Tuesday, 18 February 2014
Top Ten Reasons I Love Being A Book Blogger
1. The amazing community. I have made so many friends through book blogging, and I love how supporting and encouraging everyone is of one another. It makes me really, really happy.
2. Challenges. I'm a big fan of book challenges, they have definitely broadened my horizons - even if I don't always reach my target!
3. Focus on reading. One of the reasons I started this blog was to make reading a priority in my life - and it has worked! I read many more books now than I had in the years before I started blogging.
4. Discovering new books. Thanks to my fellow brilliant bloggers, I am always coming across new books to read. It's dangerous for my TBR pile but it's a good problem to have.
5. Being aware of bookish news and events. I'm not as in touch as I'd like to be, but I'm much more up with the news than I used to be - again thanks primarily to the great bloggers I know!
6. Writing about books. Reviewing is a great way of to keep track of my reactions to books - and fangirl/vent when necessary!
7. Bookish social networks. Goodreads is so fun, even with all the drama (which I try to ignore these days), and talking to bookish people on Twitter is one of my favourite things.
8. Writing in my spare time. I write for a living but it's nice to have something that's all my own to create and control in my own time.
9. A fun hobby/distraction. When I started my blog, I had been in a bad headspace for about six months. The six months after that, when I was fully into my blog, updating constantly and loving it, were the best I've felt, mentally, since. It's a good way to channel my energy and avoid ruminating. I'm not sure if getting back into my blog more regularly will make me feel that good again, but I want to anyway, just for the fun of it.
10. Celebrating books and reading with like-minded people. What's not to love?