Top Ten Tuesday: Reasons I Love Being A Blogger/Reader

Posted February 18, 2014 by Michael @ Knowledge Lost in Top Ten Tuesday / 23 Comments

toptentuesdayIt’s Tuesday again which means time for another round of Top Ten Tuesday; I like joining in on this meme because I have a set topic to work with. Top Ten Tuesday is a book blogger meme that is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and this week the theme is: Reasons I Love Being A Blogger/Reader. Do I really need reasons? Reading and blogging has been a big part of my life, I don’t want to imagine my life without books. I thought I would talk about five things I love about being a reader and then five reasons being a blogger is great.


  • Escapism – I don’t need to experience life as a serial killer, warrior, mad scientist, astronaut, rake or anything else. I can just read a book and watch those characters make the mistakes.
  • Books look great – One of the best things about being a reader is all those beautiful books on my shelves (I’m a hoarder collector).
  • Knowledge – The more I read, the more I learn, which leads to the realisation that there is so much more to learn.
  • Book clubs – I love being apart of a book club, nothing like getting together and talking about books.
  • My pretentious levels – I just love being pretentious and trying to read every book on the ‘1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die’ list is very pretentious.


  • Book journal – I love having a book journal, this is the main reason I started blogging and remains the most important part of my blog.
  • Bookish news – As a book blogger you often find out all the bookish news and are aware of all the great books coming out (this is also a curse).
  • Critical reading – As a book blogger, I think my critical reading skills have improved greatly.
  • Writing skills – Nothing improves your writing more than practise.
  • The community – The book blogging community is great, I love connecting with all the other book bloggers. Though where are all the male book bloggers hiding?

23 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Reasons I Love Being A Blogger/Reader

  1. I agree about writing skills. Sometimes I look back at my old blog posts and the reviews are almost embarrassing!! In the few years I’ve been blogging my reviews have become so much better. AND the bookish news!! OMG before blogging I never even knew all this stuff that goes on in the book world.


    Top Ten Tuesday

  2. Ula @ Blog of Erised

    I totally agree on writing skills and the community; blog is awesome for that. And yes on escapism, about the best thing with books ever!
    Happy reading!

    My TTT

  3. ‘Where are all the male book bloggers hiding?’ made me laugh because I wondered that too when I first started book blogging last year. Maybe there are more male booktubers? At least they seem to be easier to find.

    And I definitely agree about the critical reading. It feels like there’s a greater purpose engaging in it when you know that you’ll be blogging about the book later.

  4. Mary @ Reading & Running

    I love the escapism of reading– I totally want to get lost in a book! Also, I’m absolutely a hoarder, too. My husband has given up on trying to limit my shelf space, there are YA books in every room now!

  5. Reviews from a Bookworm

    Great picks 🙂 Escapism, the greatest thing about reading! It can get you through the toughest times as you can get totally swept up and lost in a book. That’s such an extraordinary feeling <3 My TTT

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