Blogmas Day Five: The Book Blogger Oldie Tag

Hi, bookworms! Who doesn’t love a good book tag? We found this one a while ago, but we’ve been saving it for Blogmas. We found this while searching around for book tags that we haven’t done before. So, big thanks to Curly Hair Bibliophile, which is where we found this one. The original creator is Nut Free Nerd (by way of adapting a booktube tag), I’ve linked them so you can check out all the details.

1. How long have you been a pat of the book blogging community?

Amanda- We will be having our 8 year anniversary in February!

Antonia- Amanda and I started blogging together so also 8 years.

2. What was your biggest misconception before starting a book blog?

Amanda- That it was easy, hah!

Antonia- Oh god, so many. I knew literally nothing about blogging.

3. How do you think book blogging has changed since you first started?

Amanda- I’m still salty about WordPress’s most recent update. I know that’s not the point of this question, but yep.

Antonia- I haven’t been as involved in the community these past few years so I’m honestly not sure.

4. What’s your favorite book blogging memory?

Amanda- Honestly, probably our first and only attempt at making video reviews before we knew what BookTube was.

Antonia- Really just that first week. We had no clue what we were doing but Amanda and I were on the site constantly, freaking out about every new like or follower.

5. What are some books that you were introduced to because of book blogging?

Amanda- How much time do you have? Just kidding, here’s a few all time favorites: Furyborn by Claire Legrand, The Library of the Unwritten by A.J. Hackwith, The Disasters by M.K. England, and There Will Come a Darkness by Katy Rose Pool.

Antonia- There’s been so many but Seven Devils by Elizabeth May and Laura Lam is the newest that I’m super excited about.

6. What is something that frustrates you about book blogging?

Amanda- I’m frustrated that blogging seems to be the most underrated bookish community. It’s been around the longest and still get overlooked compares to bookstagram and book tube.

Antonia- Currently, I’m also very annoyed about the new WordPress update.

7. What is your hope for the future of book blogging?

Amanda- I would like to see bloggers get a bit more recognition both in the bookish community and from publishers.

Antonia- Just that it continues. Reading and talking about our love of books is so important and book blogging gives us such a large community of book lovers to connect with.

We’re not going to tag anyone, but whoever wants to do this tag consider yourself tagged!

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