#tagtime: Secret Life Of A Book Blogger Tag!

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Hiya!

Sorry for not posting as much as I normally would, I’ve been a bit busy and so I haven’t had much of a chance to sit down to do something I absolutely love: Blogging❤! I don’t really do tags that often but on the topic of blogging, I decided to the secret life of a book blogger tag! I got this tag over at the amazing blog over at Rattle The Pages (Hi, Cyra!!)! I hope you find yourself agreeing to some of these and here is just a little insight into my life as a blogger! Comment below if you have any answers to these questions! I would love to see them!

how long have you been blogging?

You know what, I’ve actually been blogging for about a year and a half but it honestly doesn’t feel like that! The year has gone by so quickly and with all the new tips and tricks I’m learning along the way it only feels like I’ve been blogging for about five months!

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at what point do you think you’ll stop blogging?

This actually scares me so much, my blog has actually grown into something I love! Knowing that one day, I’ll grow up and forget about this seems scary and unreal. I’ve met so many people and friends through this and to think that one day I’ll just leave this community scares me. So, like Jace once said, “Some things are too unlikely to dwell upon,”

what is the best thing about blogging?

Does everything count as an answer? Hahaha, jks. One of the best things about blogging is the amazing community (this sounds so cheesy) but honestly, the amount of super nice bloggers out there who actually take the time to interact with me, comment and chat with me is unreal! It honestly makes my day so much brighter!

what is the worst thing about blogging? what do you do to make it okay?

I don’t know what to say but there is one little thing that I find slightly annoying- the formatting. It takes so long, I remember when I first moved to this new layout and it honestly took me two days or so to get into the swing of things, finding design inspirations, searching for how-tos and setting up the move from my old website to this new one. The formatting is hard to get right and there is so much trial and error. One thing that I do to make it more tolerable is by thinking ahead. If I think to myself that when I finish this my blog will look amazing, I’ll be a lot more motivated.

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how long does it take you to create/find pictures to use?

Well, I try to use all of my own photos and I try to edit them myself because it gives a much more personal look to my blog and not only that but I would hate to get caught out on copyright issues. Normally, I have photo shoots on the weekends and reuse them later on in the week for various things, such as my blog and Instagram. Then, I’ll edit them and add text and banners for my blog on website platforms like Picmonkey and Fotor. So for all the photos on one post, it’ll take me about five to ten minutes (not including photo shoot time).

who is your book crush?

This question… well, if you want me to list  hundreds  I mean a few book crushes I have here are some of them: Will Herondale, Jace Herondale (Yes, I love both of my Herondales #sorrynotsorry 🙂 ) and DAEMON!!!

what author would you love to have on your blog?

Hands down, Cassandra Clare! I actually want her on my blog one day! I’m going to meet her and get her to sign my twelve books written by her. (okay, maybe that is a bit too excessive)

what do you wear when you write your blog posts?

I don’t really have a definite answer as I’m one of those bloggers who will find any little space in my day to squeeze in a little blogging. However, I am currently wearing my pyjamas, which are just a t-shirt and pyjama shorts and I guess I wear them a lot. So, pyjamas are my answer!

how long does it take you to prepare?

Who would have known that a blog post can take three whole days to post? Sometimes, when I’m really motivated and it’s a pretty short post, like this one. It’ll take me about thirty to forty-five minutes. However, for reviews where I really have to compile everything and double edit my review, it’ll take me about forty minutes to an hour and usually about five to ten minutes for formatting the next day.

how do you feel about the book blogging community and nature?

I LOVE IT! Like I’ve mentioned before everyone on here is so nice to me and it takes me by surprise all the time! I get so many kind words and I feel like I can never give enough back! I’m so lucky because to me the book blogging community is like my second batch of friends.

what do you think one should do to get a successful blog?

The golden question- I think if someone found the answer to immediately creating a successful blog- they would be swamped with questions. For now, I think one of my main tips is to get out there and like, comment and chat with other bloggers. It’s one of the only ways to put yourself out there in the community- I mean, how else would they find you? Don’t be afraid to say hi or to compliment other bloggers because they love it just as much as you would!

 

So, what do you think? Comment below if you found yourself agreeing to any of these
or if you want to share a bit about your secret life as a book blogger!

who do i tag?

If anyone else wants to do this tag feel free to post it! I would love to see your answers! Here are some of my nominees:
Kristen @simplybookishthings
Emily @foreverliterary
Rae @loquaciousbibliophile
Maha @yourunicornreads
Denise @bibliolater

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Book News- 12/04/15

Hey Guys!

There have been quite a few exciting things! Just as a blog update I’ll be writing two new reviews and as you may have noted there have been a new change to the layout of my blog- hope you guys like it.

Jennifer L. Armentrout’s novella to the Lux series, Oblivion, has a new snippet released:
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Also, Every Last Breathe received a cover reveal and plot synopsis! The whole Dark Elements series’ covers are being revamped, which I am so grateful for because I hated the previous covers. There will most likely be a #mythoughts on that soon! Check out the cover and synopsis here at: http://www.jenniferarmentrout.com/every-last-breath/

A new scene of the Paper Towns movie will be released tomorrow at the MTV awards! Cara, Nat and John Green will be there to release it! The trailer for Theo James’ new movie with Dakota Fanning, Franny, was released.

That’s all this week on book news!

#lovebooks❤

Top Five Fictional Boyfriends

Hey Guys!

I thought it would be a fun idea to tell you my five favorite fictional boyfriends because we all have a favorite fictional boy in our hearts. All these boys will be from books, so, nothing from TV Shows or Movies. These aren’t in order but Daemon and Roth are now my #1 favorite boys. (Warning: There are certain spoilers for each character)

1) Daemon Black from the Lux Series
Can we get a hallelujah for this guy! This is a no brainer. Who doesn’t think that Daemon Black is boyfriend goals? He is funny, hot and strong. He is so nice to Kat and just, ahhhhh!! He is so perfect! There are pretty much no flaws with Daemon Black. I love how he calls Kat kitten, it’s the cutest thing, I can’t wait for Oblivion- more Daemon goodness!

2) Will Herondale from The Infernal Devices
This guy was one of my first fictional boyfriends and he still is. He has a huge love for reading, which is so cute and he sacrifices so much for Tessa. My heart was breaking when he tells Tessa the truth but she was already proposed to Jem. He may seem dark, arrogant and cold-hearted in the beginning but then you see the cracks and discover that he actually is really loving.

3) Roth from The Dark Elements Series
OMG! I am freaking out for the last book and by just mentioning Roth, I am literally screaming. He drives a silver porsche. Who doesn’t want that? He is the prince of hell and like Will, he sacrifices so much for Layla. He jumped into the fiery pits and he pushed her away to save her. He is perfect, like Daemon, which is probably why he is equal first on my list with Daemon

4) Jace from The Mortal Instruments
He was my second fictional boyfriend. I’ve loved him since I read the series. Pretty much any Herondale is amazing. He is just really nice and I really like seeing the sensitive side. He is sarcastic and just so protective of Clary. I think he would be a perfect boyfriend. If only he was real.

5) Percy Jackson from The Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus Series
He is the cutest. I loved him since I read the book, ages ago. I love how protective he is of his friends and family. He is so clumsy but so strong. He can control the water, which is so cool. I ship Percabeth so hard and Percy is such a cute boyfriend.

These are my top five fictional boyfriend list! I might do more of these top-five lists. Tell me your fictional boyfriends in the comments below:

#lovebooks❤

Lux Saga Review- 9/10

This book is one of my favorite series and I will never get sick of it! I am so excited for the movie. If you like action, romance, sass and extremely hot fictional boys this book is definitely the one for you! I was always laughing! There are aliens but trust me it is a great book that is exactly like a roller coaster. I did not want this amazing series to end! All the characters are so loveable! I rate this book a 9/10 and I do not rate most of my books at this high standard! Review- This review WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS, so from now on if you are planning on reading this series do not read on. Obsidian: This book hooked me in from the beginning. When Katy and Daemon had their first conversation, I  knew immediately that I was going to love this series. The last scene where Daemon healed Katy was definitely one of my favorites and I also loved the scene where Daemon was the blog model and of course, the lake scene. One of the funniest scenes was when they had to work out in order to get rid off the glow around Katy. Onyx- I loved every attempt Daemon tried, in order to make Katy be his Girlfriend! I loved the cookie scene in the beginning! I despised Blake and Daemon was being so protective- it was so cute! When Dawson came back, it was so intense! Opal- This book had so many Katy and Daemon scenes. I hated the cliff hanger! I was surprised to find out that Will was evil. I felt sorry for Dee and how she despised Katy because of Adam’s death. Origin: This is one of my favorites out of the whole series. It was awesome when Daemon saved Katy. I loved the whole twist with the origin babies. Archer was so clueless. The Las Vegas Wedding was very cute. I loved the whole intense fighting scene at the end, I didn’t see the deaths scenes coming. And yet again there was another cliffhanger. Opposition- The last book in a great series- This book was great, there were so many pop references in this book. My favorite has to be: “We could really use the Avengers right now, screw that we need Loki,” I loved the whole Arum thing, where the ruler played a prank on Daemon and Katy. I burst out laughing. The ending was so cute; Brittany and Dawson’s child, the happy ending with Katy and Daemon and Dee and Archer! If you haven’t already, check out the extra epilogue Jennifer L. Armentrout posted. She truly is a good author and I really admire her work!