The very awesome April over at Good Books and Good Wine is hosting this 15 DAY CHALLENGE for book bloggers! I’ll admit that my love of blogging has wained in the last few months since learning I was pregnant, but I’m ready to get that love back (which started with reading an ENTIRE BOOK!) … I hope this helps!
Today’s question: Why do you blog about books?
I didn’t always love books. It wasn’t until I read Twilight in 2009 that I really good hooked back on books. Before that, I’d read the odd thing that grabbed my interest, but in 2009 I was HOOKED! I wanted to read more! I started slowly and started accumulating lots of books read, but it wasn’t until I picked up a book to read, got to the second or third chapter only to realize that I had read it before. That’s when I decided to start the blog — I hoped that writing reviews would help me remember the books I was reading.
Since then, I’ve written reviews and discussions and even songs about the books I love; participated in read-a-thons, read-alongs, and other events; hosted events on my blog as well as guest bloggers and guest authors; I’ve designed and redesigned the blog, getting obsessed with playing in Illustrator for my headers and buttons; and I’ve gotten involved in social media, making friends with other bloggers and chatting with authors.
So … why do I blog about books? Because I love it! Seriously, the road from 2009 until now has been pretty epic and I’m so happy with my blog and with books in general. I may have taken blogging breaks or reading breaks, but it’s always something I come back to. It’s just such a fun hobby to have!
Why do YOU blog about books?