I was recently nominated for The Addictive Blog Award by the lovely Nagina @ OhBookish. A huge thank you to Nagina for the nomination – it really brightened up an otherwise miserable day *grumble* winter weather sucks! It’s funny that Nagina nominated me for this as OhBookish is definitely a blog that I would consider myself to be ‘addicted’ to – anyone reading this should definitely swing by!
Here are the rules for the award:
- Thank the person awarding you.
- Share a little about why you blog and how the journey started.
- Paste the blog award on your page.
- Nominate 10 other bloggers you feel deserve the award.
Why I Blog:
I have always loved reading and writing but never really had a proper outlet to express myself. I signed up to Goodreads and really enjoyed being able to share my thoughts on the books that I loved. I also enjoyed the interaction with other readers. Still, I found something a little bit lacking. I decided to sign up to Booklikes which has a bit more of a blogger/tumblr feel and really enjoyed the freedom of being able to share my opinions on stuff and discuss things with other like-minded folks.
I finally decided to take the plunge and started up this WordPress blog in August 2013. I had dabbled around with LiveJournal previously but didn’t really get into it. With WordPress, something just clicked. I started off just posting my reviews and then life stuff caused me to go on a hiatus for a few months just when I was starting to gather steam.
I had a lot of really crappy things going on in my personal life but I decided to make a concentrated effort to really try to get involved with the blogging community. I have met some really amazing people through blogging and they have really helped me get through the difficult times.
I also discovered that although I started out just wanting to share my thoughts on books, I genuinely love coming up with discussion posts on all sorts of subjects. Although my blog is primarily a book blog, I like to discuss other things I enjoy too and absolutely love it when other bloggers share their thoughts too – I get so excited when I see there is a new comment!! 😀 Blogging has really opened up my world.
Blogs I Am Addicted to:
- Heir of Ravenclaw
- A Well Read Woman
- Stephanie’s Book Reviews
- Caught Read Handed
- Lipsy Lost & Found
- My Soul Called Life
- Thoughts and Afterthoughts
- Escape Inside the Pages
- GenGen’s Book Blog
- The Sleepy Book Nerd
There are so many blogs I am addicted to so it is hard to narrow the list down but you should definitely check out the above blogs – they rule!