“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.