I just want to take a moment to apologise for this week’s Book Blogger Hop answer for being posted late and, as well, I want to provide some additional explanation as to why or why not the following answer may sound like utter nonsense. On Wednesday evening, I was taken to the Emergency Room due to collapsing, heart palpations due to muscle weakness, and I was both blind and deaf. My mother forced me to go to the ER to get it checked out after I was still on the verge of collapse an hour after experiencing a somewhat embarrassing event in which I tripped over a dog cage in the dark.
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Ah, book reviews. I think it’s safe to say that I’m well versed in that aspect of book blogging (aren’t we all?). However, there’s a lot more that goes into reviewing books than one might think. Turns out that we actually have to make time to sit down and write the review, and not just read our way through our closest bookshop. Because I recently introduced review requests into my own life and schedule, my organisation of ‘books to review’ has shifted rather dramatically.
My mind went all over the place when I read this question. Firstly, I overlooked the clarification of ‘in a book’ and thought of ‘Stars Hollow’ from Gilmore Girls. Damn, how I love Gilmore Girls. I’m going to put that one down to the fact that I am currently rewatching the series and personally highly relate to Rory Gilmore. But, upon rereading the question, I was obviously reminded that Gilmore Girls is a show, not a book, so that answer simply wouldn’t suffice in the slightest.
This is definitely a very relevant question for the state of my blog at the moment as I’ve early recently started putting myself out there and offering book reviews. Not going to lie, I did find myself rather taken aback by the number of messages I received so quick, but this was a good thing! It motivated me further and gave me that sense of purpose. It was quite daunting as I get anxious when contacting new people, but it was a real surprise all the same. Since I’m such an avid reader and endlessly tire my family with how quick I can get through a book, I’m always open to considering new books to read. This means that I find myself accepting book requests when I still have another ten books to get through and read. I’m not sure what my quota is and I have yet to hit it; I’ve got to actually consider how many ‘books to review’ I can handle at one time. Though I hate passing up books because I don’t want to risk missing out on experiencing new talent or a new story.
Thinking about how fast the beginning of the year has gone and that we’re already at the end of March is actually creeping me out a little bit. It’s strange that every year, time seems to go faster because it takes up a lesser portion of our time. Anyway, let’s look at what’s been happening in the month of March!
I suppose my answer to this week’s question depends on what you think classifies as a ‘true’ book club. Do you factor into account online book clubs and groups? Or is it strictly regarding social clubs that meet regularly. The question’s vast (in a good way, of course!) so I’ll answer it the best I can.
‘When meeting with friends, do your discussions usually turn to books?’ This is a fairly tricky one due to the lack of social activity in my personal life. That sounds really lame hear me out, but I recently moved to the other side of the world (rather on my own) so all my contact with my friends is through the internet and other digital means at the moment.