Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Top Ten Tuesday (Feb. 18)

Top Ten Tuesday is a book blog meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Please click here to read more about it and join in :)

February 18: Top Ten/FIVE Reasons I Love Being A Blogger/Reader
I don't think I can do 10 of this today, sorry! Things just overlap and stuff!
  1. Self-expression - Just the act of reading alone, for me, puts a lot of meaning on who we are as a person. It shows certain traits in us that we couldn't have just pointed out. Getting to blog about it, no matter the range of audience, is the icing on the cake!
  2. Escape - When reality gets tough, it's nice to know a book can transport me into some world, dip my feet in someone else's shoes and experience something I wouldn't have been able to in real life. 
  3. Learning - New words, new ideas, new (second-hand?) experiences! Reading opens up a lot of possibilities.
  4. Interaction - Having a blog or any other outlet to post your thoughts about a book, opens up new relationships with people who you wouldn't have otherwise met. I'm not really good at the socializing department so being able to interact with other reviewers and authors through emails or Goodreads no matter how minuscule the interaction is is quite a deal for me already.
  5. Receiving books for free (sometimes) - Someday, when I've grown my blog into a better version of itself I'd receive books to read for free. This may seem like a pretty shallow way to think, but it's certainly one of the perks, and being able to blog about them and help create this hype and life around something you're very passionate and excited about is just a really good feeling. 


  1. Great list! I agree with all of your reasons :) just starting out too so haven't got to #5 yet but who knows, maybe one day?

    Lol, I struggled to come up with 10 too. Ended up splitting the topic myself and do 5 reasons each :D

    Witless Fool @ Obsessive Compulsive Reader

    1. Thanks for the comment! With some patience and effort, we'll get to #5 soon :D I didn't even think of splitting the topic x_x

  2. I love interaction with other blogs too. The book blogging community seems much better at communicating with fellow bloggers, unlike other blogging interests that I've experienced. Great list :-)

    1. Thanks for the comment! And you're absolutely right, it does feel a bit more relaxed compared to others. Perhaps it's because reading isn't meant to be a chore, it's supposed to be fun <3

  3. Freebies! Made my list as well. :D And yes to escaping, the best part about books without a doubt.
    Happy reading!

    My TTT

    1. Ahh, the freebies. I'm so not worth them right now but with patience, I'll be able to rave my love for the books I love. Thanks for the comment!

  4. I love this topic and seeing everyone's reasons for being a reader and blogger.
    Awesome list <3

    Here's our TTT
    Doris @ OABR

  5. Great points you make for this list. I'm sure part of the reason why I loved reading so much as a child was to experience things second-hand! I now read lots of crime fiction so I'm not sure whether it counts now ;-)