Since I’m in my first couple of weeks of my new blog I’m going to – you guessed it – be doing the Book Blog Newbie Tag! I first saw this over at Saniya’s blog Sunnyside Reviews and really liked the questions, so thought I’d give it a whirl.
I’m not a big fan of writing book tag posts (although, ironically, I love reading them), so it’s unlikely you’ll see many on this blog in the future, but I thought it’d be a fun way for people to get to know me and the blog a little better 😊
Why did you want to start a book blog?
Like everybody else that has a book blog – because I love books! Books have been my saviour over the last year and when I started reviewing every book I read on Goodreads, I thought why not go the whole hog and create a blog devoted entirely to bookish content? I also felt like I could offer a different perspective as someone that had a long break from reading and then returned to it, to inspire and encourage others to read.
Where did the name ‘Rekindled Bilbiophile’ come from?
Rekindled = revive (something lost or lapsed).
Bibliophile = a person who collects or has a great love of books.
So there you have it. The name came from the fact that I recently rediscovered my love of books having not read properly for pleasure since I was a child.
What can we expect from your blog in the future?
Book reviews, reccommendations, in-depth book analyses, advice and tips on reading for new readers, discussion posts, lots of book related series (which I’m currently planning and am incredibly excited about 👀) and perhaps even the occassional fandom related post about my favourite TV shows and films.
Why do you love reading? Did you always love reading?
I love reading because of the escapism and imagination involved. The feeling of being swept away by a book and fully immersed into another world is unlike any other and is an emotion that can’t be replicated for me by any other medium. It’s also an incredibly cost effective and convinient mode of travel – I can visit places all over the globe (and sometimes completely new universes!) all from the comfort of my own home and for the price of around £10-20.
I have always loved reading, but unfortunately, because of life circumstances and commitments, I didn’t have the motivation or time to read for many years and my love for reading became dormant. Thankfully, it’s been rekindled and I know now that I’ll be an avid reader for the rest of my life 😄
What are some fun and unique things you can bring to book blogging?
A fresh perspective as someone that’s somewhat of a novice when it comes to reading. Because I’m so new to reading, my content will be accessible to all readers regardless of how well-read they are or where they are in their reading journey. I’m always striving to be innovative and creative, so I’ll also be developing new post ideas and series . And of course, I’ll be bringing my own unique voice, opinions and personality to the blog because we’re all unique and individual as bloggers and humans!
When and where do you read?
I typically read at night in bed because it’s the most convenient time and place. Occassionally I read on the sofa in the living room in the morning or afternoon, but living in a family home, I don’t always have the luxury of peace and quiet to be able to focus on reading.
What kinds of books do you like to read?
According to StoryGraph I mainly read “fiction books that are emotional, reflective and dark”, which is pretty darn spot on. I typically enjoy character driven stories which explore complex themes and emotions. I’m very open and diverse with what I read (particularly because I’m still experimenting with what I like to read), but the main genres I enjoy are classics, fantasy and historical fiction.
What is your favourite book and why?
I have to choose just one?! This is every book lover’s greatest dilemma in life 😂 If I absolutely have to choose, it’d be Wuthering Heights. The reason for that is because it explores the complexities of toxic love and abuse unlike any other book I’ve read. It also has some of the most stunning writing and prose I’ve ever read and one of the most interesting and dynamic anti-heroes in literature in Heathcliff.
Who is your favourite author?
At the moment I don’t have one. I don’t feel like I’m well-read enough to choose just one author as my favourite. I also haven’t read enough books from one author to be able to confidently say they are a favourite. Hopefully as I continue to progress in my reading journey, I’ll be able to give an answer to this.
What is one book that has been on your TBR for ages?
The Count of Monte Cristo. I’ve wanted to read it since I was a teenager and finally started it in November, but took a bit of a break from it. I’m hoping to finish it this year and to post a full review 🙌
What is your favorite show?
I am an avid TV show watcher and lover, so there are a lot I could choose here. My current top three are: Angel, Friends and Gavin & Stacey. Honourable mentions include Doctor Who, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Miranda. You can expect to see posts about my favourite TV shows in the future on this blog 🙊
What’s a non-bookish fact about you?
I’m a horror fanatic and horror is almost exclusively the only genre of films that I watch 💀
That concludes the Book Blog Newbie Tag! I hope you enjoyed getting to know more about lil’ ol’ me. If you’re new to the book blogging community, I tag you to do this. Leave a comment if you do decide to do the tag, I’d love to read your responses to these questions and have the opportunity to get to know more of you 😊
Stay safe, my lovelies and keep reading.