For the first time (ever!) I’m linking up with The Broke and the Bookish for their incredibly awesome meme: Top Ten Tuesday.
It’s a meme involving lists, peoples. LISTS! I love lists.
This week’s prompt is: Top Ten Reasons I Love Being A Blogger/Reader. I’m going to do 5 for each. Because I’m incredibly fair like that.
1. meeting book-obsessed people to obsess over books with!
This is probably the number one reason I LOVE being a blogger. Before I blogged, I didn’t have any book-obsessed friends. (Well, except for Mime, but she’s not counted because she’s my sister.) It is so fabulous to be on Goodreads and chat about books! Honestly, blogglings, never hesitate to talk books with me because I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT.
2. my own space to write whatever the heck i want
I love writing. It is my life. (Drama much? Well, I am a writer.) Blogging is great motivation for me to keep writing, but also to write Quality Junk. (That is probably the best way to describe my blogging I have ever thought of.)
Also, blogging is my place to huddle in GIFs and books and writing and avoid the world (I’m an extreme introvert, so sometimes the world is especially scary and I just…I just need m’blog!).
3. reason to design things
I don’t know if you’ve noticed…but I tend to design a lot of banners for my posts. Book quotes. Post labels. Just little things. I really, really enjoy it.
4. access to new books all. the. time
If I didn’t blog, I wouldn’t be an ARC reviewer. I LOVE reviewing books! I love getting books in the mail! (Although, my parents are starting to ever doubt the delivery-man will give them packages again. It’s always for me. Awesome.) I love promoting books! I love getting a bit sassy in my reviews. I love connecting with authors and fangirling over their books.
No explanation needed.
1. being knowledgable about the YA genre
I’m not trying to sound stuck-up or anything! I just love knowing something. I’ve read a lot of books (already 30 this year) and it’s nice feeling comfortably well-read in YA. I’m sure enthusiasts about skate-boarding, brain surgery, and rock studying all feel this way too. It’s nice to be knowledgable.
(Because, goodness knows, I am not knowledgable about simple things…like doing my hair. Ponytail. That’s my limit.)
2. the library
I just love my library! I do! I used to go every single Friday afternoon (though this year my schedule has changed) and I’d always have a stack of books to pick up. I love how my library buys books I request. I love how they stock marvellous books and have a free inter-library-loan system for YA and MG books.
Seriously. It. is. so. much. fun. I never used to get ecstatic over books. (Read my older reviews. I was like a cold, old soul with no life or joy.) Now I’m not afraid to get emotionally involved. If you follow me on twitter, you’ll notice my frequent updates about what book I’m in love with and ALS;SDAJFKD what I’m thinking about it.
4. living a lot of lives
When I read, I get to be anybody. I get to go anywhere. None of my current limitations (like, um, no money) affect me. For a few hours I’m someone else entirely. I love that. Reading is my escape and my adventure.
I am in so many fandoms it’s not even possible to name them all. I fangirl. I ship. I pin images. I hoard GIFs. I obsess. I fan-fiction in my head. I change my laptop backgrounds as per fandom I’m currently obsessing over. It’s the life. I love it.