Booktube Newbie Tag


booktube newbie tag

Hello friends! So, this blog post is the blog version of my Booktube Newbie Tag video I posted before posting my July Wrap-Up. I had so much fun filming and editing this video. The thumbnail is my most favorite so far. There are 7 questions in total, and I got those questions from this page. You can use these questions to make your own tag video.


Why did you start this channel?

I made this channel because I want to talk about journaling and books since I love them so much. I think those two are related to each other so I have one journal for tracking my reading and making special spread for my favorite books. In the first year of this channel, I only made journaling contents, and in the middle of 2022 I have just started making book contents.


What are some fun and unique things you can bring to Booktube?

Unique stuff? I think there is no something unique here from the type of content or books I read here, but I believe this channel will add more colour to booktube with some books I recommend which might haven’t been recommended by other channels. Also I often find some books I have no idea about so I want to share them in this channel too.


What are you most excited for about this new channel?

Surely I’m excited to interact with people who love reading books, even though they read different books or might not love the book I love. Listening to people’s opinions about books which might be different from mine is interesting for me.


Why do you love reading?

I wonder why. I just like it (laughs)

Why do I like reading? I only like it (laughs)

Like someone asks you, why you love eating? I just like doing it (laughs)

It might be because I read mostly fiction books, I might subconsciously or consciously (?) see those book as an escape from the busy life. From those fiction books I can learn many kinds of character and their influence to their environment. When I read a fiction book is like being told that there is this person with this character with this past which we can’t predict before and their character gives certain influence to their environment and their family. I also learn that we can never know or understand someone until we live as them. Hmm. So TED-talk-able, right? (laughs)


What book or series got you into reading?

How to explain it. I have loved reading since I was super young, so I can’t remember which books or series that made me do that, but there’s one translated book which I read when I was super young and I liked it so much. It’s Tono dan Tini by Annie Schmidt. I loved this books because it has cute illustrations and shorter story for each chapter. Many of them made me laugh and they gave me some impact, like there’s one chapter where Tono and Tini had to peel kedondong. It made me be more careful when I want to peel a kedondong, so I won’t hurt my finger like Tono did in the book. Is there any of you who read this book in the past? Let me know in the comment box ya.


What questions would you ask your favourite booktubers?

For now, I don’t have any questions for them. Most of my questions have been answered in their videos. They usually hold a QnA session in instagram too. So for now I don’t have something to ask.


What challenges do you think starting a booktube channel will be the hardest to overcome?

The challenge is confidence, I think. Confidence to talk about books which might be different from other people. And next is confidence with your own video. Like, you constantly look at other people’s videos and admire them, but when you watch your own video, you feel like it’s not enough and it makes you put those video on hold, like what I did in the first year of this channel.


When did you start reading?

Before I’m able to read (?) When I was super young, I loved pretending to be able to read because I wanted to be like TV announcer who read the news so well. So every morning I used to (pretend) read newspaper like my father until I can read them for real.


Where do you read?

Anywhere, but mostly when it comes to physical books, I love reading in my room since I don’t want other people to talk to me. When I read, I don’t want anyone to talk to me or other distraction which makes me miss important parts of the book. If it’s audiobook, I can listen it when I work with easy task, or when I’m in a long trip alone.


What kind of books do you like to read?

The most favorite is fantasy genre with witches, magical beasts, and monsters. But as I become older, I don’t only read one specific genre, like on July, I read many contemporary books which talk about mental health, culture and passion. Perhaps, the genre I’m not really into is pure romance with only romance in it since I’m more interested in the characters’ project or conflict than their romance parts, so I prefer romance as sub-genre.


Okay! I have answered all the questions, so it’s time to go home! So if you want to do this, let me know yaa. I’ll watch your video!


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