Tuesday, September 11, 2012

BBAW - Day 3 - What does book blogging mean to me?



What does book blogging mean to you?  :The day I discovered that there were book blogs out there in blogworld, I felt like a child who had found an unexpected treasure box filled with candies! I was thrilled to bits that there were all these wonderful people out there willing to share about what they had read and also ready to “listen” to your views on books.  I do not have too people around me who read as much as I do and being unable to share/discuss the books I have read does make me feel a little lost. 

Book blogging has enabled me to share what I read as well as my feelings on the books I read. It helps create an outlet for two of my favorite activities – reading and writing. I have discovered like-minded bloggers who read books similar to my tastes and thus discovered more books to read. I have also learned to expand my reading outside my normal comfort zones after reading other bloggers’ reviews for the same.   

Book blogging has helped me realize that there is so much out there to learn and so many (in number and variety) books to read and enjoy.  I discovered another magical world - the world of memes and reading challenges - these made the already loved activities of reading and writing way more enjoyable and challenging. And of course, book blogging has helped me discover a wonderful, close-knit, supportive community.  I am really lucky that I have all these super-book-bloggers who are there to help with suggestions, answers to questions and book blogger events like BBAW and Bloggiesta to enhance the experience of book blogging.

Yay to book blogging!

24 comments:

  1. You said it so well - the community is fantastic, and I'm a big fan of quite a few memes & challenges too.

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    1. thank you Tanya.. definitely yes.. and am now working to catch up on my challenges.. was super enthusiastic in the beginning of the year and have too many...

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  2. I totally agree - the book blogging community is extremely supportive and inclusive - all are welcome, no matter what your reading tastes.

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    1. Definitely.. and am glad to be part of it...

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  3. Well said, one of the things I love about book blogging is the community.

    http://www.ManOfLaBook.com

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  4. Nicely stated...all great points highlighted.

    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.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    http://silversolara.blogspot.com/2012/09/book-blogger-appreciation-week-day-3.html

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    1. thank you.. loved your post on this as well.

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  5. I love this community and wanna give it a big hug! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

    New follower here, on Pinterest and Twitter :)
    The Relentless Reader

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  6. I don't have a real life community of readers so this has been perfect for me. And I was like a kid in a candy store when I discovered the book blogging community!

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    1. kid in a candy store - yes - i agree - that description fits me too...

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  7. Very well said! I only recently began working in an office of other readers--but they don't compare to us book bloggers. :-) Book blogging has been such a great journey--taught me much and helped me branch out.

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    1. Yes, totally agree with you..book bloggers are definitely passionate about their(our) reading

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  8. Challenges are awesome, I'm so addicted to them!! And events like BBAW are just brilliant too and make me happy to be part of this community :-)

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    1. Yes, I have a challenge addiction too! Thanks for visiting..

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  9. Totally agree that it's like being a kid in a candy store! The book blogging community is the best! :)

    Alexia's Books and Such...

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    1. Yes, definitely the best..thanks for visiting

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