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Q&A: Rachel at The Books Undone

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We all know there are book bloggers, but there are also BookTubers on YouTube who talk about books. Here are some of my favourites! Make sure to drop by and check their videos out.


Tell us a little about yourself.

My name is Rachel and I am a 24 year old lover and reader. I spend a lot of my time working but when I’m not, I love to spend time with my family and time with my wonderful boyfriend.


What made you start book tubing? And how long have you been book tubing?

I have always loved to read but I never really had anyone is my life to talk to about reading, one day I managed to stumble upon a booktubers channel and immediately fell in love. It was not until I actually went to a Dallas BookTubers meet-up and got to meet Whitney of Witty Novels and Regan of Peruse Project that I decided that I wanted to actually be a part of the discussion and create videos.


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Describe the equipment and software you use to film your videos.

I use a Canon Vixia HFR300 to film my videos, however, I plan to upgrade as my channel grows. I use Adobe Premire Pro CS5.5 to edit my videos.


Which video is your favourite one to film? (Reviews, book hauls, tag, etc.)

My favorite videos to film are tags! I love the thrill of reading a question and finding the perfect book to go with the question! I love filming hauls as well but tags are where my heart is.


How has book tubing changed the way you read? Do you read more from other genres you never considered before?

BookTubing has changed my reading life in a positive way. I don’t think that I would have EVER discovered all the books that I’ve discovered without it. I read much more fantasy than I did before and I have also discovered genres that I had not previously known existed, like dystopian.


Name your top 5 favourites authors.

  1. John Green
  2. David Levithan
  3. Victoria Schwab
  4. Brandon Sanderson
  5. Sarah J. Maas


Name your top 5 favourite books.

  1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  2. NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
  3. The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan
  4. The Archived by Victoria Schwab
  5. Whispers or Intensity by Dean Koontz

Do you have any tips for new BookTubers?

I think that the most important thing is to just be yourself. Sure, at first you are going to obsess about your numbers/stats but at a certain point, once you have started to gain friends, it’s important to be social. Talk to people! Be honest! Get involved! Don’t expect that your audience is just going to come to you like magic, work for it! If your genuine and show it, people will naturally find you. BookTube/reading is not about numbers, it’s about sharing your love of books with others.


Be Social

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