As you know, I love blog awards, and this is a very quick one that I was nominated for by The Orang-utan Librarian. Many thanks! The reason I love this one is that it encourages you to discuss why you began blogging, which is something I enjoy reading others discuss, yet have not mentioned myself (I think!).
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Why I Blog
I began emdoesbookreviews as it was a long summer, and I had just been in hospital. I’d had an operation which meant I could not walk for about 4-6 weeks. As a consequence, I had done a lot of reading. I had gotten back into reading a lot only a few months earlier after a couple of years of barely reading, and I had created a Goodreads account at the same time, so I was aware of more books that I wanted to read than ever. I have always loved writing, both fiction and journalistic, so I decided that writing book reviews would be a good way of both reading and writing more. I also tend to have very strong opinions on books; I look into them very deeply and always have a lot of arguments to make. When I had such thoughts on the ‘Harry Potter’ or ‘Mortal Instruments’/’Infernal Devices’ series, I could discuss them very analytically with my best friend, who thinks about books similarly to I. However when I wanted to discuss some John Green novels and ‘Fangirl’ by Rainbow Rowell, I could not talk to her, because she had not read them. This got me thinking: if I get my feelings on books out there on the web, I might find others who feel the same – or have interesting opposing views – who I can chat to. Since I started blogging in July 2014, it has become not just a way of expressing my views or encouraging me to think deeper while reading. It has become a source of entertainment, a way to do and share what I love, and a way to meet so many new, fascinating and brilliant people. Blogging became the perfect platform upon which I could share my feelings and enthuse with others, and my blog is now a very important extension of my book-related thoughts.