Book bloggers blog because we love reading. Has book blogging changed the way you read? Have you discovered books you never would have apart from book blogging? How has book blogging affected your book acquisition habits? Have you made new connections with other readers because of book blogging? Choose any one of these topics and share your thoughts today!
Book blogging has drastically changed the way I read and the books I choose. I mentioned in my previous post that before I started blogging, I belonged to Yahoo! Groups, and that's where I really gained my introduction to talking (typing) about books with others. Like so many of my fellow bloggers, I don't have a ton of friends in my daily life who read, so I was looking for a bookish, conversational fix.
With this personal proclivity in mind, I dove headlong into prize winners and sundry literary fiction this year. I made it a personal goal to read through all of the 2011 Morning News Tournament of Books contenders (probably won't finish by the end of the year, but it's been fun trying!). I also joined the Orange July event and I've paid more attention to awards this year. I've also begun to turn down many review books that are offered to me and only request the novels I REALLY want to read (The Night Circus, The Summer Without Men).
Bloggers, of course, have fueled the fire of my interest in literary fiction. Blogs like Nonsuch Book, nomadreader, and Literary Musings are just a few of the lovely enablers I read regularly.