A lot has happened in 4 years. I used to be a junior in high school. Now I’m a sophomore at university. I used to convince myself I was straight. Now i’m a flamboyant queer.
I was thinking for a bit about what to do, or even just not doing anything special at all. But then Snow White Reader over at booktube did the booktube anniversary tag, so I tricked the questions to fit book blogging.
#1: How long have you been blogging?
#2: What has been your motivation to continue blogging?
Honestly, a lot of it is habit, and it’s also part of a mental wellness check- I know that if I don’t post this week there is something wrong. Sure, sometimes I just get busy with school. But if I have time and I just don’t feel like it even when it’s been a week, then I have to ask myself why.
#3: 3 fav posts This year
I really like bringing in some aspect of school, like I Match My Classes With Books!.
I also liked TED Talk Tuesday: Masculinity In The Movies, but I feel like the post was a summary, rather than a reaction to the talk, so if I did another post in the series, I would go into it mostly assuming that you’d watch it, or get the gist from a short summary, and the important parts from how i’m reacting.
Beyond The Binary Book Club was filled with great books that I not only saw myself in, but could hear the enbyness in the author’s writing.
#4: What are the struggles you have overcome in the past year?
Um… a lot? But I think the blog specific struggle was separating what was happening in my IRL from my bookish life. I’ve been vocal about the fact that I’ve been homeless since November of 2018, and only in this semester have I moved into a dorm. It was hard to write about books when there was so much worry and stress when everything was going on.
#5 One Moment You’d Relive
I think it might have been more than a year, but I really miss I Heart Characters! It was a meme created by Dani and I loved the little community feeling I don’t get from something like Top Ten Tuesday.
#6 Showcase A Supporter
Now I feel like I’m breaking the rules a bit, but Dani is a really sweet person. She works hard to promote asian-centric novels and has clear discuisions such as What Is A Light Novel?
#7: Best Book You’ve Read this Year
If It Makes You Happy was so. Good. I read it convinced it was a memoir, but it’s fiction? I haven’t really seen a qpr in fiction before, and it was so cute. Winnie was quick to defend and support her little brother, as well as stand up to her grandma for her fatphobia.
#8: Where Do You See Your Blog In 2 Years Time?
I’ve been going through a period in my life with rapid change- I barely started reading queer books two years ago, and look at them now. In the future, I hope to do more discussions, start booktube, and really enjoy what little time I have to read. But I make no promises, the apocalypse wants what it wants.
How long have you been on the bookternet? What do you hope to see from book blogs (or this one in particular) in the future?