Top Ten Tuesday.


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. πŸ™‚

clouds10 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).

clouds09 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.

clouds08 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.


clouds07As 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.

clouds06 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.

clouds05. 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.

clouds04 I have made some amazing friends blogging. I’m so appreciative of you all. ❀

clouds03 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.

clouds02 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.

clouds01 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. πŸ™‚ If you’ve also done a Top Ten Tuesday feel free to leave it in the comments, I’d love to see your list.


26 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday.

  1. I agree with all of these! I love being a reader in the blogging community. I think the one that applies to me most is getting introduced to books I’d otherwise not be aware of. I think my to-read list has exploded since reading book blogs but I’m not sure that’s a bad thing. Hope you have a great week πŸ™‚

    • It was getting pretty bad when I was just reading other blogs. But now that I participate in TTT it’s gotten even worse, because I’ll start adding those recommendations too. It’s a vicious cycle. You too! Thank you for stopping by. πŸ™‚

  2. I agree with all of your points. Being a book blogger in this community is lovely. I’ve met some amazing people and read some brilliant books because of others!

    • It’s fun! I have a friend who will follow me around B&N and just pick up whatever I pick up. Or send me a text message asking to borrow whatever I’ve just finished. It’s neat exposing friends who don’t read as much to different stories. Thank you for stopping by!

  3. I love #2! I’m the reader in my group of friends too, and I didn’t ever think before how that’s a great role to have. I love recommending books to people, and I’m totally happy to be THE person they come to for a new read!

    Thanks for stopping by earlier! I’m always looking for new great blogs to follow πŸ™‚
    Lauren @ Wordy Hughes

  4. Yes! I really like the one about being the reader in a group of friends. That makes me so happy too, and I love when someone comes back to me to tell me how much they loved a book that I recommended or handed to them! πŸ™‚

    • This! And it’s great fun when they come to you just drowning in feelings and frustrations and then you can talk to them about it. It’s like bringing one more person into the reading club. Thank you for stopping by, Have a great week. πŸ™‚

  5. I love that I’ve found so many books I wouldn’t have picked up otherwise! It’s one of my favorite parts of the blogging community, and how everyone can have such different thoughts on one book. I too love that learning doesn’t have to stop just because I’m done with school! Great list!

    • It’s so much fun wading through all the recommendations and finding that next great read. I think we’ve all accepted that our TBR list is out of control. πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a great week!

  6. Ooh! Ooh! I forgot to put your #7 on my list, but I also love the author interaction! I’m on FB and Twitter and I love that when I tag authors, they often reply. I don’t remember getting this kind of author conversation when I was a teen; I love that we have these social media tools now.

  7. Oh, the bookshelves! I was actually just telling my boyfriend it was time to be on the lookout for another one, I have stacks on top of existing bookshelves and it’s starting to get out of control, haha. This is a really wonderful list, they’re all so true:)

    Here is my list of reasons I love reading & blogging, if you’d like to check them out!

    • I have my shelves double layered and stacked, and hidden stacks in my closet. It’s out of hand, and I walked out of the library yesterday with three more books. πŸ™‚ I don’t think any of us would have it any other way though.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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