Time for some self reflection courtesy of Tope Ten Tuesday, a weekly book meme run by The Broke and the Bookish. Without further ado here’s what I came up with:
- Connecting with other readers and writers.
- Giving myself motivation to read more books.
- Occasionally getting books for free or receiving ARC copies.
- Getting to play marry, date or dump, even though I’m not in high school anymore.
- Being followed by Meg Cabot on Twitter (this happened over the weekend and let me tell you I am disproportionately excited by it).
- The opportunity to read young adult books critically.
- Understanding the genre/category I want to write more.
- Finding out about other book blogs that I love to read almost daily now. I’m looking at you Crossed Pages, Lights All Around, L. Marie, and The Bookshelf (among others).
- The pretty pictures I get to take of my bookshelf for the header images of the blog.
- (Hopefully) improving my writing by posting several times a week. Since graduating from college one of the things I missed most was writing weekly editorials for the school paper, I’m glad to have that outlet again.
Bloggers, what are your favorite aspects of blogging? Readers, why do you read book blogs? Is there something I could be doing better?
22 thoughts on “Top Ten Reasons I Love Being a Book Blogger”
Authors on Twitter are SOOOOOO fun!! I love that they talk to their readers!! I mean Stephen King is on there.. wow! I have to agree, I haven’t really written anything since college (and I have been out for many years) so blogging allows me to get back into writing.
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Yeah. It is amazing that people can have that kind of access to the authors they love.
It’s soo cool when an author you really like follows you or even talks to you on Twitter! Being a blogger has opened up my reading preferences a lot.
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It’s funny, because my blog has kind of narrowed my reading focus to YA (which is probably a good thing since that is what I write). But I’m glad blogging has opened your preferences up.
Ooh, congrats on your famous follower! I would be completely beside myself with excitement, personally, so good job playing it cool, haha.
I’m not playing it cool at all. I immediately tweeted about it and then called my Mom screaming “Can you believe it!”
I love #4! So agree!
Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings
Oh man, Twitter gets me so excited– Laurie Halse Anderson has tweeted me TWICE and it is still the highlight of my social media life!
Oh wow. I love her! That is so cool!
How cool that you were followed by Meg Cabot! I’d be incredibly excited.
Thanks Alison! It’s fun to meet another book blogger named Alison. This blog was originally run my me and a friend of mine also named Alison. Our twitter handle was AlisonsWhoRead (very similar to yours!) Thanks for commenting.
HAHAHA I know your enthusiasm for author twitter follows! Isn’t it the greatest feeling?!
My only other experience was when Rainbow Rowell tweeted at me. Both times I thought I would burst I was so excited.
Awwww! I love your blog too!!!!
I love the blog header one! That is fun! Great list!
Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings
Thanks. I had so much fun having my bookshelf look so pretty. You have a great list yourself.
Great picks 🙂 Heehee I love #4 and completely agree 😉 My TTT.
I suppose I’ve always thought of your blog as an author blog, not a book blog. I find it perfect as is, though I am curious to hear how the GRE went and what’s become of your novel and your NANOWRIMO sequel.