The Book Blog Newbie Tag

 

Hey guys, I’m so excited to have finally started this blog! I’ve been wanting to start one for a long time, but I never really got around to doing it, and now I finally have.

I figured that since this was my first foray into book blogging, what better way to start off than with a tag specifically for newbies? This was originally a Booktube tag, but I found the blogger’s version on Love and Other Bookish Things.

Here goes:

  1. Why did you start this blog?

Maybe this is going to be a little obvious, but I started this blog because I love reading and writing and I wanted to talk about both of those with other people. Plus, I don’t have that many people in my personal life who like to read and talk about books as much as I do, so I need an outlet for my crazy fangirl tendencies. I’m hoping that this will be a way for me to connect with other book lovers and maybe make some friends.

 

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

Well, some people think I’m funny, so I guess I can bring my amazing wit. Hopefully I can add some insightful thoughts to the discussion of books, too.

 

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

Like I said before, I’m really excited about being able to share my bookish opinions and hear other people’s opinions. I love writing and I love books, so writing about books is sort of a dream come true.

 

  1. Why do you love reading?

There are so many reasons, but I don’t want to make you sit through a giant block of text, so I’m just going to give a few. I love the way that books can transport me to another world. I love how books can help me to understand people who are from completely different cultures than I am. I love how books encourage me to use my imagination, and how they can make me feel such deep emotions. I love reading because I feel like every time I open a book, I learn something new.

 

  1. What book or series got you into reading?

Well, I’m a little fuzzy on exact dates, but the first book I remember being really obsessed with was Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder, the first book of the Little House on the Prairie series. Every week, when I went to my elementary school’s library with my class, I would check out that book. I don’t even know how many times I read it, but I remember that I read it over and over and over again, and it was a long time before I ever got around to reading the next book in the series. Eventually, though, I branched out to the next book in the series, then eventually to a completely new series, and now here I am, a certified bookworm.

 

  1. What questions would you ask your favorite authors?

“What is your writing process?” “How do you come up with such amazing ideas?” “Do you think it’s better to outline or to just jump in and start writing?” among others. Can you tell I’m a writer yet?

 

  1. What challenges about starting a blog do you think will be the hardest to overcome?

 

Keeping up with my posting schedule, for sure. As of right now, I’m only planning on posting once a week so it shouldn’t be too hard, but I am terrible about doing school assignments at the last minute, and I have a lot of trouble sticking to things when the only deadlines I have are ones that are set by myself. Once I have at least a few people who regularly read this blog, it’ll probably be easier for me to stay motivated to post, but until then I’ll have to try to overcome the temptation of procrastination.

 

  1. When did you start reading?

I don’t remember how old I was when I learned how to read, but I know that I first started “reading” when I was really young and my grandmother gave me a fairytale book (which I still have). She would read it to me every night until I knew the stories so well I could repeat them along with her.

 

  1. Where do you read?

Normally I read in bed, but I usually bring a book with me pretty much everywhere I go, so I read pretty much everywhere. I’ve read in cars, at school, outside, in restaurants—lots of places.

 

  1. What kind of books do you like to read?

Generally Young Adult science fiction and fantasy, but I occasionally read other genres, like contemporary or historical fiction, etc.

That’s about it! Thanks for reading, and I’ll see you next week!

-Ariel

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