50-Day Bookish Challenge – Day 23

How did you get into reading??

Honestly, I can’t really remember. I’ve been reading ever since I was little. I think school did have a lot to do with it. We all had to read back in elementary school, as well as in junior high, and, while everyone may not have enjoyed being forced to read, I loved it. As I mentioned in a previous post, my mom is an avid reader so we’ve always had books in the house. I still have some of my favorite picture books from when I was young. The older I got the more I enjoyed reading and I’m fairly positive I’m never going to grow out of it!

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50-Day Bookish Challenge – Day 22

Tell us a little about your writing.

Hmm, what to even say about it? xD My first, and only, fanfic was a story based off of the Warriors books by Erin Hunter. I was obsessed with these books for a long time. Ever since I was young I’ve been a big fan of the whole ‘talking animal’ thing and, even at 25 years old, I still enjoy watching movies that have animals as the main characters (don’t judge me). I never actually finished the story though. Shocking, right? I have a few other stories saved on my computer. Most of my ideas are fantasy-based, just like my reading habits. A few stories that I’ve started in the past couple of years also steer toward M/M. I’ve always defaulted to male characters in general so when I got sucked into the M/M romance genre it also appeared in my writing. As I stated in yesterday’s post, I would like to try participating in NaNoWriMo this year, but I’m not sure if I’ll get around to it.

50-Day Bookish Challenge – Day 21

Do you write??

Yes! Or well, I did. Not so much anymore. I got into writing when my friend from junior high and I joined Gaia Online, a forum-based website that many people would role play on. That’s actually how I met Emmy! <3  And that was…geez, 11 years ago? Roughly. Joining that website helped me with my writing skills and got me into writing some of my own works just for fun. Then Emily, plus a few others, talked me into participating in NaNoWriMo. I entered a novel from the year 2012 to 2015. I didn’t participate last year because I returned to school. I would like to try again this year, but I’m still attending school and I’ll be starting a new job soon. So we’ll see.

50-Day Bookish Challenge – Day 20

Is it how you thought it would be??

(For those who didn’t see my post yesterday, the question was “Why did you start your book blog??” So this question is coming from that, just so you know).

To an extent. My sucky-ness at posting on a regular basis was definitely how I thought it would be. However, I had no idea I would find so many wonderful blogs to follow! I guess I never really thought about how big the book blogging community is, and that’s only here on WordPress! I also never thought that I would have over 100 followers because who really wants to read my ramblings all the time, right?
(THANKS GUYZ! <3)

50-Day Bookish Challenge – Day 19

Why did you start your book blog??

Mostly because I was peer pressured to start one by my good friend and fellow blogger Emily. I had actually stumbled upon her blog because I noticed she had posted in a group on Goodreads and checked it out. Then I brought it up to her and she talked me into starting my own! I was reluctant at first, since I’m a lazy person in general and knew I probably wouldn’t post all that regularly (which I’m still bad at…heh), but it seemed like fun! And of course I don’t regret it. It’s been an awesome experience and, like I’ve mentioned before, I’m honestly proud of myself for continuing to post, despite how infrequent it may be…^^;  Life (and laziness) keep me from being as active as I’d like, but I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon!

50-Day Bookish Challenge – Day 18

Do you know anyone else that likes books??

Yes! I have mentioned that I don’t have a lot of friends that read, but I still know people that like books! My mom loves reading, which is where I like to think I got my love of reading from. However, we don’t always read the same stuff. She’s a big romance person and I generally prefer more fantasy based novels.