Thursday, May 17, 2012
Hello everyone and welcome to another day of our event. Today we got two things for you. The first one is a guest post that will be in this post of course. And the other thing will be a giveaway hosted by our lovely Can't Find A Bookmark!
Basically I asked a very dear friend of mine who has been there since day one of my blogging experience on her thoughts about her own blogging experience. Her response...
Book blogging has become a very popular trend over the last few years. After almost three years of writing reviews, doing giveaways, and promoting new books some people would wonder: why do you keep doing it? Out of the probably hundreds of book blogs out there, it is a far cry from being an original concept. The content from blog to blog is usually pretty much the same, so what makes it worthwhile?
The one thing that has always kept me blogging, no matter how busy with school and my job I get, is that I love to share new books with other people. Whether it be an old book or an ARC from an upcoming author; getting to talk about the pros and cons of a book, the character development, the rise and fall of the plot, always gets me excited. That giddy feeling you get when you start a new book and get sucked into the story to the point where, for a while you actually become the character, will never cease to be an amazing experience. With every new book, it's a whole new adventure you get to dive into. Countless times I have cried over a character death, laughed out loud at some hysterical moment, and about thrown a book in disgust or surprise.
Being able to experience that with other people who geek out about it just as much as I do, is always the highlight of my week. So that's what will always keep me blogging (at least in the foreseeable future); that connection I get with fellow book worms that forms a strong friendship no matter the physical distance.
Wow, I have to say that I agree 100% with what she said. The connection we get with not only the novels but with the people we meet is just too strong to not continue anymore. And I'm so grateful to having met Ky who is such an amazing person and puts up with so much! Haha.
If you want to check out more of her stuff like her blog (obviously) check her out at Can't Find A Bookmark at which she is currently holding an international giveaway that is part of the event to win a book of your choice. I know you all want a book of your choice so go ahead and check it out right now!
Follow Ky's twitter over at @FindABookmark
Check out all of the posts from the beginning;
The Subtle Chronicler's Birthday Post
The Subtle Chronicler's Giveaway
Ellen Hopkins Guest Post
Ellen Hopkins SIGNED ARC of TILT Giveaway