Isn’t the name of the award such a cool one? I know! It’s my first time hearing about it too!
“The Brotherhood of the World Award”
It feels like I have been invited to a party and cool people were there and it’s time to gather up the courage and talk to them!
Birdie @ Birdie Bookworm blog have introduced me to some pretty cool things after I started blogging again. She and Angie were the first book bloggers I engaged with regarding book reviews. It was last year when they were planning to read the book Caraval by Stephanie Garber and were planning to do a discussion post about it. So I took the chance to read it too and talk about it with them in the comments. And it was so much fun! Hope to do it again soon if you don’t mind me gatecrashing your party.
Thank you Birdie for inviting me to do this cool award tag and essentially inducting me into the Brotherhood. Rest assured I will offer up sacrif- …erm.. I mean invite other bloggers into this too!
- Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
- Answer the questions sent to you.
- Nominate around ten bloggers.
- Create your set of questions for your nominees. (It seems the same questions are going around, so I’m going following the trend. – said Birdie. And I’m going to do the same.)
- List the rules and display the Brotherhood of the World logo in your post.
Briefly explain your blogging style (where your favorite blogging spot/tools – as in, on the couch using your smartphone or something).
What blogging style? O_O
As of now I’m still looking around for it (it has hidden itself quite well, and I hate hide and seek when I’m ‘it’) and trying out different things but I hope to find it soon. Or maybe I already found it years ago but lost my grasp on it. I’m sort of in the experimenting stage again and finding what works best for me. So if you’re looking for my advice on blogging style I can only say – I’m sorry let’s look for it together…
I would also like to share this post by Lita about one’s blogging style and how it should sound like YOU and not what you think you should sound like. It’s a really insightful post that made me think about my blogging style and this award tag just came at the right time for me to share it.
I usually blog using my laptop and edit in my tablet or phone. And I actually wrote this post listening to Day6‘s album Moonrise. I’m not usually one to listen to music while writing (like essays and school stuff before) because it distracts me, but for some reason korean songs tend to help me move along writing blog posts.
How do you manage your blogging time including blog reading time?
I think my blogging time suffers because I have no consistency when it comes to my reading time. And I only have two types of mood when reading: the ‘read-all-the-books-you-can’ and the ‘I-hope-this-is-not-a-reading-slump’.
That said, I don’t always post reviews right away after I finish a book. And I have only just started my book blog late last year so I am still ‘managing’ my time around.
By this time you guys have probably figured out that I’m a slow starter and an even slow blog writer… Can’t say the same for my reading though. I usually devour a book in one sitting and often forget the time but now I’m too busy! Ah, the good times..
Who is your most read author?
Sarah J. Maas and Cassandra Clare, probably. Especially with my rereads (does it count?). But basing it on Goodreads’ tally, the results won’t be the same because a huge chunk of it will be Manga with several volumes and Goodreads considers it as different books by the same author.
How did you come up with your blog name?
I have no naming sense whatsoever regarding my main site so I stuck to my profile name for the site title. I have contemplated to change it ever since but settled to my name… for now. After all the blog is about me. My interests, my thoughts and random posts. The site address is inspired by the night owl in me since I mostly write during midnight hours.
Now on to the second one…
Random fact: Mnemosyne is the goddess of memory and I first encountered the word when reading The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare. There, it referred to a permanent rune that grants one an enhanced memory. As one who loves to read several books (referring to my ‘read all you can’ phase), I would be hard-pressed to remember things like quotes and passages that made such great impact to me. So, I made a blog inspired by the goddess of memory (and Will Herondale) that sort of allows me to ‘store’ my books and my thoughts in it, and hoard the quotes I have read and more.
What keeps you blogging?
A bit from my About Me page:
I basically hoard books, music, anime, tv series, and films. It’s unintentional. But it’s like being an impulsive buyer: you see something you like, you buy it, and then afterwards it’s stacked away somewhere you will probably forget about.
Partly, that’s the reason I’m blogging these days. To basically force me to go through my stuff and post about it. But mostly it’s about what I love …
At first it was because I wanted an outlet for the things that I love and what interests me. But these days I find myself thinking about bloggers who inspire me, and that I wanted to be like them (notice me senpai ~) and settle into my blogging style. Also, connecting with others who share the same interests is another reason I’m still lurking around wordpress.
Welcome to the Brotherhood!
(… or is that sort of creepy and cult-like thing to say?)
No need to do this award if you don’t feel like it. No pressure! And for all I know you’re already a member of the “Brotherhood of the World'”.
Thanks for reading!