Hello and welcome to my book blogger routine! I was inspired by Sam @ Clues & Reviews and I thought it would be a good idea if we all shared our blogging routines, just like those YouTube videos I’m -secretly- addicted to. I’ve always been curious as to how other bloggers balance their daily lives with so much reading and blogging, and I wanted to share what I do. If you find this incredibly boring, you don’t need to read it at all! I know my life is boring 🤣
I decided to split this into two different routines: one for weekdays and another for weekends. Before you ask: no, I don’t have any children, so I deeply admire those bloggers with kids who’re able to read and post so much. I do work full-time, so that’s why I read more during the weekend. And yes, I wish I could spend all day reading and blogging, but unfortunately, it’s not possible. Hoping to win the lottery in the next few years 😇
I wake up at 6.45. I’m supposed to take the 7.45 train, but I always get to the station around 7.30 so I’m able to read for a few more minutes. The ride is only 20 minutes long, so I need to make the most of it.
I work 8 to 5 and I don’t get to read at all during those hours. I use my breaks to check out posts and Twitter, though. On my way back to my apartment in Barcelona, I usually travel with work colleagues so I blame them for not letting me read 😤
A couple of years ago, I used to hang out/have dinner with friends 3 or 4 days a week. Nowadays, I’m finding that my friends don’t want to hang out that much (busy lives, I guess) so I have much more time for myself. Right now, my boyfriend works until 8.30pm or sometimes at night (8pm – 8am) so I use those hours to read and watch movies (I’m a big movie geek, I watch about 5 every week).
When he comes home, we usually watch a tv show (our most recent favorite: The Handmaid’s Tale) or part of a film, or we simply read in silence (he loves to read too, but not as much as I do, of course 😉). We also go to the movie theatre at least once a week. I could never give up that.
I write reviews as soon as I finish the book and it doesn’t take me long, probably about 15-20 minutes. If I don’t write it immediately, I might not write it at all. When it comes to blog hopping, I don’t do it every day and I don’t feel guilty at all. Sometimes, I just want to sit on the couch and read or watch a film. I try to visit your blogs every other day (or once every two days) and I love to comment on other people’s post, not just share.
I usually go to bed at 11pm (sometimes before). I can’t read at all in bed, as I fall asleep immediately.
I usually wake up around 9-9.30. My boyfriend likes to sleep in (probably because he’s worked late the day before), so this is when I read the most and my favorite moment to do it. After breakfast, I simply sit on the armchair and read for two hours straight, sometimes three. This is when I manage to read books in a sitting.
I don’t have a clear routine for Saturday and Sunday afternoons & evenings because it really depends on boyfriend/family/friends plans.
So what’s your blogger routine? Remember to send me the link to your post so I can read it!