Buying Books and Making Videos

So, I did this video because vlogging your book hauls is popular on booktube. I’m a fan of this. I don’t know why, but I love watching people go through their book hauls. I just love it when people talk about books period. So I made my own on a small haul. I’ve already recorded a second book haul video, but I’m hanging on to it for now. I, in fact, have a few videos already recorded. There’s a few reasons for this. One, they’re easy to do. Two, I tend to get stuck at work. My shifts are twelve hours long, so I usually don’t have all that much energy at the end of the day to do much but hang with the family and watch cartoons with my son.

So a little back up is a good thing.

Anyhow, this is my first book haul, where I discuss Thomas Ligotti’s Teatro Grottesco and Michael Griffin’s The Lure of Devouring Light.

Speaking of Michael Griffin, I recently read his novel Hieroglyphs of Blood and Bone and plan to review it. ┬áSo stay tuned…


BookTube Video #1

This is my first BookTube video where I talk about the BookTube newbie tag. Please check it out! If you like it, please subscribe and like. Thank you!!

Here are the questions I answered:

1.Why did you start this channel?

2.What are some fun and unique things you can bring to Booktube?

3.What are you most excited for about this new channel?

4.Why do you love reading?

5.What book or series got you into reading?

6.What questions would you ask your favourite booktubers?

7.What challenges do you think starting a booktube channel will be the hardest to overcome? 8.When did you start reading?

9.Where do you read?

10.What kind of books do you like to read?


Alright, so I’ve been thinking of starting a YouTube channel where I will review books, movies, maybe some music, all the while talking of my journey in writing while possibly passing on some things I’ve learned along the way.

The thinking part of it is done. I will do this. As to why I don’t blog but podcast and now want to video blog, I’ve no idea. I think there’s some deep rooted desire I hold for people to see and hear me. Whatever the reason, videos, when they come, will appear here. There will also be some blogs written up. I hope. As mentioned in this first blog, I suck at keeping it up. Which makes absolutely no sense to me. It’s easier to pound out a few words on any topic and hit “post”. Doing podcasts and videos, I know, take for-fucking-ever to accomplish. And yet I chose this path…

Stay tuned. We shall see what’s to come in the near future. I’ve been watching a lot of BookTube videos lately and am pretty sure this is something I can do, especially considering that I want to help promote more in weird and horrific fiction, which isn’t represented enough on YouTube in my opinion. And I have a lot of things to say.

What really motivated me to do this was an AMA I did for Urban Books about a week ago. I had a lot of fun making those short videos and answering questions. So I thought it would be fun to maybe extend that and create my own BookTube/AuthorTube channel. It should be fun. So stay tuned!