I recently got the chance to host a giveaway of the first book that I reviewed for my blog. As I posted the information, I realized that without that book, I would never have started my site. Last year, I fell into a kind of reader apathy. It would take me weeks, even months, to finish a single book. As the new year rolled in, I resolved to change my reading habits. Fortunately, the first book that I read this year was an absolute page-turner that devoured in a couple of days. With this new sense of motivation, I decided that I would read no less than one book each week. To hold myself to this challenge, I decided to start a blog where I could post reviews and chart my progress. I never dreamed it would grow the way it has, but I am very happy that I challenged myself and created a place where readers can get info. With that said, I'm curious to see what inspired others to create their blog. Whether it be that you just started on a whim or some interesting event inspired the creation, please post about you blog. Hopefully, this will serve as a reminder to everyone who reads it to remember why they blog, and inspire them to continue this exciting hobby.
It is always interesting to discover new things from readers. Thanks for commenting!
I started my blog because I wanted to keep track of how many books I've been read. So far I'm still working on my goal of 100 books read so far then, I'll just move on from there. There are so many books out there to read and I've got series that I still have to finsh. Would be interesting if I could keep it up into my old age. I might have to switch to reading books on an ereader pretty soon if I can't buy books in paper form. Which reading wasn't my favorite thing in school to do tell one day I picked up a book and started reading. I don't know, but maybe some of those books I might pick up and add them to my blog sooner or later. Book blogging helps me keep track of the book I've already read and I'm the type that doesn't really reread the same book twice. Some do but, I don't.
Wow 100 books is a hefty goal! It kind of makes my goal of 52 look unambitious. Good luck with your reading.
I had just returned from rather a bad holiday that had left me more tired and feeling more ill than before I went! I looked at my life as a full time carer and having medical issues myself and looked at things I could enjoy pain free. I have always loved reading as does my now 16 yr old daughter so we both decided to do read and review blogs. We started them in mid-August 2011 and have continued ever since. I love sharing my opionion on cover reveals as well as books, and also really love and enjoy Interviewing Authors. through blogging I have found many new friends in other bloggers and now have some brilliant friends who are Authors too.
It sounds like you've found a great way to both spread your joy of reading and bond with your daughter. Congrats!
I have always loved to write, but parenthood came upon me and I found myself writing less and less. Living with four boys is amazing, exciting, extremely funny and I decided to start a personal blog to share some of these experiences. Once I started it I was hooked!
I then, finally, got my courage up to start a book review blog and this allows me to combine my two favorite pastimes: reading and writing together. It is so much fun and it has made me see that I need to start my writing back up because I am truly happy doing it.
And then to see my sons enjoy reading and wanting to review books too really makes my heart swell with love and pride.
Good for you Ethan with your progress! Reading is so much fun, isn't it?
It really is! Despite my dyslexia, I have always loved reading and writing, so blogging has become a great way to enjoy both.
I love to read just about anything from any genre and a lot of the blogs I had followed were specific to certain genres and only recommended certain books. I started my book blog on facebook so I could recommend books to people of all genres. Please stop by
Do you find that writing about many genres has helped you to gain a wider variety of readers?
I started my blog because I had 103 books in my apartment that I had not read (in addition to the many that I had read). I recently started blogging to sort of track my progress through my collection, starting with The Fellowship of the Ring. I absolutely love the book thus far, but I am having trouble with building traffic to my site and consistently blogging (whilst keeping things about the same book interesting). I think (read: hope) that once I get through the Lord of the RIngs series it will get a little better.
I have found that by keeping a regular posting schedule, readers know when to expect new content and are more apt to visit the blog. I'm sure that as you continue to write, readers will begin to follow. Thanks for sharing!
I started mine as more of an outlet to state my thoughts on the books I read. None of my friends or family are very big readers so I needed somewhere to discuss all things bookish where I knew others were also interested.