Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Top 10 Tuesdays (3): Top Ten Reasons why I love Book Blogging!

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish

This weeks topic is: Top Ten Reasons why I love Book Blogging

1-5. It feeds my addiction, daily. I'm sure every other book blogger understands this. I seriously can't recall HOW I found books to read after finishing one before I joined the blogging community. It seems like too laborious of a process to talk with people in random conversations to see if their types of books were the same as mine. Honestly, did I really just browse around the library shelves? How droll! But anyways, point being I am excited, amazed, and just a little daunted with how huge my TBR pile has grown (and keeps growing) with all of the recommendations of my fellow bloggers.

6. I've met A LOT of really nice people. Not even joking guys! People who read books are awesome period. People who share their insights into said books, blogging, random amazing music videos, etc. are even better!

7. Following along with the above, I know I'm not alone. This helps, knowing I'm not the only one who obsessively reads at every possible moment, who always has a book, maybe even two, stashed in her bag (and that bag has of course been chosen especially to be able to hold books) just in case traffic, lines, boring conversation partners force her to go back to that wonderful world that is just a page turn away. Life is great, don't get me wrong, but I have an active imagination and reading helps, and I know you all are there right with me!

8. I'm getting better at expressing myself. Does that sound a little sappy? I hope not. I just mean it in a way that I've always enjoyed writing, and maybe...maybe I will one day write my own book, but that is years, years I say!, in the future so in the interim I'll improve my 6th grade grammar and share my opinion with the rest of the blogging universe. It's important to think things through, to form an opinion, even if it's just why I liked/ didn't like a book (let's be realistic, that usually has to do with the love story/ lack thereof...just being honest).

9. Finding out more about the book world/ authors. Before blogging I cared about authors, they are the fantastic-amazing people that created my most favorite places and people after all. But I didn't really follow them, or know what they were up to, or what other great books they were writing until they came out. Now some of my favorite authors are becoming more like people and it's quite fascinating learning more about where they get their ideas from. 

It's kind of silly, stopping just short of 10...and yeah, I kind of cheated with the first few, but that's important! There are tons of other reasons why I love book blogging/ being a bookish person, but they remain in the grey area right now but are certainly a part of the driving force that keeps me coming back!



How's about the rest of you? What are you top reasons?

8 comments:

  1. #7 resonates with me too! Because for so long I was just the lone reader of my group of friends. Here I have a voice and it is listened too!

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  2. Agree. I love all the Book Bloggers I've met here. Great people!

    I'm happy I became a book blogger, too. Here's my list of Ten Reasons Why I'm Happy I Became a Book Blogger (and a Bookish Person).

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  3. Yayyy! I'm your 100th follower! :-D
    I love your list AND your rating scale!(Mustaches for the winnn!)

    New Follower!

    Check out my top 10!
    http://sashandem.blogspot.com/

    -Em

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  4. I 100% understand being able to express yourself better...same for me. I think the majority of people (as in, non bloggers, haha) have problems expressing their personality through writing...you know? The style is always formal sounding or something. As bloggers, we have the chance to practice by writing reviews.

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  5. I've met loads of lovely people too! It has been my favourite part of book blogging! I never imagined I would be communicating with people in Canada or Australia and compare all the books we love reading and talk about our reasons why. It's a bit surreal!

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  6. I'm feelin' ya on #8. I've been writing stories for a long time, but nothing forces your writing into shape quite like blogging regularly. It's awesome!

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  7. I feel like blogging helps me express myself in a different way. I know how to write academic stuff, but I didn't used to be so good at just chatting about books.

    Here's my list

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  8. It's not lame to say that you are getting better at expressing yourself! I feel like I am too! I love your list- there really are some AMAZING bloggers out there! :)

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