Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Me + Books = Love

This week is the one year Blogoversary of The Broke and The Bookish. In honour of this day they are asking us: what are the Top Ten Reasons I Love Being A Book Blogger/A Bookish Person.

I decided to separate the lists because the reasons I love blogging are not the same as the reasons I love being a bookish (book obsessed) person. So, 1-5 are the top five reasons I enjoy being a book blogger; 6-10 are five reasons I love books (I limited myself on this one). In no particular order….

1. I love talking about books.
2. I’ve internet-met so many great people, whose blogs I frequent just because I want to know what they’re up to. (I also want to know what they’re reading.)
3. I can say whatever I want on my blog and I don’t have to worry that I’ll hurt anyone’s feelings when discussing a book (because I don’t lie about books).
4. Blogs have let me discover books I probably would never have read.
5. I hope that my blog is a good way to let other people know about fantastic books.

6. I love to escape into a book.
7. Books are pretty.
8. Books are cheaper than shoes.
9. My bookshelves make me look smart.
10. Books give me variety and I enjoy variety.

I’m sure that when I start reading other lists, I’m going to come across all sorts of reasons that apply to me, but I didn’t think of adding or they made the cutting room floor.


  1. I love that you split the list into book blogging and bookish reasons. Love your reasons, especially books are cheaper than shoes. Made me smile

  2. Hilarious. "Books are pretty." And "books are cheaper than shoes."
    Thank you!

    Here's my list of Ten Reasons I Love Being a Book Blogger.

  3. All awesome reasons, Loni!

    Myself, I like being a bookish person because of all the neat things one can discover in books. We live in a world filled with so much wonder, and books open up that wonder to us. Plus, reading makes us smarter. :D

  4. Red, Deb, I can't be serious all the time :)

    Ahab, books definitely broaden your horizons. That's on of the reasons I look for variety in what I read.

  5. I love the "Booking" section. True, books are cheaper than shoes, unless you buy them in very large quantities.

    Here's my list

  6. I do love your list.

    I too follow book blogs where my taste in books differ. I still feel we have common ground just by being book fans.

    I agree, my book shelves make me look smart :)


  7. LBC, I was thinking of shoes and books on more of an individual basis.

    Dizzy C, Thanks! Being books fans can be common ground for great friendships.