Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Top Ten Reasons I Love Being A Blogger/Reader

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Top Ten Reasons I Love Being A Blogger/Reader

I'm fairly new at this. I just started this blog back in January, so, yeah...Newbie. Anyways, I'll give this week's list a go. (Not in order - just wrote them down as I thought of them.)

#10 I love being a blogger because:
Everyone is so friendly. This is a very open, welcoming community - and as someone new to it, I can really appreciate how willing to talk to a 'new kid' everyone has been.

#9 I love being a blogger because:
Throughout most of my life I have had one obsession: books. Giving me the opportunity to talk the ear off like-minded people is one of the best things ever.

#8 I love being a blogger because:
I have found so many new books thanks to other blogs - so many books that I never would have read otherwise.

#7 I love being a reader because:
The all encompassing reason is: living vicariously. I've always loved being transported to another world and time. I love the adventure that books hold.

#6 I love being a reader because:
I love books. Not just the printed words that they hold, but books themselves. I love the smell of new books; as well as the scent from dusty old books (just excuse my allergies if they start acting up). I love the feel of a book in my hands. I love the cover of books. I love the way a book, new or lovingly read, looks sitting on my shelf.

#5 I love being a reader because:
It makes me smarter. Seriously, I've learnt so many things from books. There are things I never would have known otherwise and words that I never would have been able to use. (No, I don't mean those words.)

#4 I love being a reader because:
So, you have to sit in a waiting room for five minutes? Maybe you need to pass the time as you wait for a ride? Why not grab a book. Reading makes the time fly by so much faster and it doesn't take a lot of effort to be prepared with a book.

#3 I love being a blogger because:
I'm kind of over-the-top when it comes to organizing stuff. I love being able to have a place that I can keep track of what I've read and what I thought of it. Also, very helpful in deciding what series I should continue and what book I should reread.

#2 I love being a blogger because:
I love hearing opinions on books I've read or plan to read. No one I know off the internet reads as much as I do and, honestly, they don't read many of the same types of books that I do. I love reading what others say about the books - though that usually only serves to get me more excited for the book.

#1 I love being a reader because:
I love getting to know the world and the characters that the author created. Really, when you read a really in-depth book, you learn more about the characters than you know about anyone in your life and, quite possibly, even more than you know about yourself. And the worlds...Yeah, sometimes I know more about them than I do my own as well. Seriously, as me the names of the rulers in some of my favorite fantasy books and I could talk for hours about how this person outranks this person in that regard but not in this one.

What do you love about being a blogger/reader?


  1. Thank you for your obviously heart-felt list. I like blogging because it makes me feel a little bit organized, when in reality I am not! I share your passion for books and the printed word. I am never with out a book, whether I am in my car, walking my dogs, sitting in front of a computer all day at work. In order to do that, I embrace all fomats-audio, digital, print-any means necessary to connect with a story! Have a great week! ~Megan

    1. Oh yeah, seems like I always have a book with me, too. While I do try to be organized, it doesn't seem to work very well except on my blog. I tend to like alphabetically order for everything...

      Thanks for stopping by.