Huge congrats to the Broke and Bookish blog which is celebrating its first blogoversary! Today, in the Top Ten Tuesdays the topic is reasons why we love book blogging.
Aside from the obvious one: the books .
1, New authors and books.
I’ve found lots of new authors to try by reading other book blogs. A longer book review on a blog tells a lot more than few lines on Amazon reviews.
Lots of other book blogs are really entertaining.
3, Talking about books.
Because I usually read in English, I don’t really meet many people in real life with whom I could talk about the books I read. Even less with comics.
4, Finding other people who have somewhat similar tastes than mine.
Ever since I burned out on epic fantasy, I’ve felt like I’m a freak or not a “real” fantasy fan because I crave other types of fantasy. Lots of fantasy forums discuss only male epic fantasy authors.
5, Becoming more analytical towards the books I read.
When I write a review, I have to spell out just what I liked or didn’t like.
6, It’s okay to like “just for fun” books.
On the other hand, I’ve realized that sometimes I just like a book even if the plot doesn’t make any sense. So, I guess I’ve become even more eccentric with my reading tastes.
Like this one. Short and fun memes focusing on one thing are fun!
8, It keeps me reading.
Instead of watching some inane TV show or a favorite movie for the twentieth time or playing through Baldur’s Gate 2 for the thirtieth time.
Well, for one I didn’t make the whole ten.