Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is all about why we love being a blogger and/or reader (and I’d say for most book bloggers, that’s definitely an “and”). Even combining two loves, this list was harder to put together than I thought it would be… not because of any shortage of reasons, but because they all sound the same after a while. So, here are my top
ten seven reasons I love being a book blogger.
#1 – I get to combine one passion with another.
I love reading. I love writing. What better way to combine those than to write about reading?
#2 – I get to connect with other people (from the safety of my own home).
Reading is a solitary activity… which is a good thing for me, obviously. But it’s nice to still be able to share that passion with others and connect about something we all love.
#3 – I get to have a space that’s just mine.
Connecting with Twitter or any other place on the internet is great, but it’s nice to know that this blog is like my home. I decide what it looks like. I decide what to talk about. No matter what else is going on out in the internet, I can come back here and know I’m safe.
#4 – I get to escape.
Just like my blog is my escape from the internet, books are my escape from the real world. No matter what else is happening, contentment is just a few pages away.
#5 – I get to lose myself.
Related to #4, this is more about that feeling when I stop reading. Not every book will do it, obviously, but I just love that feeling of coming out of a book and not having a clue where I am or what’s going on.
#6 – I get to experience the joy of the unexpected.
Sometimes it’s loving a book I didn’t think I would. Sometimes it’s finally having a great read after a string of mediocre ones. Sometimes it’s the serendipity of finding the right book at the right moment.
There are probably a million little things that I love about reading and blogging, all of which probably fall in one way or another into the categories above. But perhaps the greatest reason of all, and the one that covers everything I could possibly think of and anything I could possibly overlook, is this:
#7 – The possibilities are endless!
Why do you love reading/blogging?