Hey guys! As you probably already know, throughout the month of November I’m shining a spotlight on thirty wonderful book bloggers 😊📚 If you’re not already following them, then I’d definitely recommend that you check them out – these guys are all such wonderful bloggers and all incredibly kind and supportive.
Today is the turn of the amazing Rain (from Book Dragonism) who posts some convincing reviews, exciting tags and gorgeous book photography!
Hullo my name is Rain. This may or may not be my real name (I take the names of my vanquished enemies sometimes.) My blog name is Rain @ bookdragonism.
I called my blog “bookdragonism” because I’m so tired of being called a “bookworm”. Book lovers deserve a fiercer title so I’ve been calling myself a bookdragon. I just want to spread the name. It was supposed to be called “being a bookdragon” but it was too long for my taste. Because I’m creative, I just added the suffix -ism to bookdragon and a great name was born. Hail, bookdragons!
Where did your love of reading come from?
It definitely came from my mom. She’s a bookdragon herself and she exposed me and my sister to books when we were kids. I learned how to read when I was 3 and she bought just as many books as she did toys. I owe all the bookdragon flame in my soul to my mom.
What is your favourite book that you’d recommend to anyone and everyone?
There are SO MANY but I’ll go with my default recs: HARRY POTTER AND ALL OF RICK RIORDAN’S MIDDLE-GRADE BOOKS. When people ask me for recommendations, these are the books that are always at the top of my brain.
Which author (dead or alive) would you love to meet and why?
Definitely Rick Riordan or J. K. Rowling. These two authors shaped me into who I am now and I will be forever grateful for that.
What is the most memorable/sentimental book you’ve read?
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince I guess. I sob the hardest when I read that book even though I already know everything that’s going to happen. Oh well, it’s so difficult to be a fierce dragon with a soft heart for books.
What is your favourite genre to read and your favourite book from it?
EPIC FANTASY ALL THE WAY. Give me all the dragons, castles, magic, and all the unpronounceable names and places. WHAT IS EPIC FANTASY EVEN LIKE WITHOUT CHALLENGING YOUR SPEAKING AND SPELLING SKILLS???
Favourite epic fantasy book as of the moment is The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang. Read it and you will have clear skin and a harmonious life. Beware of extreme emotional torture though. This is not a light read. You have been warned.
What are your top tips/tricks for fitting reading around a busy schedule?
WHAT IS FREE TIME. That’s a dream as unreachable as me reading all the books in my TBR pile. As a student book blogger, I hardly have time for reading books so what do I do to end this suffering? Aside from sobbing for 50 hours and ranting about all my schoolwork, I LISTEN TO AUDIOBOOKS while I’m working on my homework or doing household chores. I’ve only recently gotten back to listening to audiobooks and it’s absolutely glorious. If you’re too busy to read physical books, try audiobooks. They won’t fail you. (i think)
What are your top tips/tricks for writing your own work?
The only things I write creatively are my blog posts. I’m not the type of reader who writes her own stories. I’m a huge reader but I don’t see myself as a writer in the near future. My sister IS a writer though and I have just one tip for her all the time: GET OFF TWITTER AND ACTUALLY START WRITING.
Screaming those words at her hardly works but at least I always try.
What are you reading now? Are you enjoying it?
I’m currently reading Kingdom of Ash and I’m enjoying it so far. I haven’t reached the torturous part yet so my soul is still intact. I think this is a good thing.
I also recently started listening to The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and I can’t wait to devote my life to this audiobook. Most of my bookdragon friends love this book so I’m expecting good things.
What have you just finished? Did you enjoy it?
Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean. A Japanese folklore-inspired book that stole my heart. Definitely one of my newest standalone faves.
Sadie by Courtney Summers. Finished the audiobook recently and it was fantastic.
A few of your favourite blog posts:
WHY HUMANS SHOULD STOP CALLING US BOOKWORMS
KNOW IF YOU’RE A BOOKDRAGON USING THESE 7 SIGNS
HOW TO MAKE YOUR BOOKSTAGRAM WORK (A.K.A ME PRETENDING TO KNOW THINGS)
DRAGONS DISCUSS: BLOGGING DO’S AND DONT’S
If you like the sound of Rain and all of the wonderful things she posts you can find her over on Twitter, Instagram, Goodreads, Pinterest and Bloglovin’ as well as on her main blog.
I hope you guys are enjoying reading this month’s series of posts as much as I’ve loved organising and collaborating with so many amazing bloggers to create them! 💖 Check back tomorrow! x
2 thoughts on “Featured Blogger: Rain from Book Dragonism!”
Aaah you have my cutest friend on your blog… Her reviews have made my book budget go haywire… My credit card runs away when her posts come up on reader. Rain you are awesome
Hannah, fabulous post
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Aww that’s so sweet! So glad you enjoyed 💖