The Blogger Stats Book Tag

Hello, everyone! I hope you’re all having a good day and a great start of the week. To be honest, mine hasn’t started that well. We’ve had tropical-like weather for a while now, which makes it hard to sleep. On average, I’ve been running on 5-6 hours of sleep for the last couple of weeks, which hasn’t been great for my mood or productivity, but there’s nothing much I can do about it except keep going 🙂

As you can tell from the title, I’m going to do another tag today because I don’t have too much energy to write an original post and, let’s be honest, they’re fun to do. The Blogger Stats Book Tag was created by AlwaysTrustinBooks and I was nominated by Norin @Diary of a Bookfiend. If you have some time, please go visit her blog and show her some love.

Alright, now let’s get started!

The last three books you read?

 

Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner
All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

I really enjoyed the first two, but I have mixed feelings about Thirteen Reasons Why.

Spoilers or spoiler free?
This is a tough one. I hate it when other people drop spoilers, but sometimes I go looking for spoilers myself. For example, if I’m really invested in a book and I think a character might not make it to the end, I flip through the pages to see if they’re still around at the end. Same thing for couples I’m hardcore shipping. I can’t help myself, I just need to know.

How long have you been book blogging?
I believe I started on January 9th, so about 6 months now. I’m definitely still a newbie who has a lot of things to learn.

A book you read in one sitting?
I’m a fast reader, but it’s rare for me to finish a book in one sitting. Either the book has too many pages (I definitely can’t read a 400+ page book in one go because I work during the week and weekends are pretty busy too) or because I’m not compelled to. Having said that, I finished Eleanor & Park in one sitting. It’s a short book and I was really invested in it, so it was easy to read in one go.

Your favorite genre?
Contemporary YA all the way.

Preferred book size? (novella, tome…etc.)
I prefer novels over novella’s, but e.g. the page count doesn’t matter to me. I don’t mind reading a 400+ book (as long as it’s a good book of course!)

Amount of books on your TBR?
I have absolutely no idea. I don’t update my Goodreads account that much so there’s no way for me to tell. A lot though. Probably around 100.

A book you have DNF’d?
None that I can remember. I’m very stubborn 😀

Recent awards or milestones?
I’ve recently hit 1,000 post likes, which I’m really happy about. It shows that you’re loving what I’m posting which is nice and helps me stay motivated. So thank you to everyone for their support!

Best interaction with an author you enjoy?
Living in a small, non-English country, I haven’t been able to meet any authors yet.

Average number of books you read per month?
Four, I think.

Top three publishers?
I don’t pay too much attention to which books belong to which publishers. As long as it sounds interesting, I’ll try any book, no matter who published it.

Social media sites your blog uses?
Twitter and Instagram, but I’m bad at both.

Average amount of time you spend networking?
I try to blog hop and interact with other bloggers at least 30 minutes to an hour every day.

Most comfortable blogging position?
At my desk.

Music or quiet when writing reviews?
It depends on my mood and the book I’m reviewing. If I know exactly what I’m going to say, I’ll put some music on and just write it out. If I’m not really sure or if I’m having mixed feelings about the book, I need the peace and quiet to think.

Can you sum up your blogging style in 5 words?
I really can’t come up with anything.
What do you guys think??

A blog you looked up to starting out?
I have so many! Here are three of my favourites:

Marie @DrizzleandHurricaneBooks
Sarah @WrittenWordWorlds
Lauren @WonderlessReviews

The best book you have reviewed so far?

The people who’ve been following for a while probably know which book I’m going to say because I rave about it all the time.

It’s History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera ❤

Best piece of blogging advice?
Stay consistent. At the beginning, it feels like no one is reading your posts and your blog is never going to go anywhere, but it will. I promise. Just keep posting and please don’t be shy. Comment on other bloggers’ posts and interact with them. They’re all very welcoming and very lovely people in general so there’s no reason to be afraid!

I’m not tagging anyone this time. If you’re interested, go ahead and do it, but make sure to leave me a comment with the link so I can read your answers!

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13 thoughts on “The Blogger Stats Book Tag

  1. Great answers, Lauren! I totally enjoyed reading this!
    Omg, about spoilers, I do exactly the same about couples or characters I’m really invested in, (I did for Thorne in Cress and Emperor Kai in Winter).. What a coincidence! I feel like I got to know so much about you. It’s so much fun!

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  2. Oh this is such a cool tag! AND AGH HISTORY IS ALL YOU LEFT ME WAS THE WORST BOOK I REVIEWED. (Keep in mind I only starting reviewing very recently. XD) I’m sad that I didn’t like it as much, but I’m hoping I’ll enjoy Silvera’s other books more. And about spoilers — sometimes it’s a really intense scene and I flip aheasld a few pages. But then I’m like NO NO GO BACK and then I do. XD

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  3. Fun tag! I totally agree with you about 13 Reasons Why… I don’t know, I struggle with books that give away the ending in the begging and just walk you through what happened to get there.. that’s just me though. Also the TV adaptation was hardly even an adaptation…

    Happy Reading!

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  4. OH, Lauren, thank you for thinking about me and my blog, that’s so sweet of you ❤ ❤ You're definitely one of the highlights in blogging for the past six months and I love talking to you more and more each time through comments ❤ I love your advice about being consistent and tryin not to be afraid: both really are good advice and work wonders for your blog, and most importantly your happiness in blogging 😀
    Also, I didn't know you were living in a non-English country?! HIGH FIVE, I'm glad I'm not alone ahah 🙂

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    • You’re welcome, and thank you for always leaving lovely comments like this. They’re the best ❤
      Yes, I am. I was sure I'd mentioned it before, but the ones who commented were really surprised I'm not a native English speaker so I guess I didn't. 😀 *High fives back* It's definitely nice to know I'm not the only one and that there's someone who knows the struggles of not living in the UK or the US (like not being able to get a certain book because it doesn't get published in your country for several more weeks / months. I hate that one) 🙂

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      • Aww, it makes me so happy to! ❤ ❤
        I get it – I'm so happy to find someone that understand as well! It's hard to actually get the books, and I can't get them at the library because they don't have books in English, let alone the ones I would like to read ahah. At least I'm glad we can understand and support each other ahah 🙂 ❤

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      • It’s the same here. Libraries don’t have many YA novels (just the classics like Jane Austen, Orwell, etc.) and the book stores have some, but not all the books I want 😀

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      • YES ahah, same here. I always have to order online – I miss the feeling of browsing through books in bookshops! I’m so glad you understand the feeling 😀

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