Thursday, 28 January 2016

5 Things I've Learnt from Book Blogging!

It's officially almost two years since I announced that I would be talking about fictional things on this blog. My introduction to my Fiction Friday posts went up on the 31st of January 2014. That's so strange to me! My blog could've gone in a completely different direction. But I'm glad it went this way, because I've learnt a lot over the past two years. Here's 5 things...
A pile of Penguin English Classic books


1. How to be a better writer!
Here's the thing; you read more, you write better. It's just a fact. And it was a fact I wilfully ignored for a long time because reading is hard but I loved writing. But making the effort to read more has paid off, and I'm so happy with what I'm putting out these days.

2. Not everyone will like the same books!
I really love a couple books that other bloggers didn't. And on the other hand, I've really disliked some books that other bloggers loved! Liking certain books, and TV shows, and art is all subjective because we apply ourselves to it and we're all different. More often than not, there's nothing wrong with how the book was written- I just don't enjoy it.

3. There's not enough time in the day for reading!
New books are coming out every day in the book world, and now I'm a little bit more aware of this- I want to read all of them! I'm kind of getting the hand of prioritising but being a mood reader means that sometimes I just have to go where my heart leads me.

4. I'm a sucker for pretty pictures of books!
9/10 of the book bloggers I follow take their own pictures of books. I know it's completely superficial but I like looking at books and I don't get the same vibe from just the cover art.

5. Book Bloggers are amazing!
I've been blogging on and off since I was 16, but I've never felt as much a part of a community, or made as many blogging friends as I have while I've been book blogging. Book bloggers are the best kind of people. You can see my favourites on my blog roll, but I've never met a book blogger that hasn't been a stand-up character.

Do you book blog? What have you learnt?

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