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Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Top Ten Tuesday: The One Where I Ask YOU Questions

Today's Top Ten Tuesday prompt has to do with questions, specifically book titles that are also inquiries.  Since only one book came readily to mind—Where Did You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple, which I want to read but haven't yet—and I wasn't really feeling the topic anyway, I decided to turn the prompt around and ask YOU some questions.  They're easy ones, don't worry!

You see, I realized the other day that on August 7, Bloggin' 'bout Books will turn 15 years old.  Can you believe that?  I really can't.  My blog is older than my youngest child!  I have loved being a part of the book blogosphere for the past decade and a half.  I'm still having fun with it, so I plan to stick around for at least a few more years.  A reflection post (and a giveaway) will be posted on August 7, but in the meantime, I'm hoping to gather some data from my readers.  Since I'm always striving to make my blog better, I'm also asking for suggestions on how to improve.  So, would you please, please, PLEASE fill out this little survey I've put together?  It would greatly help me.  Also, it will earn you an entry into the giveaway I'll announce in August.  Thank you for taking the time to help me.  I really would love your honest feedback. 

Oh, and don't forget to click on over to That Artsy Reader Girl to get all the details on Top Ten Tuesday.

P.S. I've never done a survey like this before, so let me know if you have any problems with it.

P.S.S.  If you hate surveys and/or are feeling unhelpful today, that's okay!  Here are a couple alternative questions for you:

What is the best book you've read in the last year or so?

If you're familiar with my taste in books (mystery/thriller, historical fiction, dystopian/post-apocalyptic, contemporary or historical middle grade, historical YA, etc.) or even if you're not, which author or book would you like to see me try and then review here on BBB?

Happy TTT!


  1. Happy almost blogiversary! I've been blogging for about as long (though I have moved platforms and so it's a little hard to track exact dates) and it's really fun to look at how things have changed since my early days of blogging!

    1. Things in the publishing world and the blogosphere have changed so much since then, haven't they? It's crazy. Congrats on your long-term blog!

      Thanks for stopping in, Nicole!

  2. Happy almost blogiversary!

    I filled out your survey. Hope my comments are useful.

    My post:

    1. Thanks so much, Lydia! Your comments were both sweet and helpful. I appreciate you taking the survey.

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting!

  3. The House By The Sea by Louise Douglas, I read it earlier this year and I still think about it.

    1. Oooh, I've never heard of Louise Douglas before, but her books sound like ones I would like. I'm always up for a story that features a mysterious house. Thanks so much for the rec! I added this book to my TBR. Sounds like a great read.

      Thanks for stopping by, Lucy!

  4. Wow...coming up on 15 years. That's awesome, Susan. And your survey was fun. Don't know if I was at all helpful, but there you go. :)

    1. I've found all the survey answers to be very helpful! I've gotten some great ideas so far for future posts. And people's comments have just been super sweet in general. Book blogger people = the best people!

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Lark!

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    1. Thanks, Deanna! I never really keep track of these kinds of things, so I was surprised when I saw it had been 15 years. Crazy.

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting!

  6. Wow, 15 years is amazing. I have only been blogging for 5 years. Congrats Susan.

    1. Five years is a large chunk of time, too! It takes commitment to keep a blog going that long. I'm just sad I didn't find yours sooner.

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Carla!

  7. Nice spin on the topic! I had to spin mine, too! Congrats on 15 years! You’re my inspiration!

    1. Awww, you're so sweet! And, yes, I end up spinning TTT topics quite a lot. Sometimes the prompt just doesn't speak to me. Other times, my mind totally shorts out and I can't think of anything for a list. TTT posts are supposed to be fun, so I never want to work TOO hard on them :)

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Carol!

  8. Wow, 15 years, that is amazing! Happy (early) blogoversary!

    1. Thank you so much, Lindsey! It's been a fun ride :)

      Thanks for stopping in!

  9. 15 years is simply amazing! What a commitment. Well done!

    1. Thanks! It definitely has taken commitment, although I didn't post nearly as much way back when as I do now. My blogging has evolved for sure - hopefully for the better!

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Tanya!

  10. 15 years of bloggin' 'bout books?! That's amazing.

    1. Thank you! It's hard to believe it's really been FIFTEEN years. So crazy.

      Thanks for popping in, Lectrice!

  11. Congratulations! 15 is such an incredible milestone. The commitment and passion you show is inspiring 😊

    As for books, have you read Robin Steven's series. I've just gotten started but they're MG/YA historical mysteries.

    1. Aw, thanks! Working on my blog really has been fun over the years. When it stops bringing me please, then I'll know it's time to give it up.

      I have never read any of Stevens's books, but they look super fun! I'm headed to the library today and will check if they have any of hers. Thanks for the rec!

      Thanks for stopping by, Louise!

  12. Congratulations on 15 years! I put comments in the questions I should have out here so you'd know who they were from, so a repeat: I wanted to thank you for visiting my blog even though I don't always have the spoons to return the favour. And also thank you because it meant I got to discover yours as well!

    1. My pleasure! I love visiting blogs and I don't do it just for the return visit :) I sincerely enjoy reading yours and all the others I drop in on.

      Thanks for popping in, M!

  13. I love that you have been doing this for 15 years! Congratulations!! My family blog is on year 10, November is the anniversary. I just started my book blog at the beginning of May, but did pull some of my reviews from the family blog. Here is my top ten post:

    1. Nice! I remember back when blogging became a thing, SO many of my friends had family blogs. It was fun to visit them all, but they all slowly went away after a time. It's awesome that you've kept yours up for 10 years! I'm also glad to have found your book blog. It's a good one :)

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Cindy!

  14. I remarked in your survey, yours is one of the very first book blogs I remember reading. I'm happy you are still blogging, and look forward to a bunch more years of reading your reviews.

    1. I'm so glad you find my blog way back when, Sam! It's been fun to "know" you for so long :) I feel the same way about you and your blog.

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting!

  15. 15 years is impressive! I answered the questions but didn't have any answers for the last 3. I couldn't think of anything I wanted to see less of and think you do a great job with engagment!

    1. Aww, thanks! I try to "just do me," but I know there's always room for improvement. I want readers to come back to TTT often for ALL the reasons :)

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Katherine!

  16. Wow 15 years is so amazing! My blog is turning 10 in December. 🥰

    1. Nice! I bet you've seen lots of changes in the book and blogging worlds since then. So much can change in a decade.

      Thanks for popping in, Stephanie!

  17. 15 years is so great, congratulations! I filled in the survey and look forward to seeing your blogoversary post.

    1. Thanks, Helen! You've been a wonderful supporter of BBB. I'm so glad we found each other :)

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Helen!

  18. Hmm, I answered as far as 'What can I do to improve BBB' and the bottom half of that question disappears. Is there more after that? I can't see a way to scroll down or a way to 'save' the whole thing. I can be very dense at times! I'll try to remember to fill it in on my tablet tomorrow - that's much more up to date (I'm still running XP on my PC).

    1. Huh. I'm not sure why that's happening. There is one more question after that one, but it's just a space for any additional comments, questions, or suggestions. Let me know if the survey works better on your tablet.

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Cath!

    2. Yes, as I suspected it worked fine on my tablet. 🙂

  19. Happy blogiversary. May you have many more years.

    1. Thank you so much, Marilyn! I appreciate your kind words and your support of my blog. It means a lot to me.

  20. Congrats on your anniversary! I just started mine this year.

    My favorite two books of 2021 so far have been We Are Not Free by Traci Chee and Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley. I have review of both on my blog.

    Great collection of titles!

    Here's my post:

    1. I'm so glad you started a book blog! I love finding great new ones.

      Thanks for the great recs. I just checked WE ARE NOT FREE out of the library a couple weeks ago. I haven't gotten to it yet, but I will soon. THE FIREKEEPER'S DAUGHTER is a great read, I agree. I found it eye-opening and compelling. I'll be reviewing it soon.

      Thanks for popping in, Pam!


  21. Happy blogaversary. I will have done eleven years in October. As you know, I love yours and have just filled in your survey.

    Thanks for visiting my TTT earlier.

    1. Wow, you're not very far behind me! I'd love to know what you've learned in 11 years of blogging. That's a long time.

      I always appreciate your kind words about my blog, Marianne. I'm so glad we found each other :) Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting!

  22. 15 years is a long time for sure! Wow, congratulations.

    Not all that good with surveys, but I did complete yours for you.

    Lots of love,

    Elza Reads

    1. Awww, thanks so much for filling out the survey! I know not everyone loves them, so I tried to keep it short and to the point. I've loved reading all the feedback - it's been super helpful.

      Thanks for stopping in!

  23. Congratulations on your 15 years of blogging. I will hit that mark next year.

    1. Congrats to you as well! We old-timers need to stick together :)

      Thanks for coming by!

  24. Congrats on 15 years. That is such an impressive accomplishment!

    1. Thank you! It's been a fun ride :)

      Thanks, as always, for coming by and commenting, Suzanne!

  25. HAPPY (NEARLY) 15 YEARS! That's amazing. Hope you continue to enjoy the space you've created. :)

    Appreciate you stopping by Finding Wonderland last week; thanks!


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