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Book Blogging Insight : 14 book bloggers sharing their experiences


Hello readers,

At first, I would like to share the news of extreme joy that our blog haloofbooks.com is a year old today. 🙂 And I want to share the happiness of this with you all.

I wanted to do a roundup post since a long time, it gives a platform to accumulated the knowledge of various people. There were many things which I can do on the blog anniversary, but nothing come close doing a round up post.

The main purpose behind this roundup post is to know the book blogging insight, which can help to new book bloggers and give exposures to the talented book bloggers.

For this post, I have approached various book bloggers across the country, however, I wasn’t able to get a good response due to unavoidable circumstances. Though I am happy that being new book bloggers I manage to reach out a wider group of book bloggers.

Through this post, I am trying to provide a first-hand information and tips from the experienced book bloggers.

These are the questions which were asked : 

  1. When & why you started book blogging?
  2. What is the one thing you love about book blogging?
  3. Your favorite author & Genre
  4. What is the one advice you want to give to the wanna be book bloggers?

The answers are clubbed together for an easy read. So without a further adieu, here are the valuable responses for you all.

List of book bloggers who have shared their views, favorite author, genre and tips on book blogging :

Book Blogging Insight ! Book bloggers sharing their experiences.

 Priya Bhowal | Crazykidjournal

Started two years back as it was a part of my Creative Writing Certificate Course. 

I like putting down my feelings and emotions into words. While reading I go through a lot of emotions and I enjoy writing about them and discussing them with fellow bibliophiles.

Very difficult to choose a favourite author, I could just go on and on. Favourite genre would be Fantasy. I don’t think I’m an expert enough to give advice. I myself need to learn a lot.

Tavleen | Travelling Through Words

I started blogging in December 2015. My main purpose behind starting by book blog was to improve my writing and to connect to people who shared the same interests as me.

I love sharing my love for reading on my blog. I love talking about the books I’ve read, I love writing reviews and having discussions with people. I don’t have a particular favorite genre or author at the moment because I have been reading a wide range of books and genres for the last couple of months. But I generally read contemporary, fantasy, classics and adult fiction.

Be consistent. Post as much as possible and have fun with it. Research a lot about things you are confused about. Reach out to others in the blogging community and make friends.



Sulagna Mondal | Diary of a Bookgirl

I started blogging quite recently, since late February, 2017. One of my main reasons behind blogging was to let out my thoughts. I even post reviews on different websites, so why not on my very own blog.

I write about many other things, not just book reviews. It was my elder sister who suggested that I should be starting my very on blog page. It gives you a wider scope. One of the best thing about book blogging is that you get to an exposure about different new and self-published authors.

Also, I love getting review copies, and who doesn’t? There is not just one author that I like, I like all authors. Every author has their own caliber about writing and I love variations. But to mention about the best of all, I might say that I love Dan Brown and Khaled Hosseini.

I read  books of different genres, but still I prefer fantasy and crime thrillers above other genres. I would say that do not write for the sake of getting a large follower base. Write for the sake of writing. Bring variations in your posts and also make your blog page attractive. An attractive blog keeps you motivated 😄

Abhyudaya Shrivastava | The Scribble Pad


I started blogging in 2007 mainly to express myself. I love the part where I say something and it resonates with the reader. I love it when it is an abstract thought and it gets identified with another soul sitting far away.

Books, in that sense, truly connect people. I like Literary Fiction and am a fan of Salman Rushdie.

Write about books because there will never be enough praise for certain books. Also, if you hate a book, and write about it – the process is equally cathartic.


Avni Mittal | Avni’s Bookish Paradise

I started blogging in February this year (2017). in January I started my own bookstagram account and I really enjoyed talking about books there.

Then later I found out about this platform and thought that it would be really great to share my views and opinions about the books I read with fellow bibliophiles and I’ll get to know what they think about the book too, Plus I really wanted to fangirl about ‘All the Bright Places’ at that time.

I am not a technocrat and the one thing I love the most about blogging is that you don’t have to be one to share your views with others. It is really easy and fun if you are dedicated. J.K Rowling and Sarah J. Maas are my favourite authors. Young Adult and fantasy are my favourite genres but I read everything fictional.

Whatever you do, do it with originality and don’t get disheartened in the beginning. just focus on improving yourself and do it for your own pleasure.

Sheetal | outlandish 

I started in 2010 & I loved reading and I wanted to spread words about words. 

I can share my passion enthusiastically to the whole world out there.

Nicholas Sparks | Romance & suspense

Be absolutely dedicated towards your passion if you love books. Let other also take the benefit the joy of reading.


Uma Shankari | Books.Bags.Burgers.

I started my blog back in September 2016! I started to blog because I NEEDED to talk to other book dragons about all things bookish! I don’t have many friends in real life who enjoy reading as much as I do so I sought out the blogosphere and I’m so glad to say I’ve made amazing friends from across the world through blogging 🙂

The best part about book blogging is meeting new people, making friends and having wonderful conversations! I’ve made some freaking awesome friends who have introduced me to new books and ideas!!

It’s amazing to meet someone else who feels the same about a book you love or someone who is in the same fandom as you! The fellow bloggers are the best part about book blogging.

My favorite genre is fantasy and a couple of my favorite authors are J.K.Rowling, Maggie Stiefvater and Rick Riordan.

Explore the blogosphere and connect with other bloggers. Connecting with other bloggers is as important as blogging itself! That’s how you not just spread the word about your own blog but also make wonderful new friends 🙂

Surabhi Sharma | thereviewauthor.com

November 2016 and for my love of reading. 

Sharing my love for reading and writing with fellow bloggers and readers and get honest reviews, that makes me better.

Mitch Albom and contemporary and historical fiction.

Until you fall in love with books, you remain a reader who blogs. Love books and understands the concept of book blogging. Read as much as you can of books of different genres.

Rimsha | Rimsha’s Reading World

I started blogging last year, because I wanted place to review things. But to have a professional blog has always been my dream. And I’m soon going to work on it. Which might lead to a change in my blogging platform.

It’s a best way to express yourself. You can write your heart out. Without fear.

I have struggled with this question from a long while. And it’s really hard for me to answer now as well. But my two recent favourite books were ‘Homegoing’ by Yaa Gyasi and ‘A list of Cages’ by Robin Roe. So, I will add these two with my author preference. Also, a classic writer. I would go with Charlotte Bronte , because I absolutely loved ‘ Jane Eyre ‘.

And when it comes to genre. It really depends on my mood. I can read variety from Fantasy to historical fiction. And YA Contemporary to mystery and suspense. I’m in for all. When time comes. Be yourself and do not copy others. Get inspired by them but don’t try to be them.

That’s what I have learned. And that’s what I will apply , in my coming blog platform. Stay tuned.

Naja | Blissful Life Project

On May 28th I will celebrate my first anniversary. I started blogging because I wanted to share my love for books and connect with more book lovers.

This is a very difficult question. It is really hard to pick just one thing I love about it. I think the thing that I love most about blogging is being able to speak my mind and share my opinions. I really love reading thrillers and mysteries. I don’t have a favourite author, I have a list of favourite authors so I can’t just pick one! 😀

To relax and do what they want to do with their whole heart. Do not compare to other book bloggers. You are your own person and you should stay like this. You should read what you want to read and not what everyone else is reading. If you follow your heart you can never go wrong and always remember to know your worth <3

Mahathi ramya a | Fantastic feathers 

I have started book blogging in 2006 though I couldn’t publish many reviews until 2009 as I was busy with other priorities in my life. But, I have started reading books from childhood and I love sharing my opinion on each book that I read which might help other readers to choose or not to choose a book.

I am excited to read the advanced review copies from different authors and happy that my opinion matters to them. I love receiving review copies and expressing my opinions without bias in my blog.

It’s very difficult to choose one particular author but my list of favourite authors include sir arthur conan doyle, Dan brown, Erich seagle, Indu sundareshan, sidney Sheldon etc.

Don’t be shy to express your opinion on books. Our opinion should help readers to take a decision on choosing or ignoring a book.

Vishnu Chevli | ChevusRead / FewGoodReads

We started blogging 10 months back to share our journey through books. It is two way appreciation system for us.

We review book which help authors; and our reviews will be appreciated by our follower which help us to improve review writing.

My favorite genre is fictions based on Mythology & History.

Give proper justice to author as they have given considerable amount of efforts in writing his or her book. You can dislike the book but don’t thrash about them. Be critique not haters.

Mansi Dhanraj Shetty | I was thinking…

I started book blogging in earnest only a couple of months ago.

It was more like an outlet to reflect on the book that I had just read. What I felt about it and why should anyone else read it. The interactions with fellow readers and their opinion on the book.

Mohsin Hamid & W Somerset Maugham are two of my topmost authors.

Mythology and philosophy my topmost genres. Just write what comes from your heart. You don’t need to follow a particular structure but talk about what appealed to you in the book.


Chitra Iyer | Book Vue

I started blogging 6 years back to share my passion of reading with other like minded bibliophiles.

Having been into books since childhood, I love the idea of sharing my opinions and love for reading with others and also to encourage more people to join the reading bandwagon.

Agatha Christie, Mystery/Murder/Crime.

Quality of content and consistency are key to a successful blog, along with a little patience.


I hope that this article will help to everyone who wants to start a book blog. 🙂 The tips book bloggers have provided here is from their experiences and I am sure this will definitely going to help.

I am heartily thankful to each the book bloggers who have taken their valuable time and share their views on this roundup post. 🙂 If you like this article then do like and share it!

If you have any question regarding book blogging then do not hesitate and do comment down below 🙂

Thank you for reading!

Sheetal Maurya

Sheetal Maurya is a full-time blogger. She is a die-hard bookworm and has read more books than she can count. She believes in the art of storytelling and reviews books so that the world can choose the best ones and embark on an adventurous virtual reading journey.


  • Tavleen May 23, 2017 Reply

    Thank you so much for the feature and congratulations on completing one year! It was so great to connect with you 🙂 I wish many more wonderful years to come for Halo of Books.

    • Sheetal Maurya May 23, 2017 Reply

      Thank you so much Tavleen for wishing so wonderfully <3 And thank you for responding the post invite 🙂 Glad to connect with you.

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