Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday - Reasons Why Book Bloggers are Better than Other Bloggers

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This meme was created because they are particularly fond of lists over at The Broke and the Bookish. I'm sure they'd love to share your lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten list.
This weeks Top Ten Tuesday topic is:
Top Ten Reasons Why I Love Being a Book Blogger

- Reading is Now a Priority - I love to read. I do. Why would I be sitting here at my oversized laptop in the dark typing up post after post for you guys if I didn't. But somethings reading is a chore, especially when a book is slow, or if I just want to watch TV or stare at facebook. This blog is a constant motivation to keep reading when I want to slack, and I like having something to hold me accountable.

- I Know What I've Read - Originally I started writing reviews as part of a new years resolution in 2009 because despite the fact that I can tell my best friend what sweater she was wearing that one time we ate at applebees three years ago I often get books confused with each other. Now I have lists (oh, how I love lists) and summaries as well as my fresh opinions of each book I've read for the past two years. It's fantastic! No longer are the books on my shelf taunting me with their choruses of "You read me once but think I'm that one about that dog and that kid" (Because my books like to pretend they're children stories when they harass me).

- I Like Books and You Like Books - Surprise! I think books are pretty awesome. You might even call them the bee's knees. Or not. It's really up to you. Chances are if you're reading this you think they're pretty awesome too. According to a video I saw in my 11th grade health class that makes us friends because we have "things" in common (public school FTW). But seriously, I don't have very many bookish friends in real life. Sure, some will sit around quietly while I talk at them about Mr. Darcy or something but here in the blogging community I can have a real conversation about all things bookish. It's refreshing and helps keep me sane.

- Recommendations - Remember that part where my friends don't really read? That was really detrimental to my reading habits. Now I have a slew of blogs I read on a regular bases where I get awesome new books to put on my TBR list. These are also mostly books I probably wouldn't have come across on my own.

- Writing - Okay, I know this isn't serious writing but at least it's something. I love that I have an excuse to write something every few days. It keeps me sharp.

- Twitter - I love twitter so much. I love book bloggers on twitter even more. Every day it's like I get to read a dozen or so mini reviews, as well as get all the latest book news all from a constantly updating feed of awesome.


Sidne,the BCR said...

stopping by to read YOUR top 10. haven't tried twitter yet. but i shall.

Rachel said...

Fantastic list. Your reasons echo most of my own but I expect most of our lists will be fairly similar today.

Anonymous said...

I love Twitter just as much - it's been a really big part of me enjoying the blogging experience!

Anonymous said...

TWITTER! It has opened up my blogging world so much! I'm so with you on the twitter/book blog, even if randomly I tell people what I'm doing or watching, I get over excited with the tweeting lmao

Red said...

You're so right about these book blogs making reading a priority but not in a "this is a chore, I must do it and resent it" kind of way. Love your list.

Em @ Sash & Em said...

Yay for Twitter!! I seriously think we'd have two followers (Me & Sash) if it weren't for being able to connect with other bloggers, authors, readers, and publishers!! Great list!

Check out my top 10!

New Follower!


Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I wish someone would teach me why Twitter is so great. I haven't gotten into the Twitter world enough, perhaps.

Here's my list of Ten Reasons I Love Being a Book Blogger.

April (BooksandWine) said...

I pretty much giggled through this entire list! 'The one about that dog and the kid', oh I was that person pre blogging.

OH OH and and and Twitter. Yes, I LOVE twitter and you are fun to talk to on twitter!

And blogging really does help you be accountable for sure.

Rocking Top Ten Tuesday!

JaneGS said...

Another great list! I definitely relate to your reasons, and writing is writing...I really don't think there is serious writing and non-serious writing. Expressing your thoughts is good, creative, and energizing. End of sermon. See you on Twitter!

Yvette said...

Yes, you've described the joy of blogging very well. I agree with eveything you've said. Blogging is the best. :)

I haven't grown to love Twitter yet, but I'm getting there...!

Tipsy - tipsyreader.com said...

Oh my gosh. I love the book blogging community. I know I sometimes sounds spammy/ cheesey with my comments "great review, I'm off to go read it" but I really mean it. Heck, some blogger have gotten me to read books WAAAY out of my comfort level that I thought I would never want to read, but poof! I read it and loved it! Awesome top ten chicka!

LBC said...

I'm totally with you on the second one. Sometimes I look at book lists and honestly can't remember if I've read something. I feel like I've read it, but I'm just not sure. The blog helps with that a lot.

Here's my list