15 Day Book Blogger Challenge – Day 9

This [fun] challenge was put together by Good Books and Good Wine.

Day 9: Why do we blog about books?

We’ll give you the story of how our blog came to be and then we’ll circle back to why we blog.

In 2011, while discussing Twilight, Sash’s coworker mentioned a series of books that she had recently read and absolutely loved. Sash was mildly interested but didn’t go out and buy the books. A few days later, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins was left on Sash’s desk and she thought “Why not?”. S stayed up all night to finish the now world famous franchise and was so eager to read the next ones that she went to the book store immediately after finishing the first book. From there, Sash had what our friend Jamie from The Perpetual Page-Turner calls “The Hunger Games hangover” – she was searching for more books to satiate her then unknown love of YA. All the while, she was texting/chatting online with Em about this “really good” book series and talked Em into reading it.

For almost an entire month, Sash was reading at the pace of about one book per day. And then it came to the point that Em had not read all of the books that Sash had and Em was reading ones that Sash hadn’t read. But if we weren’t reading the same thing, who would we talk to about these books we were reading? We do read some of the same titles, but mostly we have very different taste in books. Thus, our blog was born.

So, why do we blog about books?

We need a place to get our thoughts out on the books we read – books we love, books we don’t love, books that are just middle of the road. We need to talk to someone other than just each other about why we liked the book, what didn’t worked for us, and what we can’t wait for in the next installment. When it comes down to it, blogging is a form of self-expression and when we post, we set our thoughts free. We place them out into the world for someone else to read, and hopefully that person will come back with a comment, and then we can get a dialogue going. Reading is something that we’re passionate about and our blog gives us the ability to share that love with the world.

If you’re a blogger, tell us why you blog in the comments section below.

If you don’t blog, tell us why you love to read book blogs!

  • July 16, 2013 - 12:14 pm

    Erin @ Pursuit of Good Reads - I love how you two have partnered up for your blog! And as far as the y’alls design? Perfection! I’m obsessed!ReplyCancel

  • July 16, 2013 - 8:03 pm

    Pam@YAEscapefromReality - We just started our blog last month, and for me, I wanted to keep track of the books I’ve read, remember them a bit better, connect with other readers and to be able to discuss the books, and write helpful reviews. One thing I have noticed is that, since everyone tries to keep their reviews spoiler-free, the discussions and comments aren’t as substantive. One thing we were thinking of doing is having Spoiler Discussions meant for people who have already read the book and want to talk about the ending, how that person died, she picked so-and-so, etc. Let us know what you think!ReplyCancel

  • July 16, 2013 - 8:12 pm

    Sash and Em - Pam, We like your idea of the spoiler discussion! It’s always fun to have in-person discussions because then you don’t have to worry about those kinds of things. :)

    Erin, we’re so glad you like our design!ReplyCancel

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