My blog isn’t new. It’s been here for a while and during this time, I’ve taken it for granted more times than I count or than I can even explain away. But this time, I’m coming back in full force (yes, I know I’ve said it before), and I’ve been planning my content out. Perhaps two blog posts a week and I can take it from there. You can expect regular updates from now on. 🙂
So for my first post back, I thought I’d do a book tag. It’s called the Meet the Book Blogger Tag where I answer bookish questions about myself. I will do a different version of this tag where I talk about movies and travel content as well, but books are my life. So perhaps this tag is apt for a comeback.
1. Who is your all-time favourite book character?
We’re coming in strong! This is going to be a bit of a competition because there are so many that I absolutely love. Here’s a short list:
- The Dregs from the Six of Crows duology.
- Redford Morgan from Get a Life, Chloe Brown.
- Jo March from Little Women.
- Emma Morley from One Day.
- Hunt Athalar from House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1).
- Evelyn Hugo from The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo.
- Harper from the Ember Quartet.
2. If you were stranded on a desert island, which book would you take with you? (Survival books do not count)
This is easy. I’d take The Midnight Library with me. I can’t even talk about this book without breaking down so maybe it’s a good thing I’m stranded and nobody’s there to witness all the tears and the snot? Because yes, I can become a very ugly crier. 😛
3. What’s your most unpopular book opinion?
I’ve stopped saying that I hate a book because it’s subjective, but I aaaabsolutely hate The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck. It’s uppity, it’s arrogant, it’s callous, it’s snobbish – oh there’s so much wrong with this book and the way the author chucks it at the reader’s head as self-help. It’s NOT self-help! Read this drivel only if you want to feel bad about yourself and if you want to feel bad about being a human being with feelings!
I did an hour long rant on my channel a couple of years ago. If you want to check it out, here’s the link: The Subtle Art is Trash.
4. What’s your weirdest bookish habit?
I read multiple books in multiple formats. I have a paperback, an ebook, and an audiobook going at all times, in parallel. 😛
If that’s not weird enough, I like to read while I eat. In my defence, it’s the same as getting entertained by a TV or a phone! In fact, to me, it’s even better!
5. What character would you bring to a family event as your fake partner?
Redford Morgan. Although my family would have a heart attack at the sight of him because he’s English AND because I’m married. But I still think it would be pretty dope. He’s one of the most interesting, loving, amazing characters I’ve read in a long time.
I wanted to say I want to bring one of the Dregs, but one of them would probably steal something by the end of the evening because it’s in their nature. XD
6. What made you decide to start a book blog?
I’m a loner. I’ve always been an introvert and I wanted some place to post my thoughts about the books I read. I used to post a lot of book reviews but things happened, life happened, and my attention turned to visual media like BookTube and Bookstagram. But I want to bring back my love for reading and combine it with my love for writing. Which was why when I saw the Meet the Book Blogger Tag, I thought it would be a great one to start off with!
7. What about reading and books do you love the most?
I love the escapism that reading provides! My life could be in shambles and I could be reading about someone whose life is going supremely well or about someone who is going on adventures or about someone who is going to the ends of the earth to scrape themselves off the quagmire they find themselves in. I could do all this while sitting in a corner of my room and forget every problem I have. This helps me in more ways than one, because when I do this, I move away from my life, and when I return, I always, always have a fresh perspective that helps me untangle whatever issues I have. It’s great. Highly recommend.
8. What is your field of study/desired profession/current profession?
This is a complicated question, again. I studied Computer Science, but 6 years ago, gave it up to focus on writing. Although I haven’t been super successful at that, I have, however, been able to work with books while becoming a freelance editor. I am a Booktuber, Bookstagrammer, book blogger, freelance writer and editor, and sometimes, also an author! I love whatever I’m doing, which was the whole point, really. 😀
9. What are some book recommendations that became your favourites/obsessions?
It wasn’t a book recommendation as much as one of my favorite author’s new book. I had read Matt Haig before. His books Reasons to Stay Alive and Notes on a Nervous Planet fixed his spot in my top authors list. So when his new book (at the time), The Midnight Library, released last year, I knew I had to get it. And when I got it and read it, I absolutely lost my mind over it. I cried on camera – you can see it in my wrap up of that month, and almost everyone who is subscribed to my Booktube channel or who follows me on Bookstagram associates me with it. Not a brag – just shows how much I’ve been shouting about the book from the rooftops. XD
10. What is the book you shove down everyone’s throat?
For this, I want to say The Midnight Library again, but I do think that not everyone will love it as much as I did. But I also talk a lot about the Ember Quartet by Sabaa Tahir. That’s one. Also The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo, Fierce Fairytales by Nikita Gill, and Fight Like a Girl by Clementine Ford. Oh there’s a long list!
So that was me doing the Meet the Book Blogger Tag. What did you think of this tag? Did you enjoy this blog post? If yes, let me know in the comments below. If not, let me know what kind of content would you like to see on my blog? Let me know in the comments below!
See you in the next blog post, which, I promise will come soon!
Until next time, keep reading, stay safe, and add melodrama to your life!