Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday - The good stuff about Bloggin' and Readin'

This week the ladies' at The Broke and the Bookish instructions are to expound upon the top ten reasons I love being a blogger/reader.  My list will have a little of both. 


1) Being exposed to all the great blogs out there.
I guess you don't have to be a blogger to appreciate all the great book centric blogs out there but I feel so much more connected and aware of them by being somewhat apart of the community.  It's so much fun to see all the different thoughts and opinions about various books as well as all the writing and review styles.  

2) The exercise for the old noggin.

The blog forces me to exercise my writing and think a little more deeply about the books I read.  In fact doing these lists have been great exercise for the brain and forced me to reflect and think about books I haven't thought about in years.

3) The Connections 

I'm not real good at "selling" my blog but after a little over a year of blogging I have a few fellow bloggers that I enjoy reading and discussing things with.   It is definitely the most rewarding part of blogging.

4) Sharing the love for books that I don't think get enough of it.

There are a few books out there that I think everyone would be happier having read.  I love evangelizing for these books.  If even one new person discovers these books because of me, that is just awesome.  

5) Umm... Expressing Myself?

I don't know a better way of umm..expressing this but I enjoy having a place I can express my thoughts, opinions, and ideas on any topic that occurs to me that also has the possibility of starting a dialogue.  


6) The never ending discovery.

I sometimes get into this weird mood where I worry that I won't find another book to read.  But guess what?  I always do.  There are way more books than I'll ever get to which sometimes makes me sad but is truly such a treasure. 

7) The exploration and the escape.

Getting to visit places that I may never get to in real life and many that only exist in an author's imagination.  I love to get sucked into a story and swept away.  I also like meeting and getting to know all the characters. To quote the inestimable Willy Wonka, "There's no life I know to compare with pure imagination."

8) Being nosy.

I hate to admit it but I'm a little nosy.  With biographies and memoirs, I can indulge this bad habit without being annoying or socially inappropriate! 

9) Portable fun!

Especially now with the advent of the e-reader, books are an adventure you can take with you wherever you go.  How can you not love that!

10) The exercise for the old noggin.

Yes, I know I listed this one up above.  But I love all the stuff I learn by reading books and the ideas that I am exposed to.  It seemed worth list again!

That's it for me.  I can't wait to see what everybody else has on their lists!


  1. Yes, the connections definitely! I didn't even know there was a whole community of book bloggers and I never thought I'd ever be on first name basis with some authors and actually be friends with them. Great points you have here :D

    My TTT

    1. Who knew Authors are people too! A brilliant and highly imaginative people but people! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I love interacting with other bloggers. There are so many brilliant blogs out there! Great list! :-)

    1. SO many awesome blogs. In fact, I'm sometimes afraid I spend too much time surfing the blogs and picking up new books for the TBR when I should be reading! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Heehee to being nosy! That is SO TRUE! Readers can be nosy and read about things... ;-)

    Thanks for stoppin' by! Have a great week!

    1. I meant just interested in the lives and experiences of other people's lives..ahem. Or.. you know. Nosy.

  4. I agree with your whole list. Ha! Exercise for your noggin seems great - especially because I do a lot of reading on the treadmill, so I'm exercising my brain AND my body.

    1. That's some awesome multitasking! One of my favorite times to listen to audiobooks is while walking my dogs on a daily basis - it's nice to get both done at the same time.

  5. Hooray to #4! I agree with you on that. I have an upcoming post about a series that just ended that I heard nothing about. I'm excited to share the love. :)

  6. "If even one new person discovers these books because of me, that is just awesome."

    Absolutely. It's a great feeling!

    And you are one of the folks I enjoy having "conversations" with via our blogs. :-)

    1. Definitely! Thanks for being awesome! And reading a lot and very widely!