YABC’s Blogger Of The Month ~ Brittany (Brittany’s Book Rambles)

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Welcome to YABC’s monthly special feature post,

Blogger Of The Month!!

Each month YABC will be interviewing a different blogger and highlight all of their hard work within the blogging community!!

 

Introducing Brittany @ Brittany’s Book Rambles, YABC’s Blogger Of The Month!!

 

Check out her awesome website here!!!!!

 

 

 Brittany is a self-proclaimed bookworm and excessive rambler. She is shameless in her love of the written word. No matter where she is, most of the time you can find at least one book in her purse. She is an aspiring author and hopes to one day to break into the publishing world. Her all-time favorite author is Leigh Bardugo, and she will read and buy anything and everything that she writes. She is the host of the Twitter feature #BBTC, Queen Book Pusher, Major General of the Tsar’s Guard, and has been known to spontaneously turn into a pirate.

 

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YABC:  Describe how did you first get into blogging?

Before I got into blogging, I didn’t have any friends that loved books as much I did. Most of my immediate family members prefer to read classic literary novels or nonfiction, and not out of enjoyment but because they believe “an educated person” reads those types of books. And don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy classic literature. In fact, I have a BA in Classic Literature, but my favorite genre is Young Adult and so I started blogging with the hopes of finding people I could fangirl with. Through Goodreads and Twitter, I found the book blogging community, and I just had to be part of it. Best decision ever!

YABC:  What do you think is the best service a blogger can provide to his readers?

In all of your posts, be honest—whether it’s a review, a book tag, or a discussion post, etc. There is a level of trust between a blogger and your readers, and it’s important to respect that. The people reading your blog want to know what you think and feel because that’s how they connect with you. Some readers even rely on their favorite reviewers to decide what they’re going to read or buy next, so don’t do them a disservice by being dishonest. 

YABC:  How do you want to improve yourself in the next year?

I want to branch out from blogging somehow. I’ve toyed with the idea of starting a YouTube channel, and different types of posts, but I haven’t decided on anything as of yet. It took me a year of planning and testing before I launched my Twitter Chat feature #BBTC, and it’ll probably take me that long to figure out what I’ll be doing next haha.  

YABC:  How do you manage time to run your blog efficiently?

By keeping a really strict schedule. I know that doesn’t sound like fun, but it’s what keeps me on track. It’s what guarantees that I post consistently without scrambling or doing everything at last minute. It keeps me focused, and it also allows me to make sure that I put the maximum effort into each post or project.

YABC:  What do you find the most frustrating aspect of blogging?

Not having enough time to read all of the books I want to read, for sure! As I mentioned already, I have a strict schedule, and that schedule is set to include the maximum amount of books I’m feasibly able to read, taking all of my “real life stuff” into account. There are so many great books out there that I haven’t had a chance to pick up yet, and it’s so sad!

YABC:  Can you tell me some of your strengths that really helped you in blogging?

I’m naturally an extrovert, so communicating with others in the book community comes really easily to me. It doesn’t matter if you’re a reader, blogger, or author—I love to talk to everyone and make new friends! This has helped a lot with networking, as well as with getting my blog exposure.

I also don’t need a lot of sleep to function. On average, I get about 4-5 hours of sleep a night, and that’s generally all I need to feel well-rested. That way, even with work and other responsibilities, I am able to have a decent amount of time to read and write posts while the rest of the world around me is asleep and not distracting me!

YABC:  Tell me about your proudest achievement?

Probably becoming the Major General of the Tsar’s Guard, which is the “Street Team” for The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye. I love that book so much, it really hit home with me since it’s my favorite sub-genre of Young Adult—Fantasy, and it’s based in Imperial Russia (my family is Russian).

YABC:  Can you name some of your favorite bloggers and explain why they are your favorites?

Bookish Lifestyle (http://evie-bookish.blogspot.com/). I just love everything Evie designs, her society6 shop is often responsible for my wallet being empty. She’s so skilled and artistic, plus she’s a wonderful blogger!

Paper Fury (http://paperfury.com/). Cait is so hilarious and talented! I love her reviews so much because they’re honest, funny, and I often agree with her about books. Her bookstagram is also insanely gorgeous and she’s an amazing writer!

Stories & Sweeties (http://www.storiesandsweeties.com/). I absolutely adore everything about Becky and her blog. She’s a great person and her book recommendations are impeccable!

THANK YOU Brittany @ Brittany’s Book Rambles for all your hard work and dedication to the blogging community and thank you for taking time out to allow us to interview you and share your thoughts with all of our readers!!! Keep up the good work and looking forward to all of your future posts!!!