Thursday, September 15, 2011

BBAW- Readers

Today's the 4th day of Book Blogger Appreciation Week. Man, this week is just flying by already! Today's topic is readers and says:

"Book bloggers blog because we love reading. Has book blogging changed the way you read? Have you discovered books you never would have apart from book blogging? How has book blogging affected your book acquisition habits? Have you made new connections with other readers because of book blogging? Choose any one of these topics and share your thoughts today!"

Dear blogging,

Let me count the ways that you've affected my reading starting off with my reading tastes. Prior to book blogging, I was a moody reader (still am) but stuck mainly to mysteries and books that I found browsing the library shelves. And then I found book blogging which opened me to new worlds of books. I found the paranormal and urban fantasy which I love (thanks to Jackie at Literary Escapism) and I began to branch out in other areas of my reading as well. Now I have a TBR list with hundreds of books on it and and it has no signs of getting any smaller. Thanks to blogging I can find a book to fit any mood that I'm in and that is something that just makes me happy. I've found readers and bloggers with both similar and different tastes than mine and I'm the richer for it. Blogging has changed everything for me when it comes to reading and the best part is that it has helped my love of books grow even more. I will never not have a book to read and you've gotta love that :)

I'm a bit late in the game and missed posting for the topic yesterday but I thought I would share just a bit since I still think that community is so important. I keep connected through commenting and feel that it is one of the most important things to build community in the blogging world. With so many blogs out there, it isn't possible to comment on every blog, every post, every day. I have a tendency to comment on my favorite blogs regularly and I always star those posts in my reader. But I also enjoy finding posts of books that I've already read. Nothing makes me happier than talking about books with someone who has already read the same book. And this allows for me to find new blogs while building community with the blogs that I already follow. So if you've ever read a book that I've read...send me the link. I would love to see what you thought and chat with you about it. I hope everyone is having a wonderful week and enjoying the community that we are building together!

P.S.- Felt like it has been awhile since I shared a cute pic of the little ones...I'm trying to enjoy this time when they get along with each other so well because someday I'm sure it will be different :)


  1. Prior to blogging I read the same type of book-chick lit. I would read 30 to 40 books in that category til I was sick of cheeky English women and their neurotic problems! I have a tendency to do that now but to a lesser extent since I'm exposed to so many other genres of books.

  2. Blogging has vastly changed my reading habits too. It is amazing how much your TBR pile grows after you've started blogging!

  3. I am loving todays question! It's so fun to see how blogging has changed everyone's reading styles. (And I think we've all grown our TBR piles to unthinkable levels!!)

    What cute little ones! I'm in the same, trying to enjoy every moment with my three year old that I can! It goes too quickly.

  4. You're a wonderful commenter Sam--I always love receiving a note from you. :)

    And those kiddies! Sooooo cute!

  5. I love talking about books with others, too! And I love exploring all the different genres, publishers, and tastes out there. Even if I don't try them out right away, it's great to know that if I ever decide to, there are some excellent resources in the book blogging community to help me along.

  6. Excellent post, Sam! You express yourself clearly.

    Very adorable photo!!

  7. I read a lot of genres now that I never would have considered before... It's fun branching out!

  8. blogging has really expanded my reading horizon and I love that about blogging!!!

  9. awwww....nice post! Blogging has changed by reading habits too, in a good way. I am now exposed to a wider varity of books.
    The kids pic is tooo cute as usual!

  10. That is such an affordable picture! I agree on the commenting. I used to be able to do a lot of commenting but just can't seem to keep up anymore. I try to get to my faves, like yours though, as much as I can!


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