Today I’d like to talk to you about the Top Ten Things I love being a Blogger/Reader. As always Top Ten Tuesday is a feature started by The Broke and Bookish and you can check out TTT and other amazing things on their blog. These are in no particular order. 🙂
I get the chance to talk about something that I’m really passionate about. Books. I love books. All books, I could spend hours in a bookstore just looking at books and reading the summaries. I get a chance to come online and talk to like minded people about books? Score. My friends and family only put up with so much before they’re telling me to go do something else (normally go outside).
As a reader I get to escape to another world. I love to get lost in the story and characters. It’s a chance to escape from stress and all of the things that need my attention. I get to have a little bit of me time. I think that’s why I’m so drawn to science fiction and fantasy, I can really get lost in a world that’s nothing like my own.
I get introduced to books that I would normally pass up. As a blogger and reading other people’s blogs, I get recommended books all the time. I’ll find a review or a focus on a book that I had skipped or didn’t pick up and read a little more about it, and go check it out myself. I’ve found some really amazing books that way. It’s kind of neat to have a little network of people always willing to recommend something.
As a reader and blogger I’ve gotten to know some AMAZING authors. It’s really fun to get to know these people who have crafted something and were willing to share it with the world. I’ve made some great friends, and I’m looking forward to meeting more authors.
Reading opens doors. I love fiction, but I love reading non-fiction as well. I’ll go into half price books or a used book store and pick up old text books to read. It’s something I enjoy doing, and I think that people shouldn’t ever stop reading and learning. There’s so much to learn and experience in this world and to just stop because you’re out of school is sad.
. Reading makes my writing better. When I’m struggling with a writer’s block, or unable to get my words out properly, I go read a book, or a couple of chapters. Reading really helps loosen things up and shake thoughts free.
I love that my bookshelves are overflowing. I love the fact that I have bookshelves. Plural. I love that I have boxes and boxes and a stack of books to read in my closet. I love that I have two towering stacks of books in my closet to read. Because it means I will never run out of worlds to explore.
I love being the ‘reader’ in a group of friends. That way when I have someone who wants to find something new to read, I have a book to give them. Being a reader gives me the chance to talk to lots of different people about different things. Not necessarily bookish things, but in a round about way everything can connect back to a story.
I love the people I’ve met through blogging. I’ve got to make friends with amazing authors, people who are just getting into the publishing world, and getting the chance to read their stuff before anyone else. I love getting to know other bloggers (so seriously, feel free to say hi!), and sharing my love of books with those who are of like mind.
Why do you love reading so much? Tell me in the comments. 🙂 If you’ve also done a Top Ten Tuesday feel free to leave it in the comments, I’d love to see your list.