I don’t usually do tags, as any of you who have been generous enough to tag me, know. Getting “tagged” makes me feel pressured. I really like the idea, as getting to know people can be fun and even when not fun, at least enlightening. But I blog for fun. I really do. I release stress and the cares of the day in typing out these words and to suddenly have the release become a source of stress itself, well, I don’t do “tags” 🙂
But I’ll squirrel one away for those times that I have extra words that need to get out and be free. This week has been a very wordy week for me. So here’s a tag post. Enjoy, or at least be enlightened.
Per Powder & Page:
(Bookstooge does not endorse, or not-endorse Stuart. Make up your own mind)
The rules as per Always Trust In Books:
This tag is 20 quickfire questions regarding your very own book blog. There are very few rules. Just answer the questions, nominate as many people as you want and have fun doing so.
1). The Last three books you read:
Dune Messiah, Arcadian Genesis & Porcelain: A Memoir
2). Spoilers or Spoiler free?
Totally spoilers. I write for myself, you guys are just bonus attention 🙂
3). How long have you been book blogging?
I started keeping track in a notepad in 2000 and moved online in 2005 or 2007.
4). A book you read in one sitting?
Any Eyeshield 21 manga
5). Your favourite genre?
6). Preferred book size? (novella, tome…etc).
Tome. The bigger the better
7). Amount of books on your TBR pile?
Approximately 200 or so.
8). A book you have DNF’d?
Star Nomad by Lindsay Buroker. Thinly veiled romance pretending to be SF. I was outraged!
9). Recent awards or milestones?
Getting 100 Followers back in March
10). Best interaction with an author you enjoy?
Those that don’t happen. I am a VERY firm believer in keeping the author/reader distinction as sharp as a razor. Authors are not people. They are names of machines who churn out the books I love to read. People are messy and make problems and cause me no end of
11). Average number of books you read per month?
12). Top three publishers?
Baen, some other publisher and then another publisher? I don’t pay attention to publisher information very much
13). Social media sites your blog uses?
I use WordPress, Blogger and Librarything.
14). Average amount of time you spend networking?
1-2hrs per day? I keep current on my feed and spend time reading and commenting on the 60-70 people I follow.
15). Most comfortable blogging position?
Sitting on the couch
16). Music or quiet when writing reviews?
A mix. Sometimes I’ll turn on a show on Prime just to have background noise as well.
17). Can you sum up your blogging style in 5 words?
Short and to the Point
18). A blog you looked up to starting out?
Nobody. My own strong right arm hath saved me.
19). The best book you have reviewed so far?
Out of 3000 books, there is no way I can pick one. I am currently doing a monthly list of my favorites and that numbers about 300.
20). Best piece of blogging advice?
Do it for yourself. Don’t write for others. Don’t write for likes, or comments or awards or recognition. You’ll burn out and leave. Write because you want to remember that book in 10 years. Trust me, your older self will thank you.