Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday 6/21/11

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  The topics are different each week.  Be sure to stop by and check it out and join in!

This weeks topic is: Top Ten Reasons Why We Love Book Blogging!


1. I have been able to correspond with so many people that I may never had the chance to otherwise.  I have corresponded with other blogger, authors, and publishers that if it had not been for blogging, I never would have had that chance. 

2. Not many people in my real life (none that I can sit here and think immediately of), read as much as I do and they don't understand my love of reading.  Book blogging has given me the opportunity to share my love of reading with those just like me. 

3. Book blogging has expanded the types of books that I read.  Now I read more than I used to, if that is possible and I read just about any type of book.

4. I love that I can read others views and opinions on books. I may look at a book one way, but someone else down the blog road can read the same book and get something totally different out of it that I didn't think about. 

5. The book recommendations!!!!  I don't think that I would have picked up Delirium by Lauren Oliver had it not been for some of the reviews that I read.  And I am soooo glad that I did.  It's one of the best books I have read this year!

6. I get to learn or hear about books that are not yet published well ahead of time.  With things like GoodReads,  BEA, NetGalley, ALA, etc I have found some wonderful books that I am so looking forward to that are coming out.

7. I don't feel alone when I read a book.  I know that when I finish a book, I can come hear and post a review and know that I can actually have a discussion about the book with other people who love to read.

8. I get to recommend books to others!!!!

9. I can follow authors on their blogs, twitter and facebook. Before I started blogging... that was non-existent. 

10.  This is probably the main reason I love book blogging........the other bloggers!!  Book blogging has a sense of community (Anyone remember #YAsaves??)  In the real world, it doesn't seem that people stick together or stand up for one another.  In the blogging world, there are so many people that I follow and who follow me that I have no doubt would be some of my best friends in the real life simply because of their passion, dependability and their "gotcha covered" attitudes.





14 comments:

Sidne,the BCR said...

I concur!!1

Misha said...

Completely agree with all the points! Book bloggers are awesome!

Linds said...

2 and 6 I'm so totally there with you!

Phantom Paragrapher said...

http://thephantomparagrapher.blogspot.com/2011/06/top-ten-tuesday-reasons-i-love-book.html
Im a new follower and I agree on all BTW Love the Phantom of the Opera Banner going on :)

Anne said...

Great list! I do not have any friends that read as much as I do either, they think I read way too much. Blogging has been great for finding fellow readers.

bibliothec said...

I completely agree with #3! I've always been open to reading lots of different books, but blogging has expanded that even more. I absolutely love the variety of books that I read and I think it makes me a more well-rounded person.

bibliothec said...

I completely agree with #3! I've always been open to reading lots of different books, but blogging has expanded that even more. I absolutely love the variety of books that I read and I think it makes me a more well-rounded person.

Em @ Sash & Em said...

I love your list! I definitely agree with #5...I wouldn't know what to read without recommendations! :)


Check out my top 10:
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-Mary Catherine

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Yes, it's the people I meet while blogging. I agree.

Here's my list of Ten Reasons I Love Being a Book Blogger.

NaKesha said...

Great list! Mine is here ! New follower!

April (BooksandWine) said...

I love the sense of community as well. There's so many awesome bloggers out there.

Also agree about not being alone after finishing a book. I remember pre-blogging having to wait for my friends to finish, but now I can just hop online and most people I know have already read something/are eagerly anticipating the next book as much as me.

turn-the-page.net said...

Great list! I agree about the community and having people to chat to about books you love!

Amy @ Turn the Page

kaye said...

great topic today--it's nice to think about why we like to do this. I like associating with people who like books as much as I do. have a nice day. kaye-the road goes ever ever on

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

Very few people in my life read as well. I can't help but be so thankful for the book blogging experience.