1. What book(s) have you been given as a gift that you loved?
There’s been quite a few over the years, but one I especially rememeber is Stardust and the Daredevil Ponies. I got it for Christmas, and it sparked my love of the Pony Club Secrets series, which was my favourite as a child.
2. What book(s) would you like to give as a gift to someone else?
Ooh I’m not sure; it would really depend on the person! If it was just a random pass on a book thing, I think it’d probably be Boy in the Tower, because I can’t imagine anyone who wouldn’t enjoy at least one thing about it regardless of their taste. Some of my other favourites are more subjective and perfect for my tastes, but Boy in the Tower isn’t something in a genre I typically favour and I LOVED it.
3. If you could gift a random person any bookish item, what would it be?
I’d probably go for a Hogwarts house mug (depending on which they were in/I thought they’d be in!). There aren’t many people who don’t like Harry Potter!
4. If you could gift a random person any non-bookish item, what would it be?
DVDs are a go to gift for me! I base which one on the person’s taste, of course, but they’re fairly easy to get hold of and you can find something for just about anyone!
5. What do you say when a person gives you a gift you don’t like?
Thank you, I guess, and try and be grateful. Then I’d either donate it to charity or regift it to someone I think would like it.
6. Mention a book based around Valentine’s Day.
I don’t actually think I’ve ever read one? I do quite enjoy reading romance though, so please do recommend me one if you’ve heard of any!
7. Mention any two tips for blogging as a gift to other bloggers and to those who may want to start a blog.
Despite the fact I have been blogging for almost two years, I still feel very underqualified to answer this, but I’ll try!
-Don’t do things you don’t want to do, or feel pressure to write certain kinds of posts. Be selfish. Cater your content to yourself, and hopefully others will enjoy it too. For example, I used to despise writing book hauls, and so I stopped doing them. I used to feel really guilty for it but now I really don’t!
-Scheduling is your friend, and I highly recommend planning out all of your posts and trying to get them written and scheduled in before the day you want the post to go up. Even if you only hit schedule the night before you want the post to publish, it makes it much easier to have regular posts on your blog (which can be helpful for building a following)
But also, disregard these completely if they don’t fit with what you want to do! My absolute best advice is just to be yourself and do whatever you want, basically!
8. Link to some posts by other bloggers that you loved or were very helpful
I won’t link to any specific posts/people as I would be sure to forget someine and then feel like a crumb for doing So! I really enjoy reading all of the blogs I follow, but if you’d like to see some specific people who I have read books because of, you can have a look at this post. A type of post I particularly like is anticipated books posts for each month, as things often come onto my radar because of them!
What are your thoughts on these books? Are any on your TBR/wishlist? I’d love to hear in the comments!