BBAW – What does book blogging mean to you? September 12, 2012Posted by thehypermonkey in Book talk.
Tags: BBAW, book bloggers appreciation week, books, reading
Today’s question is simple enough:
What does book blogging mean to you?
It’s the answer that gets a little complicated but it basically boils down to one thing, people connections. First and foremost, it means I get the chance to share my passion of reading with people in a hopefully meaningfully way. In this way, I always hope my reviews are helpful. I work very hard to improve them whenever I can.
In another way, I get to share my passion with other book bloggers and not only get recommendations about what to read but to also share my joys over a book or my misery. I also have a chance to nurture friendships that I otherwise wouldn’t have had the opportunity to do.
I also get a chance to connect with authors in a way I never thought possible before I started a book blog. This is something I especially love. Getting to know the minds behind the written word brings out the fangirl in me. I love helping out Indie authors as much as possible. Even though I’ve been getting away from reading Indie books, I still support them one hundred percent.
Don’t get me wrong. I love the fact that book blogging has opened me up to a world of books that I might otherwise have never known about. *cough*BlookGirl*cough* Despite the fact that my TBR list is bursting to over 500+ shiny books (I need to organize and clean it up!) the main thing that book blogging has brought to my life is the authors and the book bloggers. It means that book blogging is about more then spitting out reviews like a machine. It means that book blogging is about connecting and sharing with other people.
What do you get out of book blogs? Do you like to connect with the bloggers or are you just in it for the reviews? Leave a comment!