Many of you will know that I love talking about books and TV shows. I probably spend more time than I should curled up with a novel or short story, often instead of doing something less satisfying, such as hoovering or dusting.
Anyway, last week I decided to reopen my little Youtube channel, which I started last year. I had put it to bed since August and deleted all of the videos because of a crisis of confidence. I suddenly felt self-conscious and awkward about sharing my thoughts on video.
At the same time, I began concentrating on writing my blog instead. However, I missed making videos. The trouble is that editing videos with graphics and sounds takes ages.
My solution is to have another go, but this time without spending hours editing pieces of film. This time it will just be me sitting at my table, reviewing stuff. When I say stuff, I mean books, TV shows and films.
Here is my second attempt. My first booktube video review for 2022, follows on from last week’s movie one:
This morning I created a quick YouTube review of the new Disney movie, ‘Jungle Cruise’ which stars Emily Blunt, The Rock and Jack Whitehall.
In short, I was intrigued by this movie as it was based on a well-known Disney ride. Disney movies are always fun but lately some have lost their flavours a bit. Cruella recently impressed me and so I was hopeful with this movie too. Check out my YouTube for my thoughts on the matter.
After two months off, I am back on Youtube talking about all things book. I love books so much that I have decided to do some of the Booktube Tags which ask questions about reading habits.
It is nerve-racking making a Youtube video but I definitely find it fun too. Trying to build an audience is tricky as it is with any social media but getting to read comments underneath and chat about wonderful books is so rewarding.
My blog is my main priority at the moment but engaging with readers and writers on Booktube is an added bonus. Many have already spotted who are my favourite authors as I do come back to them regularly. However, I regularly talk about newer authors and different genres that are outside of my comfort zone.