Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and is a chance for everyone to get to know fellow bloggers and share lists. I love lists. Every week is a different list.
This week is Top Ten Reasons I Love Being A Blogger/Reader.
Below are my top ten, in no particular order.
- Free BooksI'm not gonna lie, this is a huge draw for me. Why? Because I'm pretty darn poor and always have been, and the library just can't keep up with my insatiable appetite for books.
- I Love EscapingIs there anything better than escaping into a good book, just dropping yourself into another world? No, there isn't. Unless you also have a cup of tea on the go.
- Meeting Other BloggersI freaking LOVE all you guys. I love reading as many blogs as I can each day and leaving comments when I can. Interacting is my favourite part of blogging. Love-A-Thon was great this past weekend for finding even more book-obsessed friends to talk books with.
- All The PrettiesEvery day I get to look at the most gorgeous book covers and blogs and promo images. I love watching the trends in book covers change in each genre.
I love reviewing and reading the reviews others post. It's the main way I discover more awesome books to read. And I love how different people rate different books differently (isn't that confusing?) and how star ratings are different for everyone.
- Blog Tours
I love tracking the progress of book tours, I love hosting them, I love the hype that builds up and I love finding new books. I'd say 1/4 of the new books I read are found via book tours.
- Chatting Books
I can't stop talking about books. Seriously. My OH's eyes glaze over and he just stares (he's not a book fan - boo!) but my friends are pretty bookish and my mum is too. "HAVE YOU READ THIS? OMG IT'S SO GOOD" is one we often yell at each other.
- Author Events
These are just so much fun, even though I prefer to be a wallflower and don't say anything. At all. Until it gets to the end and I corner the author with my stack of books to sign
- Being Inspired
Reading inspires me to try new things - whether it's food or a new place or an alcoholic beverage, if I read it I generally want to give it a go if it sounds nice.
I review mostly on Goodreads because I'm obsessed. I'm on several times a day, up-dating on the go from my Kindle or my phone. I'm commenting, reviewing, listing, liking, chatting and just having lots of fun.