Inside The Mind Of An Opinionated Woman — The Book Blogger Insider Tag

I hope you have your coffee and are sitting comfortably, because Norrie over at Reading Under The Blankie tagged me with a new set of Q&As to answer. So if you’re ready, let’s dive in

Where do you typically write your posts?

Usually in the bedroom but, I must add, not while in the bed, or during rompy pompy, okay? I have a small corner of the room with a desk.

How long does it generally take you to write a book review?

Anywhere between an hour and a couple of days.

When did you start your book blog?

I’ve been blogging—and online—for a long time, but it wasn’t till 2017 that I started this blog, using my own name, and concentrated on doing book reviews. I think my first post was a review of MR. CHURCHILL’S SECRETARY [2/10] on January 14, 2017.

What is the worse thing about having a book blog, in your opinion?

Eh, nothing not really. In my opinion!

What is the best thing about having a book blog, in your opinion?

Being able to share my thoughts on a particular book with other people that, even if they don’t agree with my review, still comment. Also, meeting other book bloggers. And books lots of books!

What blog post have you had the most fun writing so far?

Fun? Hmm That would have to be, 6 Sci-Fi Book Suggestions For People Who Don’t Like SF, which has had 89 hits so far!

What is your favourite type of blog post to write?

I love doing memes and have fun doing these kind of Q&As, and who doesn’t love a good list, right?

When do you typically write?

First thing in the morning, early, though occasionally I have been known to be awake enough, and written a post in the evening.

Do you review every book you read?

In the words of Norrie: ‘Aw hell, no!’ Life’s too short.

How do you write your book reviews: with a cup of coffee, Netflix, cuddled with a fur baby?

Usually with a drink at hand, mostly coffee (as it’s usually early in the morning), and definitely without distractions. And that’s a no to furry things, unless it’s stuffed and mounted, or a teddy bear—Hudson Bae, Mckenzie Moose and Matt Smith are little to no help, though!

When do you write your book reviews; right after finishing the book? Two weeks later?

Usually, within a day or two, at most, while the story is still fresh in my mind. There’s no point if it’s going to take longer, I obviously don’t want to write the review.

How often do you post?

Most weeks, Monday to Friday, but I have had the odd week where I might skip a day. And weekends are for family, friends and, of course, reading.

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And there you go, more about me than you could possibly want to know. As I’m not sure who has already done this one, I’ll nominate: Christina, Vera, Inge and Umut, and anyone else who’s interested.

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  1. January 26, 2019

    Rompy pompy? Is it how you younging call this now??? LOL

    • Alexandra
      January 26, 2019

      Ha! Ha! Yeah, in my day, when the dinosaurs still ruled the earth, Sophie, it was called rompy pompy!

  2. January 24, 2019

    Ah, your desk is so clean and organized!! <3 I get constantly told off for the state of mine 😀
    Lists are awesome, agreed!

    • January 24, 2019

      This is because this is my blogging space, not my office desk, next door, which is littered with work folders! lol

      And who doesn’t love a good list, right? 😉

  3. […] learning new things about my fellow book lovers and bloggers! Anywho, I’m tagging Jonetta, Alexandra, Melissa and […]

  4. Ooh thank you for nominating me, this tag really seems doable. Don’t know if my answers will be as interesting as yours though, people might be disappointed ;-). I’ll do it soon! I love your little neat nook there btw, and I had no idea you were such a morning person!!

    • January 24, 2019

      It’s quite short, which helps, Inge. I hope you take the challenge but that’s okay if you’ve other posts planned. This is just for fun.

      Oh, I love my little nook too, Inge. I’ve been far more productive sat here, in this corner, with the old iMac, than 3 years in my fancy office, next door! Ha! Ha!

  5. LOL I am about to tag you in another book tag 😛 I’ll participate in this one this weekend! Loved reading your thoughts and thank you!! 🙂

    • Well, I think Norie tagged you but I’m tagging you anyway!

    • January 24, 2019

      Ha! Ha! Bring it on, I love me a good Tag Meme. It’s a fun way for us all to get to know one another that little bit more, and, of course, there’s the humour. 😀

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