Friday, July 13, 2012

Follow Friday (59)

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Q: What drove you to start book blogging in the first place?

Fantastic question. I don’t think I’ve really sat down and answered this one before, or if I have, it’s been a while and it was a brief response, so I’ll be a little more detailed for this.

Growing up, I was considered a bit of an oddball out of my friends BECAUSE of my love for reading and books, and unfortunately due to this, I never really had anyone to discuss them with. I love talking books, characters, plots…I love talking about my favorite authors and their upcoming releases and how they inspire my own writing…I love talking about books that disappointed me and having friendly debates. You get the idea. I don’t get this kind of satisfaction in real life with anyone around me (except most recently now that I’ve turned my BFF into a bit of a bookworm finally. Haha) and it’s always made me feel a bit lonely. I guess that’s the right way to put it.

Before last year when I started my blog, I kept this little online journal on a writing site I was a member of for some time (no longer there), and occasionally would write small book reviews there or tell people what I was reading or share in my excitement of upcoming releases, etc. It was then I’d realized that I was enjoying that. A friend recommended GR to me, and told me about the reading challenge there, I joined but rarely logged in for several months and didn’t really start my activity until after I started my blog. It was the reading challenge mostly that led me to start book blogging and the fact that I wanted a little place on the web where I could be myself and hopefully meet other like-minded people. I did absolutely no research into blogging before starting. I didn’t know a thing about memes at the time. Ha. I was just ready to get started on sharing my thoughts and talking books. I learned pretty quick though at least thanks to some warm welcomes and helpful friends. Now a year and a half later, I’m still going strong and I wouldn’t give it up. This is a wonderful community and I love it.

Happy reading and have a great weekend!



  1. So glad you are blogging now :)
    Some books are too cool to keep to yourself...

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Nice answer Pixie! I'm glad you could convert your BFF into a bookaholic! :))) None of my friends is such an avid reader either, so I totally get where you're coming from!

    Stop by my Follow Friday

  3. Really nice answer, and its so hard to keep good books to yourself. I converted my sis in law(she wasn't a reader at all).

    Happy Friday, Follower

    My FF

  4. Wonderful answer - and your blog is great :) I'm an 'old' follower btw :D

    Here's my FF post please stop by and find out why I started a book-blog.

    Have a great weekend!

  5. Thanks for stopping by - new follower (GFC & Linky).

    I originally started my blog with the intention of posting some photography and writing, but never quite seemed to do much of either. It was moving into book reviews finally got me past the procrastination hump. :)

    Bob @ Beauty in Ruins

  6. Awesome answer. Old Follower. New Linky Follower. =] Goodreads is awesome. I didn't realize that til later when I started blogging too. Also it is always great to be with like minded people. =] Thanks for sharing and visiting my My FFMichael @ The Bookshelf Review

  7. Great answer! I think it's funny how huge the blogging community is and how long it takes so many readers to see it!

  8. Haha, thanks for sharing; I totally get what you mean about not everyone being a big reader! I just found your blog and will definitely be following it from now on :) A few days ago I posted some summer reading lists on my new blog if you want to take a look:
    Thanks again!

  9. Really nice answer! I started following you!
    Here is my FF :
    Thanks (:


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