Six for Sunday

#SixforSunday is hosted by Steph at A Little But a Lot. The theme for February is Share the Love and today’s prompt is Six reasons I love blogging. Where to begin? I suppose the start of my reading journey is as good as any!

  1. I re-ignited my love of reading in January 2019 after spending a ridiculous number of years allowing work to take over my life. I can honestly say it was the best thing I’ve ever done – short of getting married! I read quite contentedly in my own little zone for a few months and then decided it might be fun to review the books I loved. So began my journey into creating my blog in April 2019 which has taken up a lot of my time, but I really do love it as it gives me an outlet for my thoughts on books.
  2. This may seem a little strange as blogging is a hobby, and one which I love, but I also really enjoy the challenge and stimulation it brings with it whether that be writing reviews or picking up a book/genre I wouldn’t normally try – and loving it.
  3. I was totally oblivious to the wonderful blogging community when I first started posting. Now, I love interacting with some fantastic bloggers who share my love of middle-grade, reading their reviews, and getting book recommendations – and just general sharing the love of books!
  4. I cannot deny that since I started blogging, I’ve built up a rather impressive TBR which I love as it gives me an endless supply of books – the only issue is that I can never see myself getting to the end of it as I keep adding more books – but I’ve come to terms with that – just about! I also love getting to share these books with my class after I’ve read them and being able to talk to them about the books I’ve read.
  5. I also love that blogging has given me the opportunity to read some highly anticipated books before they are released, whether that be as e-ARCs, pre-release copies or physical Book Proofs. I always feel really privileged and grateful to get these copies – not to mention very excited!
  6. I suppose the final reason sums all these up: I love blogging because I feel it is good for me – it is my little corner of cyberspace where I can write about what I love; it allows me to take my mind off other stresses and worries; and, it gives me the chance to connect with other book lovers.

9 thoughts on “Six for Sunday

  1. I can definitely relate to these! I know I’ve said it before, but I really admire you for getting some work life balance back – it’s so hard to do in teaching, I never managed it and it really took its toll! I love how excited you always are to share the books you’ve loved with the kids in school too.

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    1. It definitely is but I’m so glad I’ve found a balance that works for me! It really did take a toll for many years – looking back, not sure how I actually coped! You should see me when I’m talking books in a whole school assembly – talking books with children is one of my favourite parts of my job!

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  2. Agree, agree, agree with this! Especially the letting work take over. I used to only read history non-fiction & educational theory in the school year and binge read Tess Gerritsen, Karin Slaughter and Terry Pratchett every summer holiday (& one year the entire published Game of thrones in 2 weeks) until one January I got pneumonia and once I was semi conscious got fed up of telly very quickly & binge read the Percy Jacksons and realised what I had been missing- it kickstarted massive change in my life that led to Littlefae, relocating, and eventually blogging!

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  3. I am so pleased that you have discovered your space in the blogging world and that it is such a positive outlet for you. I certainly have benefitted from reading your heartfelt recommendations – although you make a tremendous dent in my book buying budget 🤣🤣🤣

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