I love book blogging (why wouldn't I?). It's one of my soul hobbies--aside from reading--that I've only discovered about two years ago. I didn't even know what exactly a book blog was until a few months after I started writing "reviews", which formerly consisted of basically two paragraphs of THIS BOOK WAS AWESOME, READ THE BOOK. And oh god, my posts back then were horrid.
While I was blogging for fun, perhaps I only found out the answer of books + blog = book blog when I met the amazing Nova @ Out of Time during a Marissa Meyer book signing (you should totally check out Nova's blog btw). I started wandering around the community of book blogs and used Twitter immensely. Feeling a little self-conscious of my "book blog", I went "Oh crap, I have another project on my list. Start doing this thing, book blogging I mean."
I was utterly new to this whole concept of the society behind books. I thought books ended when you finished the last page, but I was entirely wrong. Books never ended. They continued even after you've stored them in your heart and set them aside in the community of book bloggers. At age 11, I barely knew how to use GoodReads back then, and don't even start on the whole blog design notion.
But in spite of my unknowledgeable 11-year-old self, I explored, the hard way. After countless hours of the long haul, I've ended up here. Here's why I love being a book blogger: