International Blogger || Tag 🍃

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 🍃 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! 🍃 



Questions

 🍃 || 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 😍



If you’re an international blogger yourself, I would love you to do the tag and know your answers!!, consider yourself tagged by me ❤️

I hope you enjoyed it, it’s fun to share a little more about ourselves sometimes and I hope you have an INCREDIBLE weekend and of course, that you enjoy your readings 😊 

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21 thoughts on “International Blogger || Tag 🍃

  1. You’re welcome! I also love being tagged in book tags. 🙂 You are the other blogger that I know who speaks Spanish! I’ve been self-studying that language since 2016 or 2017, I think, but school schedules are tight, so I stopped learning it for now.

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    1. Oh, I hope you can resume soon, I think it’s great that you’re self-studying, that’s how I learned English, as well. I think the easiest way to learn is when you really want to do it, you know?. I’ve had English in my school all my life and for some reason, never caught my attention there 😅

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      1. Yes, the more you want something, the more you will exert an effort. And it’s easy for me to learn it because most of the words in my language were borrowed from Spanish, the result of being a Spanish colony for over 300 years.

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  2. This was a really great read, Sofii! I so admire your tenacity to learn English, and then commit to reading and blogging in it as well. I have only the cursory knowledge of Spanish that I learned in High School, but beyond that I’m woefully lacking any other language skills. Did it help you to learn English to read English as well?

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    1. Oh, thank you SO much, Bentley! 😄 I also had English in my school, like my whole life, but for some reason, I could never learn there, maybe cause the teaching way wasn’t for me.
      Yes, totally. I think one of the easiest ways to learn another language is to read, for example, a book that you already know by heart or that you’ve read many times in your own language, because once you read it in another language you can actually understand better what’s happening. I also had a notebook where I wrote down all the words I didn’t know to look for later 😊

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  3. This is such a great tag! It was very interesting to see your answers 🙂
    I’m from Portugal and from a very touristy town as well. Winters are usually so quite, but now that the sun is out everyone is coming here on holidays. I actually enjoy this switch from almost “ghost” towns in the winter to streets bustling with life in the summer.

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    1. Makes me happy that you liked it, Alex! ❤️
      Oh, I totally understand what you say, it’s also that way in here, right now it’s a ghost town but I know it will be full in summer, I think it’s a refreshing turn, it feels like you’re on vacation without going away from vacations. 😅

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  4. If you are looking for places to purchase books online, I shop at Book Depository. They sell books in English and shipping is free to most (if not all) countries.

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  5. I loved reading your answers to these questions, Sofii! It’s so interesting to get this little bit of insight into how different your life as a blogger is from mine with you not being in the US and not being a native English speaker. I can bet it must be so frustrating to have to deal with the limitations you mentioned but I’m so glad you found out you can get things a little cheaper through the store you mentioned! That’s wonderful 💕🤗

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    1. I’m SO glad you’ve liked it, honey! & Thanks, you’re the sweetest ❤️
      I think it’s a very positive thing that we all share our experiences, living in different places and all that, I think it’s super rich and interesting to talk about it and get to know each other a little more 😊

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