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.

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