of got me back into reading. As I started university I kind of went through the same kind of period again, and booktube introduced me to some wonderful people and some wonderful books.

6. What questions would you ask your favourite authors?

Well, I recently discovered the His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman and he has definitely earned a spot in my favourite authors. J.K. Rowling has obviously earned a spot as well; Harry Potter has a special place in my heart. I also love George R.R. Martin and Tolkien. I would basically just want to sit and have a chat with them about how they were able to create such magical worlds. Once I’ve read a few more of the authors on my shelf, maybe I’ll have a different answer to this question.

7. What challenges with starting a book blog will be hardest to overcome?

I think it will be a challenge for me to actually read enough to keep this blog going. I tend to get kind of bogged down when I’m at university, and I tend to get in ruts where I don’t read. So, it’ll be a challenge for me to make time to read instead of watching television. Also, it will be a challenge for me to not use the same books in every single tag I do.

8. When did you start reading?

I actually can’t remember how old I was. I remember my parents reading to me, and I remember having to take home a new book every week in school when I started so that they could read it to me and I could practice reading. So, from a very young age.

9. Where do you read?

I will literally read anywhere.

10. What kinds of books do you like read?

I like to read fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, literary fiction, contemporary, magical realism (depending on how out there it is), thriller, mystery/crime, horror (I’m branching into horror a little); I read a lot of genres. I don’t read a lot of YA anymore, and I also don’t read a lot of non-fiction (which I need to rectify).

So, that’s all for this tag! If you have any other tags you’d like to see me do, feel free to send them my way. I hope you’re all having a lovely day!