Thursday, September 15, 2011

BBAW 2011: Reading Habits



Today's topic is Reading Habits:

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!
Wow which topic to choose, well the first is easy - I don't think it's changed the way I read, except I read with an eye towards the review now, but that's not enough to make a post out of.

Topic 2:  I have definitely discovered books I would have never found apart from book blogging.  When I stumbled upon the book blogging world probably 6 or 7 years ago it was mainly through author blogs and few book blogs.  Then there started to be more book blogs and I started to branch beyond the authors that I knew about (meaning the NYT bestseller lists or ones my friends told me about or ones I heard about on the Nora Roberts board).  I found Adriana Trigiani, Sue Monk Kidd, Jodi Picoult (remember this is 6 or 7 years ago).  Then a few years passed and there were more book blogs and I learned of Scott Nicholson, Bentley Little, Joshilyn Jackson, Irene Hannon, Dee Henderson, Libby Malin and many more that I have tried and loved.  Then I started my own blog, I have email chatted with authors and loved their books, read their books, talked about their books on my blog and fallen in love with their books.  Book blogging has definitely opened me up to a whole new world of books, whether through the authors that pitch to me or through the reviews that I see on other book blogs.  I have a list a mile long of books I want to read.  I still love to read other book blogs just to see what is out there because there are so many great books and authors out there and I don't want to miss any of them.  My librarians love me - I checked out 9 books yesterday and they were all recommendations of book bloggers!  Who knows when I will get a chance to read them, but I have them and they all came highly recommended by someone :)

So I guess I chose Topic 2, I have definitely discovered a lot of great books I never would have if I had not found the wonderful world of book blogging.  I thank my fellow book bloggers for starting their blogs because without them I would not have all these great recommendations of books to read, so ladies and gentlemen, please keep up the reading and the reviewing - I love hearing about great books and even so-so books intrigue me.  Thank you again for your reviews!

3 comments:

Jac said...

I love that you mention talking to authors! Pre-blogging? I would have never in a zillion years thought I'd ever "Talk" to an author... but just this week I've tweeted and emailed with several of my favorite authors! (And it doesn't get any less exciting... LOL! )

Erin said...

I find I love the vast world of potential reading the opens up when you get into blogging. There are so many diverse tastes out there that there's always something new to try, and if you want personalized recommendations for where to start, you can probably find that, too!

Kailana said...

I have definitely discovered a lot of great books thanks to blogging!

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