Meet the Book Blogger Tag!

Hello Friends!

Here we have the Meet the Book Blogger Tag and I was tagged by Dini @ dinipandareads. Check out her beautiful blog for more bookish content! Thanks for tagging me Dini!


The Rules

  • Thank the blogger who tagged you ☝🏽
  • Mention the creator: Lauren @Lala’s Book Reviews
  • Tag as many (or as few) people as you’d like
  • Have fun and get to know one another!

Introduction

INTRODUCE YOURSELF

Hi everyone, my name is Yolanda. Of course I love to read since this blog is about books. I’m a mom of 2 wonderful kids, ages 9 and 5. I was born and raised in Hawaii but went to college in California and even lived there for a tiny bit. I love to travel but haven’t left this island for the past 10 years while I was raising my kids, but that’s changing in a few weeks – so excited to travel! I’m a stay at home mom but used to (or still) work from home running my own Etsy shop. I ran it pretty much part-time when my son was younger and business was booming. I cut back tremendously when my baby girl was born and was gonna jump back into it as she got older, then the pandemic happened. I do it on a very small scale now, barely part-time haha, but I’m fine with it for now. I do metal-stamping and resin (sometimes).

SOMETHING MOST EVERYONE WANTS TO KNOW…DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS?

My daughter has a betta fish named True. And we have our 1.5 years old scruffy boy named Atlas. ❤️

This toothy boy is named Atlas
He loves soft fuzzy socks…to carry around and destroy lol

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE THING TO DRINK?

Mostly ice-cold water for everyday. On days I need caffeine (which is every day), I do decaf iced-tea or for a treat a decaf mocha cookie crumble frappuccino from Starbucks or a decaf cookies and creme ice blended from Coffee Bean.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE SEASON?

We don’t have much of a Fall or Winter in Hawaii. Fall feels like summer weather these days so I’ll say winter just because we get more rain and somewhat cooler weather.

DO YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL TALENTS?

I can play piano but I’m rusty. I sometimes play when my kids are tinkering around, on the piano (electric) my hands are just not fast as before!


BLOGGING

WHEN AND WHY DID YOU START YOUR BLOG?

I started my blog when I heard about NetGalley! I wanted a chance to read arcs and I’m so glad I did it. The first year I started the blog I read so much I had a sore neck and headaches 😅. I told myself I could cut back the next year and I went easier on myself. I’m happy with the pace I’m going now, it’s much more doable.

WHAT IS SOMETHING THAT YOU WISH YOU KNEW ABOUT BLOGGING WHEN YOU FIRST STARTED?

That I should pace myself on requesting books on NetGalley and not try to do so much the first year! I almost burned myself out on reading.

WHAT HAS BEEN THE HARDEST PART ABOUT BLOGGING?

Having posts ready to go but I’ve gotten better at doing them ahead of time. Also trying to engage and read everyone’s blog. I try my best to do it though!

WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST REWARDING PART OF BLOGGING?

Being a part of a community with people who have similar interests in reading is so wonderful! I’m not surrounded by many friends that read or have time to read and yet reading is a big part of my life so I love that about blogging and meeting fellow book lovers. 🥰

DO YOU WRITE YOUR POSTS AHEAD OF TIME OR WRITE THEM THE DAY OF POSTING?

Yes…and yes! LOL. I try to get most of them written a week before. Weekly wrap-ups get written a day before hence why sometimes I’m not on time with finishing or posting them. There are some days I will forget to get some things written up but for the most part, they are written ahead of time.


READING

WHO ARE YOUR TOP 5 FAVOURITE AUTHORS?

Not in any order because that’s too much pressure lol…

  • Holly Black
  • Kristin Hannah
  • Angie Thomas
  • Sarah J. Maas
  • Danielle L. Jensen

WHAT GENRE DO YOU READ THE MOST?

It has to have romance but I think I read more fantasy or romantasy lol…but yeah I think definitely more fantasy.

WHAT GENRE SURPRISED YOU BY HOW MUCH YOU LOVE IT?

I like the whole gothic romance or gothic thriller genre. Sometimes when I need a break from everything else, I look for something in that genre.

WHICH POPULAR BOOK DIDN’T LIVE UP TO THE HYPE FOR YOU?

This one was just okay for me but I still have to try her other books!

WHO ARE SOME POPULAR AUTHORS YOU HAVEN’T READ?

Oh so many! T.J Klune is one that is so popular right now that I want to read.

WHAT UPCOMING RELEASE ARE YOU EXCITED TO READ?

Here’s just a few! And why are the covers so dark? lol I need to add some light-hearted contemporary romance in this list for sure.

DO YOU LISTEN TO MUSIC WHILE READING?

No, I usually read at night when the house is nice and quiet – but when I’m blogging, for sure I need music!

WHERE ELSE CAN WE FIND YOU ONLINE?
  • Twitter: @ylmpastmidnight (I’m hardly on though)
  • Instagram: @ylmpastmidnight (I’ll post sporadically) or @fancifulwishcraft (crafting acct)

TAGGING

No pressure at all! I’m tagging:

Thanks for reading! 😘 ~ Yolanda

2 thoughts on “Meet the Book Blogger Tag!

  1. I loved reading your answers, Yolanda! Atlas is adorable and haha, I’m glad that I’m not the only who started a blog for NG! 😂 I’m also really looking forward to so many of these books you’ve mentioned here. I’m especially excited for Babel (of course lol) and The Drowned Woods! That cover is gorgeous 😍

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