Earlier in the year, I wrote a discussion post where I compiled a list of things that book bloggers love to talk about, ranging from bookshelves and lists to diversity, our endless TBR, and the Goodreads Challenge. Out of all my posts, it was one of the most enjoyable to write and so definitely ranks as one of my favourites.
Following on from that, I have now decided to do a similar post about things that a lot of book bloggers seem to love that are not book related. This of course does not apply to everyone and so is not meant as a generalisation, but when we are not talking about books, these are the topics that seem to appear in our posts more than others!
I think we all like to look at pictures of each others’ pets, as they are just so adorable! It is the same in the book blogging community, where the most popular pet of choice has to be cats.
I absolutely love cats, and can rarely scroll through my Twitter timeline without coming across at least one photo that a bookish friend has shared. We do get the occasional dog, too!
In my opinion, no drink serves as a better accompaniment to a book than a cup of tea. It seems that a lot of book bloggers think the same, as many of us state tea as our favourite drink, and often have a cup by our side while we read. I barely go a day without a cup of tea.
Ask almost any book blogger what their favourite season is, and there is a very good chance they will say autumn (fall)! There are many reasons why, such as the array of beautiful colours that it brings and the evenings that slowly getting darker and bring lower temperatures, giving us the ideal excuse to get cosy beneath a blanket and read lots of books.
And of course there is Halloween, which always seems to hold a special place in the book blogging community. It is a time to read spooky books and change our Twitter names into something ghostly or sinister. There are also a lot of autumn or Halloween book tags, the likes of which you would not see at any other point of the year, so it is always a great deal of fun!
For the record, my own favourite season is actually summer, so I think I am definitely in the minority!
A lot of book lovers seem to have a very impressive collection of stationery, such as pens, rulers, folders, and particularly notebooks. A lot of them have very pretty designs, too.
I can certainly say that I own more writing pads than is probably necessary, in which I write poems and jot down various other things. I am hoping to start making better use of them though, so we shall see how that goes.
I do not keep a bullet journal, but I know that they are really popular in the book blogging community. I have seen a lot of blog posts about them and they are all full of such beautiful designs, drawings, and calligraphy that it makes me feel like I am missing out!
I would be really interested in hearing from other bloggers about how they use bullet journals and the pros and cons of keeping one, because they look like wonderful things.
Whether through Twitter or other blogs, I can often rely on several book bloggers for television recommendations and the majority of these are inevitably on Netflix. I am very selective about the things I watch, but it has helped me discover a couple of shows I have really enjoyed!
In terms of book blogging, there is a Netflix Book Tag and a Television Tag, while some of us discuss the things we have watched in monthly wrap-ups. I have also heard a lot about k-dramas, so they seem to be very popular in the community too!
I think almost all of us can acknowledge that Taylor Swift is a seriously impressive individual, but the amount of love she gets from the book blogging community is something to behold! Whenever she releases her new album it seems to dominate my Twitter feed, and get discussed a lot in blog posts.
In addition to that, book tags have been created based on her two most recent albums, Lover and Folklore. As far as I know, she is the only music artist with the honour of having been given book tags – correct me if I am wrong!
Disney Films and Musicals
I would be a little surprised if there was a single one of us who does not like Disney or Pixar. They are the subject of themed readathons, and a lot of the new releases including live action remakes are met with a lot of anticipation.
This year, we have seen Disney+ added as a subscription service, and that is where musicals come in. A lot of book bloggers like musicals of course, but the one I have seen discussed the most by far is Hamilton, which I shamefully have still not watched. Sounds absolutely amazing though!
Do you relate to any of these things? Are there any other non book-related things that book bloggers like to talk about (ASMR, video games etc)? Let me know in the comments!
Happy reading 🙂