Recently, I have had a few emails asking the same question - "What is it like to be a book blogger?". This post will be the first in a three-part series. In this post, you can see what an average book blogger's day is like, with a few links that I hope you'll find useful. Make sure to check out Part Two on Wednesday 26th June where you can find out how to start your own book blog, and Part Three on Friday 28th June where I have compiled a list of top tips from successful book bloggers.
|Every day starts with bed hair, whether you are a book blogger or not...|
|Book blogging includes being woken up at an ungodly hour due to heavy books being pushed through the door. I'm not complaining though! Cat is optional but preferred.|
|I am the Queen of Procrastination. Procrastinating helps your writing, I find. Erm...yep...that's my excuse. Move, peasants, I am the Queen.|
|To review a book, you obviously need to read it first. Duh! Coincidentally, a review of the book I'm reading in this picture has been published on the blog already as this is a scheduled post! You can see the review HERE.|
Through book blogging, I have had so many amazing opportunities that just wouldn't be available to me if I didn't have this blog. For example, having my quotes in Luisa Plaja's 'The Quick Expert's Guide To Writing a Blog', and being able to interview well known writers and other celebrities (see photo above).
Another perk of book blogging is getting free books, obviously! Most of the time you can get proof copies that aren't in shops yet, and I've even had a few manuscripts sent to me for review before, one of which you can see here:
And through book blogging I have also met some of my favourite authors. One of the best moments from book blogging has been when I went to one of Cathy Cassidy's book signings when I was 10 or 11, and she recognised me from my blog!
|What on earth was I wearing...|
You're still thinking of starting a book blog after reading all of that? Yay, go for it! But not until you've read Parts 2 and 3 of Blog 101....because, y'know, I like getting views and comments! Haha, what? I'm only human!