Top Ten Tuesday #1

Written By: Kellie - Jun• 21•11

My first ever Top Ten Tuesday… it’s a topic I just couldn’t resist. The Top Ten reasons I love being a book blogger.

1. I’m finally keeping on top of the genres I love. I used to be constantly months or even years behind on all but my favorite authors. Now I know what’s current, what’s trending and what’s coming up. It’s great!

2. Twitter. I avoided it like the plague before, but it was eventually pointed out to me as a great tool for promoting my blog and that got me started in the madness. Now I’m using it for everything and am finally catching onto the craze, only years and years late.

3. Digital Galley’s. I got my first Galley Grab email this month, and have been using NetGalley for a couple of months now. It’s so much fun browsing through lists of what’s coming up and picking out what looks interesting. The downside is I feel guilty when I don’t end up getting to everything I wanted to read.

4. Getting to yap to other people about the books I love. Maybe only one other person in my life loves books as much as I do (and I work at a bookstore, so that’s a little sad). I love having an unlimited community of people who love books to talk to. No matter what book it is I need to talk about, there is someone else out there who just read it and is probably blogging about it.

5. Speaking of working in a bookstore, being a book blogger helps keep me on top of my game there too and to look like I actually know what I’m talking about. I’m just waiting to be able to comment on a new release we’re putting out, being able to say “oh, I read that a few months ago, it was great”!

6. Book blogs really help you to feel more connected to the authors of your favorite books. Through interviews, blogs and tweets you know that they’re actually out there, working on their next book which becomes more than just a date on the calandar you’re waiting for but a real, growing thing just waiting to be read.

7. Writing about something I love. I’d love to write a book some day, but before blogging I couldn’t always find the time to get my writing done. Now there is more of a deadline as I try to have a steady stream of posts up. Blogging has gotten me writing, and writing about something I love.

8. The community. Talking about books aside, the people in the book community are such wonderful, kind hearted people that are just fun to talk to and read about. I didn’t really follow any blogs before this, and now I know how much I was missing out on.

9. I saw this on a few other posts… HILARIOUS!

10. Everything else. Let’s face it, there isn’t anything I don’t like about doing this.

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4 Comments

  1. Jenna says:

    OH MY GOODNESS! That video is HILARIOUS! Thanks for sharing!

    I also got hooked on Twitter thanks to book blogging. I always wanted to boycott it but now I love it! Who knew?!

    New Follower :)

  2. Jenni Elyse says:

    I love the community too. It’s so fun to meet and interact with new people. :)

  3. Laura says:

    Isn’t it strange how even those of us who work in “bookish” occupations, still don’t feel like we have a “bookish” community outside of blogging? I’m lucky to have a husband who loves reading, but I definitely got into blogging for more peeps to talk books with.

    Here’s my list

  4. I love blogging. PERIOD!!!

    Here is my Top Ten post!

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