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The Behind the Book Blogger Tag!

A big thank you to The Orangutan Librarian for tagging me! Time for you all to learn a bit more about me. Let me know if anything surprised you (or didn’t surprise you) in the comments.

The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Answer all the questions down below
  • Pingback to the creator: Ellyn @ Allonsythornraxx
  • Nominate 5+ bloggers you’d like to know more about, to do this tag

1. Why did you start blogging? & Why have you kept blogging?


This originally started out as a writing blog. The stuff I posted originally is still here if you click the short stories and extracts link at the top of my website page. After a while, however, it became clear that I couldn’t post my writing as regularly as I should. So, I tried my hand at reviewing and I never looked back. Becoming a full book blogger has led me to discover books I would never have even heard of otherwise and to become involved with a wonderful community.

2. What is your favourite type of blog post to write?

Fathoming Books heading

At the moment, I love writing the Fathoming Books posts. I just wish I could make some better graphics for them.

3. What are your top three favourite blog posts?

Hmm, hard one. I would have to say, simply because it was such a lovely surprise receiving the tags, the two award tags and, simply because it generated so much discussion, my Fathoming Books post on why I give a book 1 star.

4. What are some of your favourite things to do to relax?

Other than reading, I do cross stitch (currently working on a reusable advent calendar) and yoga (currently working on, suitably enough, Monkey Pose).

5. What are three of your favourite things?

Chocolate, cats and copious reading time!

6. What are your proudest blogging moments?

This is going to sound a bit odd but one of my recent proud blogging moments was deciding to stop doing CROWS reviews. The moment I made that decision, I felt so relieved that I didn’t have to put myself through reading terrible books and writing 2000 word reviews when I already had another busy blog on the go. I feel proud of myself that I was able to let go of something that no longer served me, as they say in yoga class.

7. What are your hobbies outside of blogging?

shadow of the colossus

Apart from the stuff mentioned above, I also love playing video games. I’m currently working on my 10th platinum trophy on the PS4 version of Shadow of the Colossus. If I could just make it through all the time attacks on hard mode, I’m golden!

8. Describe your personality in three words.

Since it’s fun, I’ll go for alliterative adjectives as well. Let’s see…

Self-contained, sensitive and studious.

9. What are your top three pet peeves?

You can have six if you like but, for the sake of this tag, they are:

  • Bad behaviour from authors (stop making my love of your books complicated!)
  • Memory spells (the fantasy favourite author’s get-out-of-awkward-and-potentially-character-developing-conversations-free card)
  • Not-Like-Other-Girls girls (internalised sexism can do one!)

10. What’s something your followers don’t know about you?

laser eye surgery

I used to be really short sighted and I needed glasses for all of my childhood. I had my eyes lasered when I finished university. Okay, unlike the picture, it didn’t give me actual laser eyes but it has given me excellent vision!

I tag:

I hope to see you again very soon.

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11 thoughts on “The Behind the Book Blogger Tag!”

  1. Thanks for the nomination!! I had laser eye surgery as well but after about 8 years my vision started to deteriorate and I’m back in glasses now. I don’t really mind cause my eyes still aren’t as bad as they were before and I could see perfectly for a few years.

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  2. Great answers and thank you for the tag! Personally, I like your Fathoming Books graphics (and the posts of course!) but if you’re looking for a really quick, easy way to make (I think) good looking graphics, you really can’t go wrong with Canva. You can pick a premade design and them make any tweaks you like. There are some Pro (paid) features, but I’ve always been able to get what I’m looking for with a free account. 🙂

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  3. Thanks for the tag!

    I love what you said about being proud of stopping your CROWS reviews – it takes just as much to let something go as it does to start something new and I’m glad you feel so much better for it. Also I really like your Fathoming Books graphics, though if you did want to change them I agree with Louise above about how helpful Canva is! It’s quite fun and addictive to use. (I also only have the free version!)

    I also share that Not Like Other Girls pet peeve and I’m definitely with you on the bad behaviour from authors one (celebrities in general, really) 😩 That’s really cool about your laser eye surgery, I have really bad eyesight and keep wondering about it, hahaha! Glad it helped you!

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  4. That’s cool that you started out as a writing blogger. And that’s interesting that you do cross stitch. I liked your post on why you give books 1*. Oh I don’t like memory spells either. Wow that’s incredible that you got laser eye surgery!

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