Honestly? At work. I work as a receptionist at a law firm so there are times where I’m swamped and running back and forth but there are also times when there’s absolutely nothing to do and I just sit at my desk waiting for phone calls or appointments. It’s during those dead hours that I have the most time and least distractions to write the posts.
2. How long does it take you to write a book review?
Around 4 to 5 hours. Most of the time I’d leave it half-finished, take a break on twitter and then come back with a fresh perspective.
3. When did you start your book blog?
I think it was October last year, the thing is that I started it, made exactly one post and then forgot about it for a month before picking it up for real.
I wasn’t really into the blogging community before starting this blog so I just left it there for when I was in the mood.
Finally when I did start I couldn’t stop.
4. What’s the worst thing about having a book blog in your opinion?
Same as Kathy (and all the other blogger out there, I’m sure) trying to keep a consistent posting schedule. It’s hard to come up with post ideas and get them done always at the same times.
Most of us have a lot of drafts saved up for when we are out of ideas but some times real life will butt-in and our carefully kept queue can’t keep up.
5. What is the best thing about having a book blog in your opinion?
The readers, I love to see people liking the posts I make or doing tags just because they saw them on my blog, the comments are the most fun though. Finding people who have enjoyed the same books or giving me recs for books they think I’d like is the best feeling in the world. I made this blog because I love talking about books but the best part is talking about them with others.
6. What blog post have you had the most fun writing so far?
7. What is your favourite type of blog post to write?
Tags!clearly They are easy to do and a lot of fun to answer. I get to say things about reading that otherwise I wouldn’t have thought of mentioning and seeing all the different approaches other bloggers have to the same questions is always a blast.
8. When do you typically write?
In the afternoon during the week, after I’ve done everything I’m supposed to do at work and I have the free time. If I’m running out of post to queue though I will write in the morning and Saturdays and Sundays.
9. How do you write your book reviews? With a cup of coffee or tea? With Netflix? Cuddled up with your fur baby?
I need to have something to drink or something to do with my hands, it helps me think. I don’t discriminate between coffee or tea though, it depends purely on how much I slept the night before. Twitter is always open in another tag, though.
10. When do you write your book reviews? Right after finishing the book? Two weeks after finishing the book?
Two or three days after finishing the book. It’s enough time that I can be critical of the book but not enough so that I’m already into another book and forgetting things. I also need to have the book at hand so I can check the highlights and notes I made while reading to know exactly how I felt while reading it.
11. How often do you post?
I try to post 3-4 times a week, mostly I can do it but there are times where life is too much so I’ll take longer to post.