Thanks to Amy from FoxyBlogs.com for tagging me. It’s always so much fun to do this! Who started it? I tried to find the source but I couldn’t, but I think it’s pretty cool. Thanks Amy for thinking of me
So… Here we go… my not so secret life…
1. How long have you been a blogger?
I’ve been a blogger for 1 year and 8 months but being a bookworm for almost 3 years. I always loved to read, but I only read like 5 books per year, yeah, that’s a shocking for a person now who reads over 100 books per year, but seriously, before I started reading romance, it took me ages to finish a book because I fell asleep as soon as I started reading and I was a slow reader, that’s why I’ve always loved audiobooks, it helped me read faster and not to fall asleep
2. At what point do you think you’ll stop blogging?
I love blogging and despite all the work it demands, I love doing it. So, I don’t have plans to stop being a blogger, not in the near future. Ask me this in 6 months to see if my answer changes.
3. What is the best thing about blogging?
Making friends! Talking to other people who loves reading fiction, no matter the genre, Romance, YA, Paranormal, Fantasy, Erotica, it’s always amazing. We share a passion and that connects us. I’ve made some great friends in the last 3 years and all those friendships started out of a tweet, a comment in FB or a review in Goodreads, and what starts only as a “book friend”, it evolves into a true friendship. Hence, my blogger partners <3
And Making Friends extends to being friends with the authors. I’ve been a fan girl my whole life and having direct contact with my favorite authors always makes me happy dance It’s great to discover by first hand that they are not only great writers but also amazing people <3
4. What is the worst thing? What do you do to make it okay?
Not being able to re-read the books I love. Before being a blogger, I could repeat a book like 5 times at least, now I don’t have the time and I really miss doing that. For example you can ask me anything about Fifty Shades (Until book 3), Crossfire (until book 3), Beautiful Bastard Series (Until Book 3,5), Beautiful Disaster and Original Sinners, and I think I can answer any detail because I reread those books so many times. And now, I can’t do that. Having a schedule sometimes is overwhelming, and when there are book surprises it’s always the best *YAY new book from my favorite author* but also the worst *When will I have time to read it?*.
What do I do to make it better? I read several books at the same time. Thank God for audiobooks, because I can listen to them when I’m on the bus or walking, so when I want to re-read, I go for the audiobook. If the book doesn’t have the audio, sadly, I can’t re-read it.
5. How long does it take you to create/find pictures to use?
It depends on the inspiration.
Sometimes it takes hours. Finding the right picture is hard, sometimes the stocks of photos are so limited, especially if the male character is blonde, because apparently there are not enough blonde male models. Then the layout, the font, the right quote, it all has to be perfect. I ask my blogger partners what they think of it, their thought are always very helpful.
But other times it’s easy, so it’s fast. A few weeks ago I was talking to Vivian about Sustained and I made a collage in 5 minutes, including finding the right picture, quote and design it in photoshop.
And when it comes to the dream cast, that’s really hard for me. Because I usually see the same 3 people in my head when I’m reading books: Jamie Dornan (for grey/blue eyes, brown hair), Henry Cavill (for blue eyes and black hair) and Jensen Ackles (for gree eyes and blonde hair). When the combination changes, I’m in trouble *chuckles*.
6. Who is your book crush?
Book crush? I’m going literal in this.
Crush. noun. informal. a brief but intense infatuation for someone, especially someone unattainable.
If it’s brief but intense I’d go for Flynn from Beat by Vi Keeland. Read my review here.
7. What author would you like to have on your blog?
I’ll have a party with Tiffany Reisz, Emma Chase and Lauren Blakely.
8. What do you wear when you write your blog posts?
I’m usually naked when I’m blogging!
hahahah what do I wear when I blog? I don’t know, clothes, my work clothes, or my pijamas, or my weekend clothes. I dont know. what kind of question is this? hahahah
9. How do you feel about the book blogger community?
It’s amazing! I love it. Talking to other bloggers is great and being able to ask questions about any doubt I have is super cool.
10. What do you think one should do to get a successful blog?
Depends on what a blogger think is to be successful:
- Being noticed by the authors.
- Getting all the ARC to review.
- Being in all the blog tours.
- Running lots of giveaways.
- Having millions and millions of followers and interact with all of them.
- Or…. Have fun reading and sharing what you think about the books you read.
It all depends on what you want for your blog.
How to make all that to happen? Be kind and honest. Kind with the authors, PR’s, publicists, and the followers. Honest with what you say your reviews.