Book Blogger Hop Topic for the week of February 4-10th, 2022:
Have you been listening to virtual author events (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews).
The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, I relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.
Book Blogger Hop topic Topic for the week of February 4-10, 2022:
Have you been listening to virtual author events (Submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)?
Well, that’s a deceptively simple question.
My answer is, unfortunately no, and I’ll tell you why. The main problem is, because I live in Israel, and many of the virtual tours and events take place in the US, because of the time difference, I’d have to be awake in the middle of the night to watch or listen to them. Plus, I’ve never been much of a podcast person, to be honest.
Yes, there have been some that took place only two hours behind me in the UK, but they aren’t as frequent as the ones in the US. For example, when there was one recording of a virtual event with Maggie O’Farrell just after she won the Women’s Prize for Fiction – that was fascinating.
Mind you, I did look up few virtual events in 2021 that were recorded that I’ve had the chance to listen in on and/or watch. For example, there was a recorded interview with Margaret Atwood last year, that I saw and enjoyed. But just to listen to them… not really my thing.
And, well… that’s it, really!
What about you? Did you listen to any virtual author events? If not, why? If so, which ones, and would you want to listen to more of them?
Thanks again to Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer for this blog hop, and Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews for the topic!
This post is also my 2nd entry in the 2022 Discussion Challenge, hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight!