Sunday, August 4, 2013

Why I'm a Book Blogger | Day 9

Day 9 - though not exactly because I took a long break. I wasn't really looking to finish this challenge but something about that doesn't feel right. So I will trudge on! There are only six days left after all, I might as well!

The question today is why do you blog about books. Now, that's easy. I blog about books because I love reading! And blogging. I don't know if you've heard but I've had three blogs before Random Reads - all of which subsequently failed. But after finding some book blogs through Google, it made sense to me to combine two of my interests and can I say that it's worked out really well? I'll never not want to talk about the books I've read so even if I'm bored of writing up discussion posts or memes, I know I will always love reviewing books. And it's become so that I can't NOT write a review after I've finished a book. It comes naturally now and so even if I didn't like blogging any more, I think writing reviews will always remain. 

But of course I have to add this because this is so true too: the community is what keeps me going too. I love all the book bloggers I've talked to and they're all so friendly. I hear of a lot of drama in the blogosphere but honestly, I haven't seen a bit of it. And it's hard to believe sometimes because all my encounters have been so nice. I've been lucky, I guess? 

It's not just the people I love, it's reading blogs that I love too. With all the great insightful posts and competitions and giveaways and memes and EVERYTHING. 

And I guess it's because of everything I've mentioned so far that I've been blogging for as long as I have. And I hope I continue to do so for many more months. So keep up the awesomeness, blogosphere! :)


  1. I agree: the book blogging community is so awesome. Everyone is nice and friendly and welcoming and great!

    And I think it's so cool that writing reviews just comes naturally to you now. Maybe I just need more practice, but I'm definitely still one to procrastinate on writing my reviews. (I've got a few right now that I read almost a month ago, still needing reviews. Eek!)

  2. ChristineOhChrysTuesday, August 06, 2013

    The book blogging community is mostly harmonious and filled with nice people. Even the episodes of drama can be overlooked considering that it is not an often phenomenon. Like you, even I do grow tired of blogging, I will always find myself writing reviews at least on Goodreads. I do procrastinate often, so at least the pressure will be gone.

  3. I hate that feeling of being behind even though I procrastinate like a fiend when it comes to school! But anyway, I hope you catch up on your reviews! :)

  4. I'll take your word for the drama because I have yet to hear anything blow up first-hand! And I'm happy there's not much pressure with blogging for you! I mean, we all started blogging as a hobby and it would be disappointing to see it morph into a second job. Judging from the state of the world right now, I don't think we need more stress added to our lives! :)