February 18, 2014 by Bernadette ~ The Bumbling Bookworm
Top Ten Tuesday is THE bookish meme, hosted by the wonderful ladies at The Broke and the Bookish, the book blog that hooked me on all other book blogs! I’m a sucker for bookish memes, so here we go…
Today’s topic is Top Ten Reasons I Love Being A Blogger/Reader, and this was probably the easiest topic for me yet! I know I haven’t been a blogger for long but I could go on for ages about why I love being a reader 🙂 I’ve decided to share my top five blogger loves and my top five reader loves, so here we go!
The Community: I love being part of a community of book readers who talk about how much they love books! I was a silent part of the community for about a year before I started my blog, but the camaraderie is one thing that’s struck me from the beginning. As with any community, there can be drama, but 99% of the time it’s a pretty awesome place to be 🙂
The Book Recs: As a blogger, I love being able to share my bookish recommendations. It’s a focal part of being a blogger, to review and share what you think about books. This means taking the good with the bad, and sharing what I think is both hot and not…
The Memes: No doubt about it, I love bookish memes! Hello, this IS a post for Top Ten Tuesday! I also do Super Six Sunday, and I like to follow some others out there in the book blogisphere 🙂
The Talky Talk: My closest friends and family know that there is one thing I love to do more than anything else: talk! Being a blogger gives me the opportunity to chatter away all the time Sure, it’s written down instead of spoken aloud, but it’s still a chance for me to engage in some bookish chitchat.
The Motivation: One of the things I love most about being a blogger is the motivation it gives me to read. I went through a reading slump for pretty much my entire 6 years of university and graduate study, and anything that gives me the motivation to read is a good thing in my book! I have heard some bloggers say that blogging causes them to have reading slumps because it puts pressure on them, and who knows, that may happen to me one day. But for now, I’m going to enjoy the motivation while it lasts.
The Escapism: One of the best things about being a reader is the opportunity to escape to other worlds. They don’t even have to be worlds completely different to mine, like in Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, or others belonging to the fantasy or dystopian genres. Even when I’m reading contemporary fiction, YA or otherwise, it gives me that escapism from whatever’s happening in my real life world. To me, that is one of the great joys of reading.
The Talky Talk Part 2: So I’ve already said how much I love talking above, so this should come as no surprise! I love being able to talk about books with my mum, my friends, and anyone else I know or meet who reads. Talking about books can be a conversation starter, or more often than not in my case the whole conversation 🙂 Have I mentioned how much I love to talk?
The Entertainment: This is a bit of a no-brainer but I love the entertainment factor of reading. I can spend the whole day reading and not be bored once, even when I’m reading a not-so-great book. It’s a great way to pass the time, and I never have a problem when the power goes out, unlike those who freak out that there’s nothing to do!
The Book Blogs: As a reader in the 21st century, I have been spoilt by the internet and all the wonderful book blogs out there. Not only can I read books, I can now read about reading! Book blogs have reignited my love of reading, exposing me to a whole world of books out there that I didn’t even know existed. Case in point: Anna and the French Kiss – until last year, I had NO IDEA that this book even existed! Thanks to book blogs, I have now been exposed to the magic and wonder that is Étienne St Clair. Thank you book blogs!
The Feels: Last, but certainly not least, I love all the feels that reading gives me. I think Belle sums it up pretty well for me:
How about you, what do you love about being a blogger or reader?