Book Blog Newbie Tag

Hello Darlings!

I figured I would do this while I am still in the first week of my blog launch! I will preface this by doing a quick introduction!

My name is Celina and I am 27 years old. I grew up in the states (California) and have recently moved to the UK (because of love). I love reading (obviously) and journaling. I also adore French New Wave and Old Hollywood films. Honestly, I haven’t watched much this year and it is reflected in my reading (currently at 104 books!).

We will begin the tag now..

1. Why did you start this blog?

I love reading and having a community to talk books with. I have wanted to make a booktube for YEARS but I just haven’t been confident enough to start. I joined book twitter and bookstagram a little over two months ago and I love it there. Everyone is so sweet and easy to talk to. Honestly the nicest little corner I have found (and I have been on the internet for so many years!). Many encouraged me to start a blog, so here I am! Hoping to join booktok in 2021 and maybe eventually build enough courage to start a booktube in the next couple years..

2. What are some fun and unique things you can bring to book blogging?

I believe my personality and reading taste can be unique! I really want to feature more diverse books. Especially in the latinx community (I am Mexican American). I also love dreamy vintage vibes and hope over time, I can showcase that on my blog via my images and theme.

I also think my age can bring new book recs onto the scene. It is very YA dominated and I hope to read a lot more new adult/adult for people looking to make the same transition as me. I just can’t relate to YA characters anymore.

3. What are you most excited for about this blog?

I am excited to have a place to express myself with no character limit. I am also very excited to possibly join book tours in the future! I have always thought that would be fun. I am just excited for the experience really.

4. Why do you love reading?

Reading is definitely a form of escapism and selfcare. I love just getting out of my head for awhile and experiencing a different world. It has been a tough year, so I have read a lot and I don’t know what I would have done without all those books. I also just really appreciate writing, especially prose and lyrical writing. I love to feel like I am in a magical dream.

5. What series got you into reading?

When I was a preteen, I was obsessed with the Gossip Girl series. This was before the show even existed! I also had a huge Olsen Twins phase as a kid and read all their book series. They had hundreds.

6. What questions would you ask your favorite authors?

I would ask what their favourite books are and what got them into writing. I obviously love their work, so I would love to find out what inspires them. Something I love is seeing my favourite authors doing blurbs for other books. I just love knowing what they read!

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

Finding an audience and new friends. In the back of my mind, I am always scared this will flop. Even if it does, I will just carry on with it because this is for me at the end of the day. I would love to have a place to look back on and see what I was reading and what my thoughts were.

8. When did you start reading?

Since I was a kid. I honestly can’t remember when I wasn’t.

9. Where do you read?

I read everywhere. I read in bed, on the sofa, while I do the dishes or other chores (thank you audiobooks!). I used to love listening to audiobooks while walking in the city center or physical books inside cafes. I long for the days to come back.

10. What kind of books do you like to read?

I used to read a lot of young adult fantasy, but lately I have been branching out to other genres. Mostly new adult/adult, contemporary romance, epic fantasies, and sci-fi. I also adore poetry and fairytale retellings.

That is all for the tag!

Thank you so much if you have read this far! Please comment below your favourite genre and/or a genre you hope to read more of. Happy reading!

16 thoughts on “Book Blog Newbie Tag

  1. Ooh thanks for sharing! I can definitely relate to you a lot on the challenges part… I just started my blog 3 months ago and when I first started, I’m pretty sure no one read my posts for the first 2 weeks and I was afraid that I won’t be able to find an audience as well! But bloghopping really helps, and indeed everyone in the online bookish community is super sweet! Congrats on starting your blog!

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  2. i’m so glad you finally decided to create a book blog!! when i first started, i didn’t use tags on my post, and didn’t connect with ANYONE in the bookish community, because i didn’t know there were so many wonderful people there!! however, after posting my first 2/3 posts, i understood what i was doing wrong, and started blog-hopping and chatting with people a lot more!! i’m also loving your graphics and entire blog aesthetic!! it’s definitely giving me vintage vibes, and it’s the prettiest!! congratulations on launching your blog!! ❤❤

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