Carlene from Carlene Inspired
Who are you behind the screen?
I’m a 29 year old wife, dog mom, and contract specialist at a mine.
Why and when did you start blogging?
I started blogging 4 years ago when I realized that I could be sharing my reviews that I wrote for SimonTeen already. I joined Goodreads and started there and soon created my own website.
Tell us more about your blog. What can readers find on it?
My blog is predominantly about books, I share my reviews, blog tours, excerpts, cover reveals, and more. I also occasionally toss in personal life posts, most recently sharing about my wedding and taking part in Pride month. I am definitely most active on Instagram, where I share books, lifestyle stuff, and outfits.
Best things about being a book blogger?
I love the friends I’ve made through it the most, it’s so nice to know others who care about books like I do. Plus, always great to chat about a book with someone else who has read it as well.
What about the challenges?
Sometimes if you overload your schedule it can became a job to read rather than an enjoyment, I have to be careful with that.
Any bookish pet peeve?
I am not a fan of instalove!
What kind of books are you drawn to?
Oh everything, I love a good angsty romance though!
Pimp your favorite books/authors.
Jessica Hawkins, Alessandra Torre, Brittney Sahin, Staci Hart, Chanel Cleeton. I could keep going! Haha!
Share some tips/advice on book blogging.
Do it for enjoyment, to talk about and share books with like minded readers. Keep the joy in reading. Do share quotes, don’t spoil books, and only write the length of review you’re comfortable with.
Bonus quickfire questions:
Your Hogwarts house? Slytherin 🐍
Best gift you ever received? The Kindle voyager!
Pasta or noodles? Neither I have celiac! I miss pasta!
Sports: player or spectator? Spectator!
Mermaid or dragon? Mermaid! I’m manifesting that with my pink hair right now.
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