Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list is Top Ten Reasons I Love Being A Blogger/Reader. Here are my reasons for loving being a blogger/reader.
If you’ve ever looked at my blog then I appreciate you. I think Lucy from Queen of Contemporary sums up my thoughts on supporting fellow bloggers beautifully HERE.
The bookish people I’ve met-
I went to my first event last year. I’d already met Luna, as she’s been a friend for years, but I also met some lovely bloggers. I just love being around like-minded people. It didn’t matter if we all discussed books, because that’s clearly what we all adore.
Discovering new books-
My to be read pile has exploded since becoming a blogger. I’ve always had a lot of books that I want to read, but it’s insane how much I’ve added to my TBR pile since visiting other bloggers. I’m not complaining. I’m happy to find so much awesome! 😉
Expanding the genres I read-
Once upon a time, I only used to read chick-lit. My sister Beth despaired. Since blogging, I’ve definitely opened my mind to other genres. I never thought I’d like dystopian books, science-fiction or even horror. I constantly surprise myself with what I enjoy. Thank you blogging/bloggers.
This one fits in with expanding the genres I read, but I love blogger recommendations so much I thought I’d give it it’s own section. A huge majority of the books I read have been recommended to me by fellow bloggers.
I know that this isn’t always the case, but the experiences I’ve had with authors has been brilliant.
I love talking about books with fellow bloggers. I get some fantastic book recommendations. Nothing makes me smile more than a tweet from an author too.
Reading takes me into another world-
Sometimes real life gets tough and I need an excuse to forget what’s going on. Books can often take me away and sometimes that’s just what I need.
Reading distracts me on long journeys on when I’m travelling alone-
I suffer from anxiety. Rather badly. When I have a book with me, it stops me from panicking. I can take my mind off the journey or the fact I’m alone. I’m grateful for that.
Top Ten Tuesday
Last, but by no means least, I love Top Ten Tuesday. I adore going to look at other blogs and interacting with other bloggers. I also find this meme really makes me think about my reading.