I am returning with my new feature...Why I love which takes place onWednesdays Today's proclamation of love is: Why I Love...Book Blogging OR Book Blogs (or both).
If you want to play along, feel free to grab the image (there is a button on the right sidebar now) and link your post in the linky. Here goes.
- When naming your link, please choose the name of your post. Mine would say "Why I Love...Book Blogs."
- Please link directly to your post and not your blog.
- Please participate :)
I'm going to go ahead and let everyone know that I'm going to come across as a bit cheesy. But the plain truth is that stumbling upon the book blogging community and other book blogs has greatly changed my life for the better. And I mean that in a everybody-please-give-me-a-hug sort of way.
Book blogs connect me to readers like me. Oh we may not read the same books but just knowing that you are a fellow reader...well it makes me go all warm and gooey inside. There are gads of YA book blogs on my Google reader even though I don't often read YA books.
Also, sometimes I think I'm crazy when I'm reading. I think...wait...did I just read that. Then I hop along to another blog and they say exactly what I'm thinking. I LOVE that. Not because I then feel validated in all things book related but I feel like I'm not alone and I'm not crazy.
In day-to-day life I am surrounded by sooooo many non-readers. AND they think I'm weird (someone said anti-social) because I read. They say things like..."Do you ever give your eyes a break" or "Why don't you relax and put that book blog." My family understands but I'm not always around them (I miss my mommy). But when I visit book blogs...all that...no problem here.
Finally, and my gushing is about to stop soon, I promise. I've been introduced to new book related things. Such as when Peep @ Attack of the Book made me curious enough to try Audiobooks. Or when peer pressure convinced me to purchase and read The Hunger Games and now I have an addiction that I'm trying not to succumb to. In April, I participated in Dewey's 24-hour marathon and had the ultimate blast. I can't wait till October to try it again. Oh and let's not forget Armchair BEA (I'm sorry that I can't remember which blog helped me with this).
I don't mind the book lust that regularly occurs when reading reviews by Bree @ Romance Around the Corner. It is because book blogs that I met my book twins Bookbelle and Jade. I mean really. I can't start naming all my friends because I'm sure to leave so many out. But book blogs are oh so special.
And why I love book blogging? Well I get to talk about what I love and I get a golden ticket into a world that has brought so much fun...I know...oh so cheesy yet oh so true. And the giveaways are kind of cool :)
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