Meme, Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Top Ten Reasons I Love Being A Book Blogger/A Bookish Person

Okay so I haven’t participated in one of these in forever and I thought I’d go ahead and jump on in with this week’s question. I don’t know that I will be able to come up with ten, but we will see.

  1. Last night I was in Wal-Mart grocery shopping, as we were passing the book section I saw this little girl who was probably 8 begging her dad to look at the books. Being a book lover myself, I get butterflies in my stomach every time I see a child wanting to read. With all the TV, video games, movies, blah blah blah, it warms my heart to see a child who wants to look at books. I love that.
  2. I love interacting with other readers on my blog and other people’s blogs. Commenting back and forth is such a wonderful experience when you’re talking about books. I love that!
  3. I love all the great books that I find out about that I might not have ever heard of otherwise through various people’s blogs. It has really expanded my reading horizons.
  4. Being a little OCD about organizing my books, I really love that there are all kinds of different books sites out there – Goodreads, Shelfari, Library Thing. I use all three sites in one form or another and love being able to organize them in different ways than I have on my shelves.
  5. PaperBackSwap. Do I really have to elaborate on this? This one site has single-handedly grown my book collection into unimaginable proportions. I can’t stay away from it. I am addicted. (Oh and I’m a member of BookMooch as well).
  6. Yahoo groups have some really great reading groups. MostlyBooks is probably my favorite. But there’s also ANovelChallenge which is the sister group to the ANovelChallenge blog.
  7. Reading Challenges. I am addicted to those as well. I try to keep my participation to as few as possible because I always feel like a failure when I don’t complete a challenge (even though, I know that that is not the case at all).
  8. I love that there are people all over the world who have various blogs and talk about their love for books. Me being in the United States I was in shock and awe when I first found out that there are people all over coming together in the book blog world to share their love for books. That’s a wonderful thing in my opinion.

Well, I think that’s it. Some of these I don’t think I really explained myself in the best way possible, but this particular post was hard for me to put words to my feelings on all these things. I love being a bookworm, it is something that I am proud of. I love that I can bring my love for books out through the posts on my blog for others all the world over to see. The book blog community is wonderful and I am so glad that I am a part of it. 🙂