Today I’m absolutely thrilled to have the very awesome Donna who blogs over at https://chocolatenwaffles.com/ answer my #TopFiveThursday pesky questions. If you haven’t already checked out Donna’s blog she reviews a wide range of books, and I love reading her reviews, her passion and love for books shines through.
Donna also shares her thoughts on her own mental health issues on her blog which can’t be easy, they are honest and written with passion, she offers hope to others in similar situations, Donna really is a very special lady and another favourite blogger of mine.
Top 5 books you read in 2016?
A Suitable Lie By Michael J Malone
The Dali Deception by Adam Maxwell
The Summer that Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel
Furiously Happy by Caitlin Moran
The Ice Twins by S. K Tremayne
Top 5 authors you think everyone should read?
Top 5 books you want to read in 2017?
Mor by Johana Gustawsson
The Cutaway by Christina Kovac
A House of Spines by Michael J. Malone
Everything But The Truth by Gillian McAllister
Maria in the Moon by Louise Beech
Amazingly three of these books are on my own “books I want to read in 2017 list” great taste Donna
Top 5 blogging tips that you would give to new bloggers?
Never lose your unique voice for stats, it is not worth it. Your personality is what makes your blog unique and what makes people come back. Let the numbers grow on their own, and just have a great time being yourself and talking about your passion.
Don’t hesitate to ask other bloggers tips or discuss issues you have with your platform or reviews, the blogging community is friendly and there will always be someone out there to help.
Remember to read for yourself. It is fun to receive books to review, but don’t let reading become a chore because you want to please publishers or post a lot to satisfy your readers. Read at your own pace.
Be kind. Everyone has an opinion, and all we want is to discuss and share the love. It is okay to disagree, but stay kind and friendly.
Never force a post or a blog-hopping session. If you don’t feel like blogging, then don’t. It’ll come back. No one is gonna come after you to accuse you of not having shared or commented on a post. We are all aware we have lives outside of the blogosphere.
Nothing too original, but things to stick by!
Top 5 book blogs you follow?
Abbie at http:// bloominbrilliantbooks.com
Kaisha at http:// thewritinggarnet.wordpress.com
And so many more!!!
Who is Donna ? That’s a very good questions, she’s not sure to have the answer to this but she can tell you she is an enthusiastic ginger with a love for books, dogs, and adding touches of Rum in every recipe she makes.
One thing is for sure, she never expected her little blog to go this far (or to still exist, for that matter.) But she made the most amazing friends and keeps getting fantastic reading experiences, meaning she has no intention to stop rambling and loitering around the blogosphere ! She is a bit of a Grammar Terror, and her heart breaks every time she sees « your » instead of « you’re ». People who say she’s shy don’t know her online, where she loves squandering hours on Twitter and Facebook, although she is not so comfortable with the latter.
Donna is open about her mental health issues and is always around if anyone needs to vent, rant, or just talk. You must have realized by now, there is a lot to say about Donna (and her weird third-person bio) and she’s hoping to get to know herself, others, and the world more, through books preferably !
Blog : https:// chocolatenwaffles.com/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ chocolatenwaffles/
Goodreads profile : https://www.goodreads.com/ chocolatenwaffles
Twitter : @choconwaffles
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
My thanks to Donna for taking the time to answer my #TopFiveThursday questions, it’s much appreciated.