Book blogger hop: the fun side of blogging

book-blogger-hop-finalThis week, I’m once again joining in with Billy at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer‘s book blogger hop, where they post a question which you and other bloggers answer, hopping from blog to blog to see people’s answers. This week, the question is…


What is the most fun part/aspect of being a book blogger?    

So despite the fact that I have to admit that these last few weeks finding time to be a blogger has been hard, it is something I really look forward to doing and think about for more hours a day than I probably should.  Why?  Because it’s FUN…and I wouldn’t do it if it wasn’t.  There are lots of things about it I find fun, and which I could put down here but time is short so here is my top three…

1. Meeting other bloggers, even if only virtually.  I have met some really nice people and found book bloggers to be such a thoughtful, supportive group.  Whilst I do talk about books with family and friends and am in a book club, it never seems enough. Being able to engage with people who love books as much as I do every day is the best.

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2. Continually adding to my to read list.  I know a lot of people find their TBRs overwhelming and I know I have little if any chance of ever reading all the books that are on mine but I don’t worry much about that.  I just know that it’s rare I can’t think of or find a book I don’t want to read nowadays, which makes me happy when I look on my bookshelves or wander round the library.

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3. Free books, because who wouldn’t love that if they love books? When I first started, I didn’t request any ARCs at all, then I requested too many, now I feel (like goldilocks) my request level is “just right” and I have a nice stack of books I can’t wait to read and which I’m fairly confident for the most part I will enjoy because I have gone for authors I know/love or books I have seen recommended.  It might not be daring but it works for me.

What about you?  What makes blogging fun for you?

Emma x

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25 comments
  1. I have not ever requested ARCs before, but i totally relate to the first two! *o*

    1. I didn’t for a long time but there were too many good books I was reading reviews of so I took the plunge and glad I did!

  2. I agree with all 3 of your reasons to love blogging. Good job!!

    1. There are many more I’m sure but these are the first that came to my mind.

  3. Great answers!! I also love meeting other bloggers. This Hop has done wonders for that! 🙂

    1. Thank you. Yes, hops and linkys definitely help build those bonds.

  4. Yes to all! I can definitely agree with all of these and in the same order!

    1. Great minds think alike 😀

  5. All of the above! Plus I get to write and express my creative side. I love that.

    1. Yes, creativity is good too…I wish I had more time for that side.

  6. I’m with you Emma! My fav has to be the social aspects of blogging. I adore my blogger friends! Starting with you 🙂 I love visiting your blog, and chatting about books 🙂

    1. Thank you. It’s strange how you can make friends across the web but it does seem to happen 😍

  7. All of your reasons are the ones that keep me blogging…PLUS, I love designing and redesigning my blog. It is like redecorating the house, without having to buy anything. LOL (and I’m really a wannabe decorator).

    Like you, my request levels for ARCs are now just right, too. Thanks for sharing.

    1. I wish I was better at designing my blog. I need to find the time to learn the tricks to do what I want.

  8. All excellent reasons!

    1. Thank you!

  9. I totally agree with all three, Happy blog hopping and have a great weekend. Here is my Blog Hop answer

    http://katisbookaholicramblingreviews.blogspot.com/2017/05/book-blogger-hop-42_26.html#more

    1. Great minds think alike. Will head over to check your response.

  10. I was just thinking today when having yet another attempt to decide which books to take on holiday – my favourite occupation, how lucky I am that I know that I have a great stack of books and if I’m ever stuck unlike before I started blogging I know where to find some great suggestions – for me this is the best part of blogging.

    1. It is great isn’t it? I never feel stuck for a book!

  11. Great points!!

    I love it because of the bloggers….totally agree that book bloggers are the nicest folks.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

    Happy Hopping!!

    Elizabeth
    Silver’s Reviews
    My Blog Hop Answer

    1. Thank you…and they really are (supportive and helpful) 😀

  12. Free books/ARC’s and a never-ending TBR-list are certainly a lot of fun (plus the book blogging community of course). 😀

    1. Couldn’t agree more 😀

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