BBAW — Readers

Today’s topic:

“Book bloggers blog because we love reading. Has book blogging changed the way you read? Have you discovered books you never would have apart from book blogging? How has book blogging affected your book acquisition habits? Have you made new connections with other readers because of book blogging? Choose any one of these topics and share your thoughts today!”

Blogging has definitely changed the way that I read. Most of the books I read before blogging are remembered in my mind as “That was good” or “That was bad” or maybe I remember one scene and that’s it. But you can’t get by on a blog saying, “Book. Good. Next.” That would be the most boring thing ever.

So now I pay a lot more attention to why I think a book is good or bad. Is it the writing? The characters? The plot? If there’s one scene that sticks out at me, how does it relate to the rest of the book? Is this book something I do or would understand better after reading another book?

And even though I’ve read more than three hundred books in the last three years, I can remember them well enough to recommend them to people now! Or if the book was that middling that I don’t remember it, I have a place to turn to to jog my memory, and these posts usually do the trick.

8 thoughts on “BBAW — Readers

  1. kaye says:

    good point–I have also found knowing I'm going to review it on my blog I watch for quotes to include and think more about what I'm reading.

  2. Geetanjali says:

    You're so right. I've just begun a book blog and I'm beginning to change the way I read already. I'm still learning to properly analyze a book, but I think I've improved a bit since I began two weeks ago.

  3. Erin says:

    Haha, maybe someone should start a blog like that! Or a Twitter feed? I can imagine it: “Hunger Games: awesome. Moving on to Twilight.” “Twilight: ok but I've discovered I hate vampires. Next up: Little Women.” And so on. Maybe? 🙂

    No, but seriously. I really remember the books I've read much better since I started blogging, too. I have a notoriously bad memory, so sometimes I need to skim a list of what I've read (which I now keep, thanks to blogging!) or browse a bookstore shelf, but as soon as I see a title or cover I've read, I can talk about it forever. So cool!

  4. Jo says:

    I totally agree with what you said about paying more attention now that I post book reviews. I didn't always think so much about why I liked a book (or didn't like it), but now, I take notes.

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