Monday, June 20, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Reasons I Love Book Blogging

This week's list is:

Top Ten Reasons I Love Book Blogging

1. It gives me a place to talk about all the books I love and even the ones I don't love as much. 

2. I have connected with so many awesome people, people who read as much as I do and obsess over their favs. My kind of people! It's great.

3. Since becoming a stay at home mom, blogging gives me a sense of structure, something to do everyday besides chores, because chores are super-lame. 


4. Gives me an excuse to ignore chores when I'm feeling super lazy. "Can't do laundry right now, I got a review due and need to finish this book."  It's not always true but the excuse makes me feel better about slacking when I just can't put a book down. 


5. My kids think it's cool. My oldest likes to ask how many followers I have once a week. It's usually the same number but he still asks and is obligingly impressed each time. 


6. I get introduced to so many, many awesome-sauce books that I may not have noticed or picked up without other blogger's recommendations. 


7. How cool is it the first time you get a legit comment? That moment was like super fantastic. I couldn't believe anyone actually read what I was posting let alone striking up a discussion about it. 


8. The first follower was an equally fantastic moment. Someone not only read but wanted to hear more? WHAT? Why? I'm surprised everyday that I even have 1 let alone the 221 I have today. 


9. I had no idea that people would actually send you books for free. The first email I got asking me to review a book made me so ridiculously happy and I can't even explain how I felt the day I got a random package from a major publisher with my first ARC in it. I was so excited, I called my mother because I had to tell someone! 


10. Being introduced to this entire community! Sure, this goes along with number 2 but it was important enough to be reiterated. This whole community of intelligent, well read, kind and generous people is just the best.




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13 comments:

Sidne,the BCR said...

stopping by to read your top 10

Karen said...

Great list. That firs follower meant a lot to me too.

Kayleigh said...

I agree with all 10 answers, but #7 and 8 were definitely pretty special! I think the second comment you get from a single person on a separate post is pretty great too!

1girl2manybooks said...

Oh I love the procrastination one! I often do that, put off things because I have a book to finish or a review to write but I never thought to include that in my list!

Linds said...

3,5, and 7 I'm so there with you! LOL I call it "Mom's time out time" LMAO

Tracey said...

It's great to read about your excitement about book blogging and the joy in receiving your first follower, I can totally relate! Also your excitement and enthusiasm at receiving your first book in the mail from a publisher for review, because this just happened to me! I hope to follow in your footsteps.

This is my blog, if you want to stop by: http://myfourbucks.blogspot.com/

Happy reading!

Phantom Paragrapher said...

Im defintley with you on the free books , Its like christmas every day :) Old Follower
http://thephantomparagrapher.blogspot.com/2011/06/top-ten-tuesday-reasons-i-love-book.html

Anne said...

I am a stay at home mom too and I know exactly what you mean about having some structure. It is also nice having something to do during the day that does not involve kids!

Em @ Sash & Em said...

Yes yes yes! Great list!! I definitely agree with them all!

Check out my top 10!
http://sashandem.blogspot.com/

New Follower! :-D

-Em

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Love your list and I totally agree!

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

April (BooksandWine) said...

The blogging community is SO wonderful.

Also, it's so awesome that your children find blogging cool, lol, wish my boyfriend felt the same!

:-D

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

I agree with everything you said. I especially am surprised by how many new and different books I am introduced to everyday.

couchpotatocritic said...

First comments and followers are great, aren't they? My heart skips a beat every time I get notified that I've got a comment.

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