Well, hello there!
If you guys spent at least five minutes with me under the blankie here, you know how much I love answering questions. So, thanks to Lashaan, we are looking at another round of Q&A, and I’m all kinds of excited.
So, let’s proceed, shall we?
Where do you typically write your blog posts?
Wherever the inspiration strikes. There was precedent of me furiously typing a draft post while walking down the stairs in the office.
Most posts were however born in the lil’ messy corner of the living room where my battle station is set up.
How long does it generally take you to write a book review?
Anywhere between half an hour and five months.
When did you start your book blog?
Ever since I had my first blog in 2004, I always mentioned books every now and then. Reading Under the Blankie however was born on a cold and snowy day on the 27th December, 2017. I didn’t make it public until January 2018 though.
What is the worst thing about having a book blog in your opinion?
I don’t know?! Nothing?! In my opinion.
What is the best thing about having a book blog in your opinion?
Other than getting to know like minded bookworms who love to waffle about books as much as I do? Probably the constant discovery of new books to read. Even if I’m doomed, it’s still cool.
What blog post have you had the most fun writing so far?
Well, I didn’t particularly suffer during the creation of any of my posts, but I absolutely loved writing I Don’t Like Books, and Here’s Why…
What is your favourite type of blog post to write?
I must admit, I do love a good list, and also take great pleasure in writing snarky reviews. Who would have thought?
When do you typically write?
Whenever I have time and don’t feel brain dead. Sometimes this means 5 am, sometimes it’s in the evening. I don’t have a pattern.
Do you review every book you read?
Oh, hell, no! I value my mental sanity.
How do you write your book reviews? With a cup of coffee or tea? With Netflix? Cuddled with your fur baby?
As if! Fur baby doesn’t cuddle. He’s sort of insane though, so I usually have to use one arm to deflect his frantic slaps while trying to write.
I drink coffee almost constantly when I’m at home, and am usually enveloped in a massive cloud of smoke (you know those movies, 1920’s gangsters playing poker in a smoke filled room and you can’t see fuck all?) because I also never stop vaping.
Netflix or Youtube is also on in the background for good measure.
How I get anything done with so much distraction, is a fucking mystery.
When do you write your book reviews? Right after finishing the books? Two weeks after finishing the book?
There are rumours that some of my reviews were written a few months after I finished the book. I can neither confirm, nor deny these allegations. Some reviews were written on the day I finished the books. Others were not.
How often do you post?
I want to say at least twice a week, but then again, on a good day I write a good handful of posts and schedule them for a later day, and then not write anything for two weeks. So how often that is, really?