Why I love to blog:
I love blogging because it's pretty much the only way I can express myself about books without my friends yelling at me to snap back to reality when they realize I'm not talking about "real" people anymore. I blog so not only I can enjoy books and reading and recommending, but so other people can enjoy it too. Other people can read my reviews and agree (or disagree) on what I say. They can laugh when I mention a funny moment, or sniffle when I mention a sad one. They can remember a book they read a long time ago, provoke a memory they didn't remember. Reading is all about emotions and words. So is writing. I want people to be able to express their opinions on books I review and beyond, either in the comments or on their own blog.
Since I'm still new in the blog-o-sphere, I haven't made much friends yet. But that's because I'm horrible at consistency and forget to comment all the time. But I did have an amazing friend called Julie (http://bloggers-heart-books.blogspot.com/) who helped me a lot with this. She made me get off my lazy butt and stop thinking about making a book blog and actually do it! She helped me get up on my feet and here I am! She's even helped by posting about me on her blog, which makes me so happy that she's always there if I have a question or I'm curious about something blog-related. Thanks Julie, a lot.
I hope my readers connect with my review (that is, if I have readers, and these followers aren't lurkers. hehe), that they can go like "Huh, I've never heard of that book, but I'm gonna pick it up!" I know I'm not that awesome, but I want you guys to know that nothing makes me happier than knowing that someone enjoyed a book I reviewed! I write this for myself, but I also write it for the people reading this now. I write it to express my opinions on books, but also to hear your opinions as well. Whether it's 10, or 100 followers, I know someone (hopefully) is reading this and going "Hey, I loved that book too!"
And that folks, is why I love blogging.