This or That? #67


This or That? #67

This week Bookmark Chronicles would like to know:

This week’s question is…..

If you could only get information about books from one of the following sources, would you choose book blogs or booktube? 

So basically would you want to read about it or watch videos? *It depends* is not an option.

After recently finding the wonderful world of Booktube, I’ve actually started to watch a few videos. I think that they are great, but one of the reasons I’ve enjoyed watching is because you can see the body language of the person. So this means you can see if they are really happy about the book or really hated it through their body language.

I will keep reading Book Blogs, because I just find them more, I can read it and make my own mind up, rather than get pulled into someones excitement or hate for a book and not read it based on that. Reading something I can imagine, or maybe even question why they wrote that bit in. Sometimes I just personally feel that it can keep some of the mystery, reading a review, rather than seeing someone’s reaction to it. It makes me want to get out and get out and get it, bad or good.

This or That? #62


This or That? #62

This week Bookmark Chronicles would like to know:

Have you ever used BookTube? If so, do you have any favorite BookTubers?

To be completely honest with you, I had never even heard of BookTube before I had come across this article. I nearly didn’t write a post, because I felt like I hadn’t look at it, so what could I possibly write about it? Then I decided I should look into and see if I would perhaps use it in the future. You learn something new every day!

First, there isn’t an actual “BookTube”website persay, as I found out. It’s best just to go to YouTube and type in BookTube into their search bar. It is pretty much videos of people/communities who instead of writing an post on a website they create videos instead. Below is a video I found of Little Book Owl, and she gives a really great explanation of BookTube…And I am pretty sure that she is Australian too =D

Would I use a BookTube? Probably not. Just because, personally, I am what is known as a ‘quick reader’. I can skim through pages reasonably quickly. So when I read a review, it’s because I want to find out more, pretty quickly. However, I think it’s a great idea. Like myself, I find sometimes reading through long critical words can make me “bored”. Sometimes seeing someone’s physical excitement for a book, or their positive body language, can get me going too.

Saying all of this though I did actually try to start reviewing books via video myself a while back, but I could never get the quality right. Or the sound would mysteriously just disappear during editing and I could never get it back. Who knows what might have happened if I hadn’t of given up!