The Behind the Book Blogger Tag // Get to know me in the new year!

It’s been a long time since I’ve “introduced” myself on here, and there’s no better way to do it than with a book tag!

Several months ago, I was tagged to do this by Tiffany @ Read By TiffanyΒ (like, back in October), and I finally got around to making my post! Thank you so much for tagging me, Tiffany! πŸ’•Β You’re so sweet!Β 

The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Answer all the questions down below
  • Pingback to the creator:Β Ellyn @ Allonsythornraxx
  • Nominate 5+ bloggers you’d like to know more about, to do this tag

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

I started blogging for a few reasons, actually! I wanted to 1) talk to other people who love books just as much as I do, 2) rant about my feelings over books and related things, and 3) get ARCs and free books (which rarely ever happens, btw, so don’t go around thinking you should follow in my footsteps!).

I originally wanted to blog because I thought I could be a travel blogger after I went to Europe for two weeks! But… I quickly learned that you have to actually travel in order to do that, and most travel bloggers are constantly on the go! And since I was just starting college, I knew that wasn’t a possibility for me! πŸ˜‚

Although I’ve had my fair share of writers block and blog hiatuses, I still continue to blog because I still love to share my thoughts about bookish things! I also really enjoy talking to you all about things, and I love reading other bookish blogs – which is something I couldn’t do without being a blogger myself!

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

I really enjoy writing discussion posts, because they are the best way for me to share my full thoughts on certain topics!

Some of my favorite discussions:

✨ Discussions & Rambles // How many main characters is too many?

✨ Discussions & Rambles // What do you think about spoilers?

✨ Discussions & Rambles // What makes a great plot twist?

However! I also love writing very random posts connecting my life to other bookish things, such as when I revealed that Harry Potter and I are basically the same person or when I ranted about the new Heroes of Olympus cover art.

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3. What are your top three favorite blog posts?

Oh, this is a hard one! πŸ€”

My favorite posts are… the ones I listed under the previous question, and some other random ones which are more personal.

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

Well, let’s just say that perhaps I’m not the best at this whole “relaxing” business.

In order to try and “relax” (although it usually ends up as “procrastination” and “stress-inducing” instead), I like to take walks around my college campus while listening to music.

Other times, I’ll try to watch YouTube or read a book before bed to relax! It’s very comforting to sit and enjoy a few pages right before I fall asleep.

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5. What are three of your favorite things?

ANY favorite things? 😦 It’s hard to choose just three! So I’m going to break the rules and make separate categories, with no particular order!

My three favorite objects are 1) my laptop, 2) my bed, and 3) books (especially the really pretty ones).

My three favorite things to do are 1) eating (πŸ˜‚), 2) reading, 3) spending time with my family (especially when we go to the movies or something and have long conversations).

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6. What are your proudest blogging moments?

I have a lot of proud blogging moments! The entirety of 2019 was very cool for me, and I have a lot to say.

In 2019, shortly after my first blogiversary, I reached 1,000 WordPress followers! That was a goal I never thought I would reach, but here we are! 😊


I’m also extremely grateful to have won the Best New Book Blogger award in the Third Annual Book Blogger Awards! (hosted by May @ Forever and Everly, of course)


But I guess I owe both of these proud moments to you all, since I wouldn’t be here without you reading and enjoying my blog! I suppose you could say that the blogging friendships I made along the way are some of the things I’m proudest of, too. πŸ’•

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7. What are your hobbies outside of blogging?

Most of my hobbies are book related!

I like to read, write, travel, and watch movies! I used to draw/paint, but I kind of gave up recently because I just don’t have the time anymore, and I was being too hard on myself for not improving fast enough. *shrug* But I like blogging and reading just the same, Β and although those aren’t necessarily skills, they do make me happy and they help my writing process!

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8. Describe your personality in three words.

Three words to describe me?

Excited ✨ Caring ✨ Loyal

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9. What are your top three pet peeves?

I hate it when people stand in my way! I’m not sure if this just bothers me because I’m short, but I always get upset when I’m walking somewhere and some people decide to just stop and talk in a doorway or something. Excuse me! I’m clearly walking that way! I know you might not be able to see me, but please move!

I also very much dislike hearing mouth noises when people are eating. I’ve always been a pretty quiet eater, and so I’m used to eating with my mouth closed – but when others don’t do it, it just bothers me for some reason. I’m sorry!

And… I absolutely will never understand why someone could just skip a whole book in a series. I’ve met several people who have only read the last book in a series, or maybe they just skipped a middle book, and – *exasperated sigh* – and I’m very sorry, but y’all are heathens. πŸ˜…Β I will only allow this if you give me a very good reason!

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

πŸ€”Β I don’t know? I mean, y’all don’t know everything about me, but I think you know all the interesting parts already, haha!

I know I’ve mentioned this to someone before, but Tangled is my favorite Disney movie, and actually one of my favorite movies in general! I saw the movie 5 times in theaters, and to this day, I still cry when I watch it. πŸ˜ŒπŸ’•

(I think I’ve seen it about 10 times now? Still a wonderful movie. I’m actually listening to the soundtrack right now!)

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I’m tagging some of my friends! I’m sorry if you’ve already done it before, so don’t worry about it! (I’m usually late to the party on every single tag, and I usually just don’t tag anyone at all, but just in case, I wanted you to know I’m thinking of you all anyway πŸ™‚ )

✨ Sophie @ Me & Ink

✨ Caro @ Bookcheshirecat

✨ Miri @ The Book Dragoness

✨ Cat @ Pages & Plots

✨ Clo @ Cuppa Clo

✨ El @ Elated Books

✨ Caitlin @ Caitlin Althea

✨ Rukky @ Eternity Books

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Have you done this tag? What were your answers? Do you have any other hobbies? What do we have in common? Do you love Tangled as much as I do?

Chat with me about it!

You can also be my friend on Goodreads!

Happy reading, everyone! ✨ Have a great day! Starry Sky Books-13

44 thoughts on “The Behind the Book Blogger Tag // Get to know me in the new year!

  1. Aww, thank you so much for tagging me Xandra!! Tbh, I haven’t watched Tangled before… But we do share similar personalities! I’m super loyal and I really hope that I am caring πŸ˜… (I mean I am, but I hope that others see me as caring and not naggy…cause I nag and worry a lot lol) I’d been thinking about doing this tag for a while, so thank you for tagging me officially πŸ’–

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    1. You’re welcome, Rukky! 😊 And if we share some personality traits and if you like some Disney… you should really watch Tangled! Personally, it’s very good, if you like that sort of movie πŸ™‚ I also had trouble saying I am “loyal” and “caring”, because I like to think that I am, but of course I’ll never know what others are thinking! I can’t wait to see your answers if you do the tag πŸ’•

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  2. I LOVE Tangled! It’s been too long since I’ve watched it – I gotta fix that.

    That’s interesting that you starting out wanting to be a travel blogger! I think that would be cool, other than the fact that, like you said, you probably need to be traveling a LOT more than I do right now 😬 Probably a SLIGHTLY more expensive hobby than book blogging.

    I always love seeing what people’s favorite posts of theirs are πŸ˜€ Your random, fun posts like the Harry Potter ones you’ve done are always so entertaining! I hope you continue to enjoy this blogging journey in 2020! ❀

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    1. Tangled is so good! I’ll rewatch it any day! 😊

      Yeah, I think it would be really cool to have a travel blog, but I would have to travel a lot more than 2-3 times a year to make enough good content! I agree, very expensive!

      I also love seeing other people’s favorite posts, because it helps me get to know what bloggers are really proud of! And thank you! ❀


  3. YES TO THE EATING THING THOUGH. I can’t believe how many people don’t chew with their mouths closed?!?!?!

    Also, I had no idea that people skipping the middle book in a series was a thing? What? How do they know what’s going on? What about the delicious character development? What about the tension building?! I have so many questions that demand answers…

    Tangled is such a great movie!

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    1. Yes, I can’t stand the eating thing! πŸ˜‚ And some people (usually non-readers) sometimes skip books in order to get to the ending, or maybe they just read the last book… I’ve only known a few people like this, but I have seen them admit to it, so… πŸ˜‚


  4. This was great! I love how almost everything is related to books and reading haha. I definitely understand that!
    I loved Tangled! I think I’ve watched it four times and I loved it every time ❀

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  5. Ah thank you so much for the tag Xandra! Ha about skipping a book in a series…*hides* I skipped City of Souls in the mortal instruments series honestly I just…didn’t…care enough to read it and then City of Heavenly Fire came out and I was all about that because it featured Tessa and Jem. Like…TMI is my least fav series out of the three so far and I continued to read it for Tessa, Jem, Emma and Jules making an appearance in the end.

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    1. You’re welcome, Clo! πŸ˜€ But I totally understand you skipping that City of Souls book… I haven’t read anything by Cassandra Clare, but I know there are just so many books, and it’s too many for me! πŸ˜‚ I would have done the same thing!


  6. Aww.. I absolutely love this tag and getting to know more about you!!! πŸ’›

    Discussion posts are probably my favourite posts to write and to read. And you write such amazing posts!!! 😍

    You deserve all the achievements you have made with your blog. Your content is amazing!! 😍😍

    The closest thing to missing a book out of a series is reading a series out of order πŸ™ˆ but it was when I was young and I didn’t realise it was series so i started with the 2nd one πŸ˜‚

    Yes Tangled is amazing I love it!!! 😍 someone said I was like Rapunzel once at school ages ago πŸ˜‚ but it is a great movie!!!

    Great post and thank you so much for the tag!!! ❀

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    1. Thanks, Sophie, the tag was fun! ❀ And thank you so much for enjoying my posts!!

      I probably haven’t read anything out of order before, but I’ve definitely bought book 2 of a series several times on accident! And yes, Tangled is so good! ❀ I’m glad you agree, haha!

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  7. Thank you so much for tagging me!! I really want to watch Tangled! it sounds amazing

    Lol I don’t really understand why you should skip a book…you might miss something interesting!! Or maybe people do that because their friends spoil the plot of the book and so with the knowledge, they jump in to the next??

    Anyway I’m looking forward to do this! This tag sounds like so much fun! ❀

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    1. You’re welcome! And πŸ€” I can’t believe you’ve never seen Tangled – I just figured you would like it since you’re writing a Rapunzel retelling! You should definitely see it, and let me know what you think! ❀

      I know, I wouldn’t want to miss any books in a series either! I already have trouble keeping track of book events by reading everything as it is πŸ˜‚ so I try to reread books before the series continues as much as possible!

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      1. I usually don’t reread bc I am Lazy unless I reaaallly loved that book (sometimes I love a book but the events make me a little stressed πŸ˜‚ and so I don’t then)

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  8. Ah I love your answers so much! I’m also terrible at actually relaxing, I so get that hahaha. And YES ugh when people just randomly stop in the middle of the way with no regards whatsoever for people walking behind, it’s just so frustrating!
    Lovely post! πŸ™‚

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  9. Thank you so much for tagging me, Xandra! This tag looks like so much fun 😍 ahh, you deserve all of your blogging achievements so far! All the congratulations ❀ ❀ And, ugh, I'm not very good at relaxing either πŸ˜‚ Usually, I'm stressed because of an outside factor *cough* school *cough*, so unless that outside factor leaves in some way or another, it's gonna be impossible for me to fully relax!

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    1. No problem, Caitlin! πŸ™‚ And thank you! You deserve all the accomplishments as well! I’ve never really been good at relaxing, but lately its been even harder than usual πŸ˜‚ School is definitely the main reason for this! I hope we both find ways to relax better soon!

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  10. Tangled is undeniably the BEST Disney movie ever created, and one of the most fantastic animations ever to grace the earth. And that is a fact! πŸ˜‰ Haha. I really enjoyed reading all your answers, Xandra! Oh my goodness, I don’t understand how people can skip an entire book in a series. I think it should be labeled a crime. Okay, not really, but it’s still difficult to comprehend. Lol.

    Great post, love! ❀

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