TGIF (4)


TGIF is a weekly feature hosted by Ginger over at GReads. It’s a fun way to end the week by recapping posts and answering the question of the week.

A Book Blogger is Born: What made you decide to start your very own book blog?

I have always read a lot - different things, whatever caught my interest at the time. But when I started getting into YA I found that I had no one to share my interest with. I still get weird looks from people about my reading preferences (and NO ONE knows about this blog.) THAT is why I had to seek out support online - and discovered a great big world of book bloggers! They inspired me to start my own blog so I would have a personal space to voice my opinion and to post my reviews.

My reviews are not professional quality - but they are honest and real and reflect what I think about a book. But book blogging itself has turned out to be way more time consuming than I thought it would be - I've had my own personal blog for years and it's always been a fun outlet for me. I have found that it is challenging coming up with new and interesting thoughts - or at least interesting enough that I don't run everyone off. There are so many great book blogs out there, and while I don't personally feel like I am in competition with them, I still strive to do the best that I can. Book blogging has also opened my eyes to so many great books that I would have overlooked.

What made you decide to start your book blog?

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6 comments:

  1. I had to get up a little courage to start book blogging, but I'm coming up on 3 years now, and have really enjoyed it. I like not only connecting with other readers about books, but I agree with what you said -- I've discovered a lot of great books through book blogging.

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  2. I'm very fortunate to have my teenage cousin to share my love of YA books with. We started our book blog so that we could meet others who are as obsessed with reading YA as we are.

    I love the name of of your blog. Persuasion is my all-time favorite book. New follower. :-)

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    1. You are lucky to have someone to blog with that shares your love of books. Persuasion is my favorite book also (obviously).

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  3. I think I've converted my friend fully over to my side. Which in high school said friends called the dark side because I was always reading "vampire" books. Although I had to get into a slightly heated argument--all in good fun--that I read books with things other than vampires, such as ghosts, necormancers, witches, demons, werewolves, shapeshifters...then I started to get the "ooooooookay" look and stopped! ;)

    I actually started a blog in order to post a review to win a contest, didn't win. But kept the blog. I don't have professional reviews either. I don't like reading those too much, I much prefer the carefree reviews. I try to write the reviews I would want to read and include those tidbits into them as well.

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. My reviews are not professional either! I like them that way. I hope my reviews will help others decide if they want to read a book (or not).

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  4. My reasons are quite similar to yours actually! None of my friends are that into reading and I sometimes just want to talk about books!

    - Kim (new follower)
    Friday Hop

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