The Behind the Book Blogger Tag

Hello, friends!! It’s been over a week since my last blog post (because school has been ~i n t e n s e~), but today, I’m excited to be back and sharing the Behind the Book Blogger Tag which I found over at Emma Reads Too Much. πŸ’˜ Most of the book tags I’ve done recently have been centered on books only so I thought it’d be fun to switch things up and introduce myself a bit more. It’s time to get to know the blogger behind Read By Tiffany!

The Rules:
  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Answer all the questions down below
  • Pingback to the creator: 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 my blog back in December 2017 after my IRL friend Alexandra from Twirling Pages encouraged me to start blogging as a way to share my love for books with the greater internet community. πŸ“š I saw how bookstagram, book twitter, and her blog made a positive impact on her life, and since I didn’t have anything to lose, I simply took a leap of faith!

After I made the initial leap to start my blog, I met so many incredible bloggers who also shared my passion for reading. The book community itself is filled with many wonderful, loving, and kind people that I luckily am able to call my friends. I’ve also been given so many incredible opportunities to work with publishers and authors that I adore. πŸ’– Finally, it’s also been a way to learn more about myself and gain a confidence in writing and ~creating~ by having my own little home on the interweb.

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

I used to have a major preference for writing discussion posts, but now, I would say I don’t have a specific favorite, especially since I have less time to write in general. Any time that I am able to see a blog post come to life whether it’s a book review or book tag or how-to or discussion post I feel proud of being able to create something. I always feel this sense of achievement every time my blank Word Doc turns into a pretty and formatted post. ✏️✨

3. What are your top three favorite blog posts?

It’s always hard to pick a favorite blog post, especially since I’ve written over 100+ posts by now. However, if I had to narrow down my top three posts, they would be:

1. Book Review: Always & Forever, Lara Jean (+ My Banana Bread Recipe!!)

The To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series by Jenny Han will go down in history as one of my all-time favorite contemporaries, and over the summer, rereading Lara Jean’s story was the reason I decided to start my baking hobby! 🍫πŸ₯£ This review is one of my favorites because it’s the last book in the trilogy, and I also got to share my recipe for banana bread.

2. How to Create Pretty & Aesthetic Rainbow Mood Boards

One of my favorite types of content to create are mood boards and aesthetic pieces for books, specifically for blog tours. πŸ“Έ I’ve received a lot of positive feedback on the pictures and combinations that I thought it’d be fun to share my thought process on picking photos and editing together a picture set.

3. Are Books Reviews Underappreciated in the Blogging Community?

This was probably the first discussion post that I had ever written, and I was pretty proud of what I was able to write. πŸ“– I drew a lot of inspiration from other bloggers, but this discussion post felt very important to write because as book bloggers, our primary content centers around reviewing books!

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

I personally love to stay home and read as a way to relax, but I recently starting watching FRIENDS on Netflix and have been enjoying the series a lot. I also really enjoy taking baths when I can to ~wash away all my worries~, and I always feel happiest when I’m hanging out with friends and going on ice cream runs! 🍦

5. What are three of your favorite things?

I did the 7 Favorite Things tag a while ago that well captures some things that make me happy, but if I had to narrow the list down, three favorites would be

1. ice cream runs 🍦

2. fluffy puppies 🐢

3. the smell of coffee β˜•οΈ

6. What are your proudest blogging moments?

My proudest blogging moments have to be 1) when I received my first physical ARC and 2) when I went self-hosted. I remember sending out my first email to request The Princess & the Fangirl by Ashley Poston, and I was so ecstatic to receive a reply saying my request was approved. 😭❀️ I felt so proud to see how much my blog has grown, and getting my first physical ARC felt like a confirmation of that growth.

I also felt extremely proud of myself when I went self-hosted earlier this year (see: New Blog, New Me ). It took such a leap of faith, but I’m so incredibly happy with the pink floral aesthetic I have now. There were definitely some hiccups with the website transfer, but eventually, it all got worked out, and I’m proud of the final result. 🌟

7. What are your hobbies outside of blogging?

I think the most known hobby that I have outside of blogging by my followers (especially twitter followers) is that I love baking!! I’ve been baking brownies, pumpkin bread, banana bread, cookies, etc. If you have any recipes you’d like to share, please let me know, but in the meantime, check out my brownie and banana bread recipes! πŸͺ🍰πŸ₯£ I also used to dance ballet for many years so I really enjoy taking a class whenever I get the chance.

8. Describe your personality in three words.

✨ enthusiastic, empathetic, ambitious ✨

9. What are your top three pet peeves?

I would say…

1. people who are loud in the library 🀫

2. bad/aggressive drivers πŸš™

3. people who are rude to retail/service workers πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»

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

My second favorite color is yellow! πŸ’›βœ¨ As you can probably tell from the color scheme of my blog and bookstagram feed, pastel pink is my favorite color, but if I had to pick another favorite color, it would be pastel yellow or gold. It’s such a bright color that reminds me of sunshine and seeing it just brings a smile to my face.

Tagging my wonderful friends πŸ’• :

Why did you start blogging?

What are your hobbies outside of blogging?

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42 thoughts on “The Behind the Book Blogger Tag

  1. This tag is so cute !! Going self-hosted is something HUGE and you totally should be proud of it! One day maybe I’ll finally take that leap, too πŸ™‚ Also, pink and yellow are my favorite colors, too!!

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    1. Ahhh thank you, Jessica!! If you’re interested in doing this tag, I would love to see your answers πŸ’– I think the initial step of going self-hosted is the most difficult part, but once it’s done, it feels very easy to navigate the blog!! and YAY I agree…those colors just make me happy πŸ₯°

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  2. Ah, I’m so glad to see you in my Reader again, but please take your time with school! I know you’re doing amazing! This post made me adore you even more (if that’s even possible)! Your personality is goals 😍 omg I’m so sad that I didn’t follow your blog before you went self-hosted, but the way your self-hosted blog looks now is GORGEOUS. ahh, I don’t know anyone else who utilizes the color pink so well! also, whenever you share your baking adventures on Twitter I get so hungry hehe.

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    1. CAITLIN I ADORE YOU SO SO MUCH πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’– I hope you’re enjoying your time too!! Why are you so sweet to me?? and LOLOL I think I’ll do a blog post comparing my self-hosted and wordpress blog, but it was definitely NOT AS CUTE πŸ˜‚ and klafjlasdkf i want to feed you all the baked goods 🌟

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  3. I love writing discussion posts, but just as you said… dedicating time for blogging has been more difficult over the past few months, so if I write something it’s already an achievement on its own πŸ˜€
    I also love writing reviews, specifically for the books I feel very passionate about.

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    1. Exactly!! Discussion posts I think take the most time to write, and if you’re not super active in the blogging community because you’re busy, then there’s less content to write about! I used to not really like writing reviews, but they’re some of my favorites if I feel very strongly (even positive or negative!!) about a book πŸ₯°

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    1. Thank you, Emma!! I really loved your answers and all the prompts when I saw them on your blog that I just had to also do it too πŸ₯°β€οΈ I’m really glad that you like the formatting of it all!

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  4. Thanks so much for the tag, Tiffany!!! I love your blog so much so I loved getting to know more about YOU!! ❀ I love your Always and Forever review (let's be real reading is amazing Lara Jean is amazing and baking is amazing so anything that combines the three of them is the BEST) and your mood board post (I only aspire to be that aesthetic)! Ice cream runs (although ngl my current "ice cream runs" are just me getting ice cream from the dining hall literally every day lmaooo) and fluffy doggos are amazingggg ❀ Love this post and your blog and you ❀ ❀

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    1. Yay!! I’m glad that you like it and enjoyed learning more about meeeee πŸ₯° I hope you do the tag if you can because I’d love to learn more about you too~~ and LMAOOOO I was just the same way when I lived on-campus. I would use so many of my campus meal points to eat ice cream and all the pastries and treats ❀️ Now that I live off-campus, I just try to keep a pint of ice cream in my freezer πŸ˜‰ TY FOR ALL THE SWEET WORDS!!

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    1. OMG I FEEL YOU!! It’s so bad having a sweet tooth 😭🍬 I really like Jeni’s ice cream, but those pints are SOOO expensive compared to other brands but IT’S SO GOOD AHHH!! I think I spent $40 on ice cream the past month?? (which i guess isn’t as bad as $150 but it’s STILL A LOT OF MONEY)

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  5. honestly, i wish i had a talent for baking. apart from brownies, there’s nothing else i can really bake. i’ve tried my handful of carrot cakes before, since it is my favorite type of cake, but i feel like i can never really get it right. i think it’s an amazing skill to have, for real!
    (also: your posts are always so aesthetically pleasing, ah!)

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    1. Lais!! You’re so so sweet πŸ’– Carrot cake is honestly one of my favorite types of cakes too. That actually makes me want to try baking it, but I’m sure like you said it’s difficult to get right 😱 And brownies are still a really great treat to know how to bake! It’s definitely always my go-to!

      and ❀️❀️❀️ thank you for being so kind!!

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  6. I still need to read TATBILB but I really hope to soon, ideally by the end of the year and if I don’t manage to then definitely early next year. I love baking although I haven’t done it lately for some reason /: Christmas will give me a good excuse to do so soon though. I love making gingerbread at that time of year, it tastes wonderful and makes the house smell glorious whilst its baking. I’d also like to make some mini quiches to freeze before Christmas too tbh. I did one year and they were lovely too. Was ballet hard? It always looks it. I do ballroom & Latin dance atm

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    1. OMG CHARLOTTE YOU NEED TO READ TATBILB!! You’re seriously missing out. It’s so so wonderful, and the audiobook is also really amazing too!! I am definitely very excited for Christmas baking too, but most of my baking supplies are at my apartment and won’t be at home. I’ve never made a quiche before, but they do taste really amazing and I feel like I should try. an dOOF ballet is hard but beautiful. I feel like ballroom and Latin would be the same. I’ve always really wanted to learn different styles of dance! πŸ₯°

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      1. I’m really hoping to soon, I need to read more contemporary novels and it sounds like the sort that I’d love. Ah well I hope you still get to then (: and homemade quiche is just wonderful. Yes it does always look beautiful (: and yes, some of the dances are easier and harder than others but they all have their tricky bits. I hope you get to try some other styles out one day then ❀️ there are a lot of fantastic styles of dance that would be wonderful to try out

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  7. THIS WAS ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL TO READ!! I’m so glad you decided to start your blog because it is wonderful and I’m so happy you love doing it!
    I find it hard to decide what my favourite type of post is because I jump to say wrap-up or discussions but then I think of all the other posts and I love them too and you are right you do feel proud after writing and creating a post! It is a wonderful feeling.
    Yes watching friends is a great way to relax, when I was younger I used to watch it non-stop for every mood that I was in.
    THE SMELL OF COFFEE– yes!! It is one of the best smells ever!! *heart eyes*
    I bet getting your first physical arc was amazing and definitely well deserved. I am sure going self hosted was great too and your blog is so beautiful!!
    I love that you love baking, it always makes me want to bake, haha!!
    I loved reading this, it was a wonderful tag!! ❀

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    1. WHOOO!! I’m super glad, Sophie πŸ’– I’m honestly so glad that you started your blog too.

      OOOO Which character do you think you’re most like? I think I’m like Monica most! and YAAAS I don’t even drink coffee much, but I just love the natural smell. If you ever bake something, let me know!!

      If you’re interested in doing this tag, I’d love to see your answers ✨

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      1. Aw.. thank you πŸ’•
        Ooh.. I might say I am like Monica as well but with a bit of Phoebe too (I know they are like opposite but I feel like a combination is me πŸ˜‚)
        I know the smell is one of the best things about coffee πŸ˜‚
        I will do, I would love to bake more!!
        Aw.. this does seem like a really fun tag so maybe I will do it at one point, thank you πŸ’•

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  8. I love to bake too! πŸ˜€ I’ll definitely have to check out your banana bread and brownie recipes, since I’m always looking for new things to try. And I also LOVE the smell of coffee 😍 This was really fun to read – I always love getting to see a little bit behind the scenes with other people’s blogging!

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    1. OMG YAY!! What do you enjoy baking?? ❀️πŸ₯° Those are my two favorite items to bake, but I also really enjoy baking pumpkin bread too! I would love if you did this tag too because I’d love to get to know you better~ Thank you so so much, Margaret for reading!!

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      1. I love baking basically anything – cookies are fun because there is so much variety, and bread is amazing bc it makes my kitchen smell like heaven πŸ˜€ I’ll let you know if I do end up doing this tag!!

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  9. I love this tag because so much of the time we hear about people’s opinions on blogging and books and whilst that’s obvious a shared passion between all of us (hence our blogs), we so rarely see what each of us enjoy doing outside this community! And of course, I always love to find other people who love to bake as much as I do!

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    1. I agree!! Most book tags typically just showcase favorite reads and other prompts about books, but I thought it’d be fun to share more about myself since I love getting to know the bloggers behind the blog πŸ₯° If you are interested, I’d love for you to do this tag too because I’d love to see your answers~~

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  10. This was lovely to read!! I’ll have to agree with you when it comes to the pet peeves, especially people who are rude to retail workers and aggressive drivers! I’ve recently been to Munich and a tourist crossed the street when the sign was red and there wasn’t any car nearby. But the car that was coming saw it, and the driver scared the tourist, yelled at him in German and then actually sped up!! Was it neccessary??? I’m glad my German is awful, actually, so I don’t have to know what the driver said.
    I keep telling myself I will do your recipes because they look delicious but I keep post-poning due to lack of time!! I have to get to them ^^

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    1. YAY!! Thank you ❀️❀️❀️ I’m glad that you enjoyed reading!! OOF that’s so scary to have such aggressive drivers. I hope you get the chance to bake some more because it’s so relaxing, but I completely agree. I feel like I have to decide whether to use my free time to either read, bake, or blog!! 😭

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  11. Oh my gosh, I love the story behind why you started your blog… I love it! And despite my intense love for sunflowers, the color yellow is not my fave. Which is really weird???

    Thanks so much for the tag, lovey, and I really enjoyed reading your answers! Have I told you lately I love you and your passion for baking? Because I do.

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    1. D’AWWWW THANK YOU KAL!! I think I’m weird as well because despite liking yellow…I don’t like sunflowers??

      and YAY!! and I want to send you all my baked goods because as much as I love baking I love baking for others x😭❀️ I hope you get the chance to do this tag sometime!!

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  12. Your blog posts always, always bring a smile on my face and I’m just so happy you decided to start blogging and so proud and in love with this INCREDIBLE blog you have, it’s just too stunning I adore it all. ❀ ❀ And yay for staying home and read and watching friends ah it's my favorite show of all times ❀ ❀ ❀

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    1. This is honestly how I feel when I read your blog posts, Marie 😭❀️ I’m so grateful to have your support ever since I started, and I’m so so thankful for you!! and YESSSS (lowkey your love of FRIENDS and GIFs of it really encouraged me to watch it) I used to think I wouldn’t ever watch the show because it felt outdated in comparison to more recent shows, but I can honestly see why it’s so well loved BECAUSE IT’S SOOOO GOOD!!

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      1. ahh, always always here to support you and be your biggest cheerleader ever ❀️❀️❀️ and i’m just so happy you love friends, we can scream about it together now haha πŸ˜€

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  13. Happy almost 2 year anniversary ❀ And fluffy puppies are the best ❀ That is super cool you got an ARC of Princess and The Fangirl!!! You just e-mailed the publisher? Or what did you do? I have only ever requested ARCs from sites like NetGalley but I always get declined for the big hype ones

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  14. I loved your always and forever review! It was so clever to include a baking recipe with it πŸ˜€ That’s incredible you got a physical arc about princess and the fangirl!!! Aww I adore fluffy puppies πŸ˜€ Lovely answers! So much fun to read! Thank you so much for the tag!!

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    1. Yay!! I’m glad that you liked it ❀ I definitely will try to do something similar in the future~! I was so happy to receive my first physical arc too πŸ₯° and who doesn't love fluffy puppies?? I hope you enjoy the tag!

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