Floozie Kenya here.
This is a bit out of the norm, but I have a Fan Girl Crush on an artist.
What art form you ask?
Well. . .she's a Goodreads Reviewer.
And when I say reviewer, I'm not talking blogger or paid professional literary reviewer.
|Baba's After Ben review|
She's just your typical book lover that post books that she loves on goodreads, nothing more, nothing less (well. . .it is more).
She's a GIF SORCERER!
|Baba's Liberating Lacey Review|
She didn't make the GIFs, but she finds the best places to get images and places them in an artistic method.
|Baba's Dark Tide Review|
|Baba's Leave Me Breathless Review|
It is just that when she does a review I freaking want to hump her and then rush out to buy the book! I've bought almost fifthteen contemporary romances due to her.
|Baba's Reaper's Property Review|
In a normal day, I chat it up with Floozie Alica and it goes like this:
me: Did you see that review from Baba?
Alicia: Stop obsessing about Baba!!
me: ( I send the link to said review)
Alicia: oooooo That is beautiful. :-)
So, finally I said f*** it, and messaged her to give me some tips on her art (so that I can steal and incorporate them on mine. Bhahahahaha!).
So here she is. . . . . .BABA
Thanks Fantasy Floozies for your message and I feel kinda flattered. You know there are no special secrets at all.
The only thing I can say is:
- Always Be Honest
- Be Passionate in Everything You Do (including writing reviews).
|Baba's Breath on Embers review|
I want to be free to express the way I feel about a book.
- I love beautiful things like classic design/furniture, vintage stuff, black & white photography, architecture, flowers, shoes, g-star fashion, bags, etc.
I have a very good eye for beautiful things and I know what I like and what does not work out for me.
|Baba's Exquisite review|
Meaning, I don't add gifs at random.
I want my reviews to look tasteful when it comes to color and style. Also, the gifs/pics should enhance my reviews, that's for sure. When I'm talking about a hot sex scene in my review then I sure won't be adding a pic that depicts a sweet kitty or flower.
|Baba's Sins and Needles review|
Unfortunately though, we are very limited here on GR since plenty of gifs and pics have been flagged lately and I have to be very careful what I'm going to post.
So, maybe that makes a difference too and if not then I don't care either.
First of all I write my reviews for myself and then I just hope that other people will appreciate them as well.
And last but not least...I love to add quotes. I'm a sucker for great quotes and it will always draw attention to the book.
I can't even remember where I find the best gifs/pics.
-All you have to do is use keywords, add the little term "tumblr" and start a search and there you go.
This is huge. I mean you'll find millions of great pics and the only thing you need is TIME. In fact, you'll need plenty of time because it's very time-consuming to search for pics/gifs.
I guess that's it.
THANKS SO MUCH BABA FOR COMING ON! I LOVE YOU (in a non-strange way).