Book Blogging Newbie Tag

I stole this tag from Breeny’s Books and it seems like a great way to introduce myself as I’m quite new to book blogging.

Hannah Reads (2)

  • Why did you start this blog?

I started this blog as a way to get my thoughts out there on all of the books I read and see what other people are thinking as well. It’s also a great way for me to keep track of and organize all the books I’ve read, and to get recommendations from people who read more (or just as much) as I do.

  • What are some fun and unique things that you can bring to book blogging?

I think that can bring a more academic approach since I am currently majoring in English Literature so I am naturally critically analyzing everything I read at this point, but not so much that I don’t geek out when it gets good.

  • What are you most excited for about this new blog?

I’m most excited for the community of other bloggers and being able to discuss all the books I read with people who have already read them instead of trying to explain all my feelings to the closest living person when I finish a book. They inevitable a) haven’t read the book and b) don’t care.

  • Why do you love reading?

At my core I love stories. Reading is my favorite medium for stories because it allows for the most interpretation. In movies or TV so much of the interpretation is done for you, where in reading you decide the way each character looks and the way they fit into their surroundings. With reading you get to take part in the story, but with movies/TV you’re simply a bystander. (Not that there’s anything wrong with TV, I love TV. Game of Thrones is honestly a masterpiece.)

  • What book or series got you into reading?

I read every single Junie B. Jones book. Every. Single. One. I remember checking the book section in target every time I went with my mom to see if there was a new one for me to buy.

  • What questions would you ask your favorite authors?

I want to know where my favorite books/characters started. What was the original idea? Like, Were they always going to end up together? Was he always going to die? And if they’ve changed something in the final version, why change it? I think it would be interesting to see the evolution of my favorite stories.

  • What challenges do you think starting a blog will be the hardest to overcome?

I think finding the time and a unique voice will be the hardest. I’m studying abroad in London this semester so finding time will be at least semi-difficult. And as for finding my voice, all the blogs I like (so far, I’m always looking for more) seem to have really strong personal voices and that’s what makes me like them so much.

  • When did you start reading?

The first book I remember reading (having read to me) is the Hobbit when I was about 5 years old. We had a illustrated version and my Dad would read it to me. However, I would say that I started avidly reading in fifth grade. My school had a competition where all the books were assigned a point value (more pages= more points) and whoever had the most points at the end of the year was recognized. I came in second.

  • Where do you read?

Literally anywhere, but mostly my bed or various benches in between classes.

  • What kinds of books do you like to read?

I mostly read YA: fantasy, sci-fi, and contemporary. But I will read anything if the blurb sounds good and has a pretty cover. (Whoever said judging a book by their cover was wrong, covers were made to get people to pick up the book so I’m just letting them do their job.)

Hannah Reads (1)

Hopefully that helped you to get to know me a little better! If you have any advice or questions feel free to leave them in the comments below.

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