Thursday, September 15, 2011

Book Blogger Appreciation Week -- Reading and Blogging

  So it's Book Blogger Appreciation Week!  For some strange reason there isn't a Hallmark card for this occasion, but greetings to one and all nonetheless.

  I've missed much of the activities earlier in the week because I had some stuff going on, but I thought I needed to write something about today's topic -- how has blogging changed your reading habits?

  I have always been a reader, but I always did it quietly.  My tastes are somewhat eclectic and all over the map, and very rarely did I ever find anyone who had read a book I was reading or had read.  When I discovered book blogs and podcasts, though, it seemed like a whole new world opened up to me, and I felt comfortable expressing my passion for books and for reading; at first just in post comments, and eventually into my own blog, and I now will easily talk about books to anyone who will stand around long enough to listen.

  Book blogs have also introduced me to books that I might not have tried on my own, and to books that I never would have heard about otherwise.  As a result, my to-read list is long and the piles of books to be read on my shelves never seem to get smaller (my name is Suzanne and I am a bookaholic).  It occurred to me that I started a feature called A Blogger Recommended last year but didn't do more than a few posts - I think I need to resurrect it to properly highlight the contributions of so many bloggers to my reading life.


  1. Oh there should totally be a card! Let's suggest that for next year.

    I love how so many "quiet" readers have found people to discuss with online. I'm definitely one of them. It never really even occurred to me that reading could be so communal, but now that I've experienced that, I wouldn't give it up for the world. I love the idea of your A Blogger Recommended series!

  2. Go ahead. Say whatever you want!

    As our blogs are reflect our personality, we all look out for different blogging tools. One should go for that wchich suits her/his blog. One should always keep the reasder in mind. Afterall, we all want readers on our blog. And comments!
    Here is my post:

    BBAW 2011: Readers

  3. I'm glad you started your blog -- and I'm glad I can know you in real life too!


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