Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday | Top Reasons We Love to Read & Blog

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[ Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish ]

This week’s TTT is particularly close to our hearts as it asks us to list our Top Ten reasons that we love being blogger/readers. Just so you know, we could likely list a thousand. Picture the book version of Joe Dirt explaining the ridiculousness of asking why boobs and rainbows are good. They just are. And so it is with reading and blogging. But they asked us to narrow it down to ten, so here goes.

Heather and Christie’s Top Ten Reasons We Love to Read/Blog

  • 1. It gives us a legitimate, umbrella excuse to read. We realize, reading by its nature, should require no excuse. But when you do it as zealously as we do, it’s nice to have a “hey, I had to read this book for the blog” rationale when the dishes start to pile up and the kids start running out of clean underwear.
  • 2. After doing our favorite thing in the world, reading, we get to wax poetic about it.
  • 3. (Kind of an extention of #2) Blogging lets us spread the word about good books on a mass scale. A little over a year ago, the only people Heather and I reached when we typed furiously with our thumbs about books was each other. Now we get to spread the joy of the treasures we discover with our eyes all across the world wide web. And to any unsuspecting person who asks us an open ended question like, “you know a good book to read?”
  • 4. Blogging became a venue for us to attend book festivals where we could meet and fangirl all over our favorite authors. And when I say fangirl all over……..
  • 5. Blogging helped us connected with other bloggers. Who coincidentally, are as big a bunch of hopeless, book sniffing word nerds as we are, and don’t feel compelled to call for psychiatric reinforcements when we talk about our favorite characters like real people.
  • 6. As two aspiring hopeful writers, reading has helped broaden our craft, and blogging has helped us make so many wonderful connections in the book/publishing world.
  • 7. In the blogging universe, we get to write. About books. And writing.
  • 8. Reading was an enormous part of our childhoods. It was a blissful escape into wonderful worlds that made a lasting impression that still permeates our adult lives.
  • 9. Book Boyfriends. Be they of age or not, our fictional love lives with these characters is a force to be reckoned with.
  • 10. Books are a way to be a part of something great, that is shared with us by strangers, both down the street and across the globe. Being a part of something bigger than ourselves. We take solace in the fact that we were two of thousands who ugly snot cried to the point of near dehydration while reading Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare. 

Books, you complete us. You had us at Othello. 😉

What are some of your favorite things around reading and blogging?

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