Wednesday, September 12, 2012

BBAW Post 3: What Does Book Blogging Mean to You?

Book Blogger Appreciation Week 2012

What Does Book Blogging Mean to You?

I'm new to this whole blogging thing but so far I am loving it. I've always loved reading and I can think of times I have submersed myself in a fictional world. By blogging I feel that I have found a place where that kind of behavior is acceptable if not encouraged. 

I love that even though I finished a book, it doesn't have to be over. I can go on my blog and talk about it. I can share with the world that a book sparked some creativity and I made something inspired by the words on a page. 

I love that blogging gives me an excuse to geek out! I have enjoyed going to author/bookish events for the past three years. But not until I began blogging did I feel I had a right to proudly drive THREE hours just to get a book signed. (I've now been to events where people drive A LOT further for a signing!) Having the blog, a place to share our bookish adventures, allows me to feel much less stalkerish. :) It makes me feel like I have more of a purpose, I suppose is what I'm trying to say. Whether or not anyone else ever reads my blog, it's like I have done my duty and reported back on the event.

I also really enjoy the fact that I, in a small way, get help authors out. I really think authors are rock stars, I've had a story in head for ages now but I am just not able to write it the way it should be written. Authors possess this amazing ability to spin words in to wonderful books. And I am in awe because this is not easy thing to as I have discovered. The talent and dedication authors put into a book is just mind blowing. So if I, as a blogger, can anyway help an author, that makes me ecstatic! I love that blogging allows me to brag on behalf of long time favorites and discover new favs too. 

I know I'm a new kid on the blogging block but I plan to stick around. I may never have many followers or get box loads of ACRs or become a blogging goddess BUT I love doing what I'm doing so much right now. Just telling folks about the books I read and trying to spread my enthusiasm for what I consider literary gems. 

I think I've rambled on enough. I like books. I like blogging. I don't see me stopping reading or blogging in the foreseeable future. I am thankful to be a small part of this wonderfully awesome book blogging community. 


  1. Your enthusiasm shines through here on your blog. :-) Book blogging makes reading so much more fun, I think.

  2. Thank you so much! I think blogging makes reading a BLAST!

  3. Spreading enthusiasm is what it's all about.

  4. It is easy to be enthusiastic about great books! Thanks for coming by!

  5. Blogging is wonderful!!!

    To me blogging is all about the wonderful bloggers who make it happen.

    Stop by to see my post if you like.

    Have a fun day.

    Silver's Reviews

  6. Great post! One of the things I love about the blogosphere is discovering other people just like me, who let me know that it's totally normal to drive 3+ hours for an author appearance! So happy to discover your blog!

  7. YaY bloggers! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  8. Geeking out is one of the best things about blogging isn't it?? Yay! (I'm a new blogger too)

    The Relentless Reader