This week’s TTT is about going back and doing a prompt you may have missed, and I decided to do Top Ten Reasons Why I Love Being a Reader/Blogger. Because I do! And I feel like I don’t talk about that enough.
REASON NUMBER ONE
I learn about books I never would have otherwise. Before I started blogging, my TBR pile was always pretty manageable. The only new books I knew about that where coming out were ones by authors I already knew. But now? My TBR pile is through the roof and as much as I complain about it sometimes I actually love it.
REASON NUMBER TWO
The book blogging community is the nicest community I have ever been apart of. I’m serious! I don’t think I’ve ever had a negative experience with another book blogger. I know there must be mean book bloggers out there, but I haven’t found any yet.
REASON NUMBER THREE
I get to talk about books with other people who genuinely love books. If I try to talk about books with my friends I can see their eyes glaze over. But with book blogging, I’m surrounded by people who love books just as much as I do and I love that! I adore all of you.
REASON NUMBER FOUR
It gives me a voice and it’s (for the most part) anxiety-free. I’m sure you know that I have social anxiety. In real life, I tend to freeze up or not contribute to conversations even if I want to, but on the internet, it feels safe.
REASON NUMBER FIVE
I would be lying if I say ARCs aren’t a perk. I don’t blog because of ARCs or for ARCs…if I never got an ARC ever again I’d still be blogging, but getting a book before the release date is pretty awesome, you have to admit.
REASON NUMBER SIX
Book. related. events. I was at YALLWest in May, which was the awesomest thing ever. And book launches and book signings are so fun because you get to talk with other book people and it’s like a giant party except not uncomfortable and in a bookstore.
REASON NUMBER SEVEN
Bragging rights. Because we read this book or that one before it became massively popular.
REASON NUMBER EIGHT
It’s a creativity booster. You can read the most fascinating book and suddenly get an idea, even if it has nothing whatsoever to do with the book itself.
REASON NUMBER NINE
You actually have some sort of contact with authors. Even if you never meet them in real life, book bloggers tend to have some sort of contact with authors, normally through social media. And I think that’s such a cool thing.
REASON NUMBER TEN
You get to explore new cultures, new lifestyles, new worlds through books. And who wouldn’t want that?