🍃 Hello my beautiful people!, I hope you’re having a great day enjoying your activities and feeling amazing. This morning I was looking for some BookTag/Tag to do, among many of the incredible ones that many of you have tagged me on, you know I love that you tag me, I really appreciate it so I’m trying to catch up with that. So, looking, I found myself with this great “International Blogger” tag and I think it’s the perfect time to do it!. I want to thank the great Aly || Alys In Bookland || for having tagged me, it would be great if you could visit her blog, it’s so incredible, I love it and I know that you’ll love it as well. I hope you like it, it consists of 8 questions that I’ll love to answer and be able to talk about with you in the comments, so without further ado, let’s start! 🍃
🍃 || Where are you from, and what is your native language or languages? || 🍃
I’m from Argentina, as many of you know, I don’t live in the capital but in a neighboring province called Entre Rios, in a super tourist city, we have beaches here where I live so there are a lot of people coming in summer, but now that it’s almost winter it’s really quiet here and I like that. My mother tongue is Spanish 😊
🍃 || In what languages do you read books? || 🍃
I read my books in English, I began many years ago to learn the language for myself and I decided to start re-reading my favorite books in English, and that’s how I started reading in this language as well as in Spanish. Even today, when 90% of my books are in English, I enjoy reading in Spanish as well, from time to time
🍃 || Are there Book Blogs, Booktubers, Bookstagrammers in your native language and if so, what is the community like? || 🍃
YES!, there are Argentinian Book Bloggers, many years ago I used to find my readings looking for books in these blogs but then I find that the world of Book Bloggers in Spanish is huge, there are mostly people from Spain, and there are a couple that I really love as well. I watch a couple of Booktubers who are born in Argentina but speak in English on their channels and I love them. And since I don’t really use Instagram for the blog I’m not sure if there are Bookstagramers, but I guess there must be too.
I’ve never been 100% involved in the Argentine community myself, maybe cause since I started I’ve always blogged in English, but on the other hand, the little that I’ve come to know as a reader is very warm and of great participation which is great, I think that in general people who love books love them with the same passion all over the world, right?
🍃 || If there is a Blogging Community in your native language, why did you decide to join the international one? || 🍃
Well, I talk a little about this in my 3.000 followers post, 💕 where I tell you a little about myself and my story with the blog, but basically I always liked English language, I’ve always seen movies, series and listened to music in this language so for me it made a lot of sense and it felt very natural to start my blog in English. The idea of meeting more people around the world was really exciting as well. And on the other hand, I also thought it would be an incredible way to learn more, growing and improving with the language.
🍃 || Are there any struggles or challenges for you as a non-native English speaker? || 🍃
I think the biggest obstacles for international bloggers is, in fact, living far from a place where events happen, managing another type of currency makes it more expensive to get books in physical format, not having access to libraries and/or libraries, and all the mess with ARCs, and publishers, and the list could go on. But all these are impediments for living in another country that’s not, for example, US, you know? Not so much because English is my native language or not. I hope you understand what I mean, basically, the problems come from the place where you live physically and not from the fact that English is not your native language. Or that’s my super personal thoughts, maybe there are those who have had other types of problems or not, and I respect that.
🍃 || How do you get hold of English books? || 🍃
I buy a lot in Booky honestly and I also have many books in electronic formats, since they’re very cheap, besides I’ve never been of those people who only read in a physical format, in fact, although it’s great to read the book physically, I spend a great time reading e-books as well.
And recently, I discovered something super EXCITING, so I have to tell you. I was taking a walk and I went through a bookstore, I think there are only 2 in my city, and I asked for a certain book, I wanted to know if it had already arrived in Spanish, the girl who was there told me that if I didn’t want to wait she could order it in English just for me and I was like “WHAT?!!”, is even a little cheaper than buying online, so I’m super excited, that girl doesn’t know what she’s gotten into, 😅 but I love her and I’m excited to order something soon 💕
🍃 || What is the best thing about being part of the international community? || 🍃
I think that having met so many wonderful people, is the best thing, being able to share our love for reading is something unique and magical, and I honestly would like to continue doing it for a thousand years, I think it’s great and I really enjoy chatting with you, and checking your blogs out. Sometimes I find myself feeling super proud of people that I know very little but that I really admire, because their blogs grow up or because they suddenly become Booktubers and all that makes me SO happy. It’s a community full of love and support ❤️
🍃 || Do you follow or watch other international Booktube channels or Blogs? || 🍃
Yes, of course!!, in fact, I think most of the blogs that I follow are internationals and I love supporting them, sharing and enjoying their contents. Also as I mentioned above, I follow a couple of International Booktubers, that I adore 😍