Armchair Book Expo Day 1:
Armchair Book Expo is back, with a new name. It looks like this is the 4th time I’m doing it, and last year I got to participate “live”, as it was in Chicago, in my corner of the world.
Ok, let’s start. Thanks to our awesome team, who came up with a short and sweet list of prompts for our Introductions. Neat!
I am . . .
Emma, a book blogger since 2010. I’m actually French. I teach French online and I also translate books from English to French, among other things.
Currently . . .
I’m in a middle of a fun audio project: I’m listening to the complete works of Sherlock Holmes, following the chronological order of publication. I have chosen Simon Prebble as a narrator, he’s excellent.
It’s a wonderful experience, neat to see the evolution of the stories.
I love . . .
…reading, birding, hiking
My favorite . . .
…genres, right now, are historical mysteries and foreign literature (thrillers, literary fiction)
My least favorite . . .
…genre is romance
My current reads . . .
My summer plans . . .
Hiking and birding in the National Shawnee Forest
My blog/channel/social media . . .
The best . . .
…thriller I have read this month is:
Best Practices in the Online Book Community: Let’s talk about our best practices within the book community. This can range from time management to the use of social media to even ethical obligations.
I don’t have much time, so just a few things I think important right now, and that I do or aim at doing better:
visit other book bloggers and leave comment, or at least click on the “Like” button – unfortunately, some bloggers don’t have this feature on
absolutely go visit the blog of someone who left a comment at my place, and leave a comment on one of their posts. This is a regular practice for me
back up your blog on a regular basis
try to schedule ahead
write a review as soon as you finish a book – I’m not there yet!!
share on Instagram a picture of a new book I start reading – lots of improvement, but I would like to do this regularly
keep your blog as something fun, do not compare to what others do
be an active BookTuber!! Hmm, when was my last video??
looking forward to reading what YOUR best practices are