Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Reasons I Love Being A Book Blogger

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  This month marks TB&TB's one-year anniversary.  It's also the one-year blogoversary for The Muse Reviews.  Great minds, I tell ya!

The top ten reasons I love being a book blogger, in no particular order, are:

1. ARCs - Is there anything better than being one of the first to read what could become the next best seller? 

2. Education - I have a degree in English, with an emphasis on writing.  As part of my education, I had to read and analyze a lot of stories.  Blogging lets me exercise my writing and keep my analytical skills sharp. 

3. Sharing - I enjoy sharing my love of books with others.  Hopefully, they enjoy it too.

4. Broadening Horizons - One of the nice things about receiving ARCs is that they're free.  This has given me the opportunity to read books I probably wouldn't have purchased on my own.  In today's economy, I'm purchasing fewer books and only buying authors I already know and enjoy.  Blogging pushes me out of my comfort zone and I've discovered some new authors to add to my reading list.

5. Comments - Comments lead me to other blogs.  My RSS feed is getting out of control but I've found a ton of blogs I enjoy.  It's like cookies; I can't stop at a handful.

6. Recommendations - Comment love also leads to recommendations for new books/authors.  As if I needed more books.

7. Comparison - Reading other reviews of a book I just finished is always fun.  It takes me back to my writing workshops when I'd sit in a circle with other writers and compare our thoughts about the story we just read.  What did we like about the story?  Which parts work and which need improvement?

8. Nerdgasm - I'm proud to be a geek girl.  Blogging about books lets me get my geek on in a friendly and supportive environment. 

9. Creativity - I'm a writer.  Blogging allows me to exercise my creativity.  Now if only I could convince the kids to give me more time to do it!

10. Potential - I have a lot of goals for The Muse Reviews and I intend to make them happen.  Blogging is also a good resume builder, which has the potential to open doors for me on a professional level.

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  1. I totally agree with 2, 5 and 8 :) Fun list!!

    Here's mine: http://peskypiksipesternomi.blogspot.com/2011/06/top-10-reasons-why-i-love-book-blogging.html