Behind the Blog: Letícia at Diary of an Almost-Writer

Behind the BlogToday we’re getting to know Letícia from Diary of an Almost-Writer.

Tell us a bit about yourself.

I’m Letícia, a 20 year-old Brazilian blogger. I study journalism at uni and I love to read and write. I also adore taking online courses, watching very old movies and cuddling with teddy bears.

How did you end up here in the world of book blogging?

I started my blog as a way of publishing reviews of books I read. But not only that: I had to vent my frustration for being an unpublished, unsuccessful, unread writer. I had just had problems in the publication area and I had to vent my frustration, so I started blogging to show the view of a reader who is also a writer.

What types of books do you enjoy reading?

I love classics, but I can’t deny I was surprised lately because I highly enjoyed books about science, biographies and books by new writers.

What do you bring to the world of book blogging? What’s unique about your perspective of books?

First, I’m from Brazil, a country that, unfortunately, has a minimum percentage of readers (about 10% of the population). Second, I’m also a writer, or at least someone trying to become a writer!.

Do you have any helpful hints about blogging?

I try to share a lot in social media and also visit other blogs, without being annoyed. I also blog about classic movies, but this is an established blog that counts with a lot of traffic from US and Europe.

What type of things always grab your attention in books?

Especially the plot. I can’t go through a weak plot, with fails and unexplained events. Another pet peeve, that ends with my attention, is grammar and factual mistakes.
But what grabs my attention? Without a doubt, originality!

When you go to the library (or bookstore), do you bring a list of books to get or do you browse to find your next book?

I browse to find my next book. Bookstores are haven to me.

What book trends do you hope to see more of?

Biographies of movie stars and fiction based on historical events.

What books do you constantly recommend to other people?

To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll

Any exciting blog things happening in the future?

I hope my blog grows a lot and I can advertise my future e-books in the blog!

Anything else you’d like to add?

Thanks for the opportunity, I met your blog through the Bout of Books 10.0 🙂

 

Thanks Letícia!

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