Book blogging is life-changing.
Well, maybe not life-changing for everyone. But it’s definitely changed my reading life significantly, for a number of reasons.
Not all of them are good.
In fact, a lot of them include me crying over books but let’s ignore that!!!
i know a LOT of the anticipated releases.
If I wasn’t a book blogger, I would not know of any anticipated releases unless they were in the “recent” section of my library.
Like, I would probably be aware of TWO WHOLE BOOKS before their publication date, and those would probably be sequels of books that I already read.
Now I’m aware of those books publishing in 2020 and have plenty of time to cry while I wait.
There would be also a lot less suffering while I wait for the book to publish. Is there a muffled sobbing sound as I wait for Wildcard? yes.
i’ve been able to “analyze” books better while reading them.
Before I started blogging and reviewing books, I’m pretty sure that I loved every single book that I read??
But alas the Golden Age has ended and now there are one-stars and two-stars EVERYWHERE.
i’m more aware about diversity in literature.
Now, I’m actually aware of topics like representation in literature and #ownvoices and things like that.
I also try to pick up more diverse books when before, I probably would’ve just picked up the more popular (and therefore, usually white) books.
Even just being on Twitter has helped me learn soooo much, including:
- things regarding aave [x] [x]
- things regarding ableist language [x]
- how important media representation is [x]
And now I actually am aware of more books that are diverse and put in an effort to show them and boost those titles!!
i’m able to scream about my favorite books a lot more often.
I used to only scream about my books through in-real-life talking to other people or just internal screaming while curled up in a ball in my bed.
However, blogging has opened up an avenue of possibilities regarding talking about my favorite books, including actually finding people who’ve read the book, posting reviews, and/or posting tweets on Twitter!
It’s like a little outlet of emotion.
i have SO many more books on my tbr.
My TBR used to only consist of the couple of on-display titles in my library or a book that I found in the bookstore or those that were gifted to me.
However, thanks to all of those “book recommendation” posts my to-be-read shelf is actually suffocating and dying.
Seriously, I’m probably going to get to only 30% of my entire tbr shelf during my lifetime.
my reading choices are more planned instead of sporadic.
I used to just pick up the books that were available to me, like the ones at my piano teacher’s house or the ones that caught my eye at the bookstore.
However, now I actually use this contraption called Goodreads and read the synopses of books before I start them? Amazing.
Also, my reading choices have definitely changed because now I prioritize certain books to read over others- ex. the arcs that I need to read and review before a certain date.
i know more people who read and enjoy books
Wow I used to know approximately 3 people who also read young adult books and that I could also scream to, so I had to channel my love or hatred through other methods, such as:
- reading fanfiction, but since it would be young adult there would be like 3 works total
- that’s literally it there was nothing else
However, since I actually know people who also read books regularly, chances are that I can scream at them about the books!!
i write posts about being a book blogger
*you guys gasp because the fourth wall has never broke this amazingly before*
I mean, another thing that has changed about being a book blogger is that I have the experience of being a book blogger.
Amazing, right? A revelation. No one has ever figured this out. Truly legendary. A mark in history.
i have a lot more books
The number of young adult books that I own has significantly changed ever since I’ve been a book blogger.
Before I started blogging I think I had about 15-20 young adult physical books total? The majority of my reading would be from the library or from ebooks.
However, ever since I’ve started blogging, I have more digital review copies and physical review copies and I am currently drowning in all of the books I have.
I don’t have a bookshelf, so I just have piles of books haphazardly strewn around my room.
How has your reading life changed from being a book blogger? Do you drown in your books regularly? Did you used to read fanfiction when you were smol?