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.