The Book Blogger tag: Behind the screen

The Book Blogger tag: Behind the screen

I recently came across the Book Blogger tag on Bookwyrming Thoughts‘ blog and I loved the questions. So here I am answering the Book Blogger Tag, which apparently is ancient. But better late than never right?

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Book Blogger tag

I am gonna take this chance to talk about the things that happen behind the screen of this blog. And this tag is a good way to keep off my slump that might be around the corner now. Let us get on with it shall we?

How many times do you check your email every day?

I check my mail box twice a day, or less. But I also view them on my mobile notifications as they come in. Unless it is very important I do not respond right away.

I just wanted to mention this, I do not respond to review requests unless I am interested to review it. And looking at the number of unread mail I have currently, I definitely need a better system.

How many times a day do you go on Goodreads?

I don’t use Goodreads as much as I used to, a few years ago. I still go on to the site to post my reading updates as soon as I finish a book and to post my reviews.

That comes to almost twice a week, at the best.

How long does it take to you to edit your posts?

I recently updated my site’s theme, mainly to address this.

It took me way longer to edit my posts and do those formatting than I liked. So now I have made it much more simpler.

And also I love the Gutenberg editor as it makes the formatting much simpler, especially from other apps like Notion or Evernote.

Answering the question, it takes me anywhere from 10 to 45 minutes to get a written post up and live on the website.

What kind of laptop do you use?

I am currently using HP laptop, which is lighter, faster and definitely easy to use. But it is definitely an upgrade from 5+ years old Dell I used to have. It doesn’t hurt that this one has a touch screen and Tablet mode.

How often do you check your Twitter?

To be honest, I spend about 15 minutes or so almost daily on Twitter for MY BLOG. But I spend a LOT more time on book twitter during the day and while commuting (at least before the Covid virus lock downs).

I love Twitter, but it is also (one of) my big time sucker(s)!

Why do you use Blogger, WordPress, etc?

As much as I loved Blogger and customizing it, I took a call to move to self hosted WordPress in 2017 and it has been one of the best decisions I have ever made.

I use(d) everything that I learnt from Blogger – HTML, CSS and generally keeping the blogging system (kind of) organized and I am loving it.

Are you good at keeping up with your reviews, tags, etc?

  • Reviews

sure, I have a spreadsheet (among the many) to keep a tab of the books I have read and I want to review. And I fairly have it under control – yay me!

Not so great at this but I catch up with them eventually. I can attribute it safely to the fact that I write up a very few tag posts and since they are far and between, many of the tags disappear and forgotten.

How many times a week do you post?

Generally I post four times a week on my blog.

  • Sunday – Weekly/Monthly wrap up posts
  • Monday – Book reviews
  • Wednesday – How to/Discussion posts
  • Friday – Recommendations/Listicles

I also a few guest bloggers posting on topics like Indie publishing, author recommendations and Friday Flyaway.

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The Book Blogger tag: Behind the screen

Tag: Behind the blogger

I have been talking about my favorite and not-so favorite books and book related things here for a while a long time now. But how much I have divulged about me, the face behind the blog? Yes, I can hear it – I have spoken about myself quite a lot.

And here is more. I am doing the Behind the blog tag and here is a chance to know more about me. Let us do this. 

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  • Thank the person who nominated you. No one did, obviously I don’t have friends. I found it on Ellyn’s blog.
  • Answer all the questions down below.
  • Pingback to the creator: Ellyn @ Allonsythornraxx
  • Nominate 5+ bloggers you’d like to know more about, to do this tag 

My blog’s name in books

1. Why did you start blogging? & Why have you kept blogging? 

I started writing about books in this blog about 9 years ago for a selfish reason. I just wanted to catalogue the books that I enjoyed and the ones I did not. The catelogue ended up being my bookish diary where I ranted about books I hate and dreamed about the characters that I loved. 

Then I never thought there might be people reading my blog or for that matter I would still be writing here about books after so many years. Having a blog ensured that I didn’t bother my friends and family in real life who rarely read or understood what and why I was obsessed about. But my internet readers friends did. 

I think that is what kept me going, despite the number of blocks and gaps in my blogging calendar I had through these years.

2. What is your favorite type of blog post to write?

Initially, when the blog was private, I spoke of everything that was on my mind (and was called “Musings Over Nothing”), which was anyway more often than not about books. But I loved writing those commentary rants about the society and just people as such. 

When I moved on to Elgee Writes, I decided to focus on reviews and bookish posts only. And so my rants discussions have been mostly about books which I love, especially since they are hard to come by. My second favorite would be the weekly update posts that I publish on Sundays and they are aplenty. They are a bit personal and a bit.

Short answer: Discussion posts and Sunday updates.

3. What are your top three favorite blog posts?

I am gonna be a cliche and say everything and that would be a lie. Not all posts are created equally. So here are the top three posts that I loved writing and it seems my readers love it too.

Why Book Blogging Is Different From Other Niches?

Behind the blog

To DNF or not to DNF: Why don’t I give up on books?


Things I scream when I read the Young Adult lit

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4. What are some of your favorite things to do to relax?

When I am overwhelmed or just distracted, making lists always relaxes me. Just putting down everything on a paper or an app helps calm down and carry on.  

Also binging on Netlix, definitely.

5. What are three of your favorite things?

Spreadsheets |  Beaches | Netflix, I guess

6. What are your proudest blogging moments?

I was the proudest when I received my first payment I received for the beta reading services. Until then I had always thought I was blogging for fun and never thought that people would be interested to pay for my opinions about their MS.

Well, that was years ago and I have come a long way from there, but I still pumped up every time someone asks me to write for their site or to read their manuscript. I think I will never get over it.  

7. What are your hobbies outside of blogging?

I have the attention of a six year old. I get excited about a lot of things for a short amount of time.

  • I knit, crochet and draw.I love DIY-ing decors around the house.
  •  I obsess over photography especially bookish ones. 

But I don’t think I have focused on anything as much as I do with blogging and books. I genuinely surprised at that myself. 

8. Describe your personality in three words.

Empathetic |   funny | impatient

9. What are your top three pet peeves? 

  • I find it annoying when people act without a consideration about other humans. Case in point: recent bulk/panic stockpiling and emptying the entire supermarket shelves in a minute.
  • I hate being in the dark about plans. If you are making a plan, tell me when, where and how or at least tell me when I can know the details. I hate it when people leave others hanging. 
  • Not having plans to go out and my curls behave well, for no reason.

10. What’s something your followers don’t know about you?

I am terrified of cats. I am all for pets and I know they are adorable to you, but do not ask me to enter a room with a cat in. I probably will get a panic attack. 

I tag

I am gonna tag

  1. Sahi @ My World of Books
  2. Charvi @ Not Just Fiction
  3. Dany @ Ambivert Words
  4. Nandini @ Unputdownable Books
  5. Charlotte from Wonderfully Bookish
  6. Carrie from Cat on the Bookshelf
  7. Kristina @ Books And Dachshunds

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Have you done this tag? If so do link it to the comments and I will love to read it. If not, please consider yourself tag cuz I wanna know ya! Of course I am not being creepy.

The Book Blogger tag: Behind the screen

Tag: My blog’s name in books

I have been seeing this tag for a long time now and here I am finally trying to write my name with books from my TBR. So let us get on with the My blog’s name in books tag, okay?

I hope it doesn’t turn out too difficult with all the repetitive letters, but hey, I like every other bookworm here I have a never-ending TBR

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  • Spell out your blog’s name. 
  • Find a book from your TBR that begins with each letter. 


You cannot add to your TBR to complete this challenge – the books must already be on your Goodreads TBR. 

My blog’s name in books

E Exact Opposite of Okay, The by Laura Steven

L Lord of the Flies by William Golding

G Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

E English Patient, The by Michael Ondaatje

E Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

W Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

R Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

I It by Stephen King

T Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

E Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

S Stardust by Neil Gaiman

My blog’s name in books tag was fun to do.

I tag

I guess most of y’all have done this one already. But in case you have not and want to do it, please consider yourself tagged. 

And do tag me back so that I can check out the books you have chosen from your TBR.

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Have you tried this tag? Do you have any of these books on your TBR? Which is your favorite? Let us talk. 

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Tag: Why I am weird

Time for another tag but this time it is a non bookish one. I had Renee add me on this Why I am weird tag and I realized it was finally an opportunity to talk about myself again. So are you ready for this? 

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Why I am weird tag – Rules:

  • List ten weird things about yourself, your life or silly habits that you wouldn’t normally share.
  • Tag up to ten people so you can get to know them better.
  • Link back to the person who tagged you & the creator
  • Comment on the posts of people you tagged! 

Lets do this

  1. I am terrified of cats and sometimes, even have nightmares about them.
  2. I think I might be scared of rabbits, too. But I have not seen one in real life, so I am not sure. 
  3. I totally depend on a to do list to function. If it is not in one of the many lists, I may not be doing it, ever.
  4. Unsurprisingly, I love spreadsheets. If there is a way to do something with spreadsheet, I am already on it. Everything from my TBR list to plans for guest posts is on some spreadsheet.
  5. People easily peg all bookworms to be introverts and it is a stereotype. I. for one, am an extrovert. I need human interactions at least online on a daily basis to keep my spirits alive.
  6. There has been a while in my life that I had completely stopped reading books. Blame it on the pressure of dual degrees I was pursuing or the circle I was in then. I cannot believe how I even survived those two years without reading for fun.
  7. My sun sign is Aries and I think I live true to its name. I am easily distracted, commitment phobic and love being the center of attention.
  8. Lately, I have gotten in bad habit of using way too many exclamatory marks (!). I don’t even know if I use them correctly anymore. 
  9. I love playing the devil’s advocate, which is a very convenient excuse for my overthinking brain. 
  10. If it is not yet apparent, I love making lists and talking about myself. So yeah I enjoyed making this list and can make a longer one even.

So I tag:

Everyone who wants to do this tag and their best friend. 

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Do you think I am weird enough? Do you have an eccentric thing about you? Have you done this tag? Tag me when you do. And as always, let us talk. 

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Tag: Seven things I like in a book

Let us be honest. Not all books are equal nor do they all make us weep or laugh with them. They all tell us a story but yet not all of them become our favorites. Have you given a thought about what are the things that make us like a book?

I found this #7ThingsILikeInABook tag on the bookstagram and I thought I will give it a try in here. So let us do this and try to name seven things I like in a book.

7) Unexpected plot twists

I mean do I even talk about this? Give me a strong plot with enough twists that would keep me hooked for hours together. Sadly for me I can usually I smell the twists from miles away and it is becoming more and more difficult to be surprised.

elgeewrites Tag: Seven things I like in a book 7Things didnt see that

If you know any books with unexpected twists, let me know in the comments section.

6) Witty banter and some humor

I am a snarky person myself and while I love that lengthy philosophical monologue, I can’t get enough of books that make me laugh out loudly. And some humorous banter among the character makes it all the more realistic and appealing right? 

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5) Sassy females

Anyone else like badass heroines? I recently read Truth or beard by Penny Reid and I realized what I have been missing for a while now. Maybe I don’t want women who renounce men or maybe I do. Maybe I want the clinically insane or I would read about the ones that cure them.

elgeewrites Tag: Seven things I like in a book 7Things unreliable

Whatever they are just make your woman interesting, strong (in their own way) and more importantly witty and sassy.

4) Strong friendship bonding

I love reading a story with a real friendship, even if it is on the villain side of the story. Be it a fun, quirky and light hearted like in The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson or the heart warming friendships that would last a life time

elgeewrites Tag: Seven things I like in a book 7Things sidekick

Don’t you love it when these friends not only play a formidable sidekick but also put in some sense to the leads? 

3) Multiple time lines

I guess I love my books complicated. I get all perked the minute I realize that there are various timelines in a book. A multigenerational family saga or a murder mystery, either way having more than a timeline to follow makes it merrier for me.

elgeewrites Tag: Seven things I like in a book 7Things female

So go ahead, confuse me all you can with multiple time lines and point of views!

2) Unreliable narrators

I know I have talked about this so many times now, but I love unreliable narrators. I mean who wouldn’t like the risk of trusting the narrator too much, only to find out they have been misled all along? Okay, just me!

1) Flawed characters

Nobody is perfect and I would not want my fictitious characters to be too perfect, will I? I love the flawed and morally grey ones more so than anyone sane should.

elgeewrites Tag: Seven things I like in a book 7Things flawed characters

Show me characters that suffer making their choices, that are devil’s advocates or maybe the ones that will do anything to save their asses off and I will be hooked to your book till the end.

I Tag:

So I am gonna tag

  1. Sahi @ My World of Books
  2. Charvi @ Not Just Fiction
  3. Dany @ Ambivert Words
  4. Nandini @ Unputdownable Books
  5. Charlotte from Wonderfully Bookish
  6. Carrie from Cat on the Bookshelf
  7. Kristina @ Books And Dachshunds

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Let us talk

Go on, tell me the things that make you not put the book down at all. Or yet better, consider yourself tagged and you want to give this tag a try and link it back to this post. Let us talk.