Many of my friends at school are surprised to find out how much I love reading because a lot of teenagers have somehow contracted a "hatred of reading"... However, I absolutely LOVE to be around books, making this week's Top Ten Tuesday perfect for me - the Top Ten Reasons I Love Being a Blogger/Reader. Top Ten Tuesday is a fantastic weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog. I decided to do top five lists about both being a blogger and a reader.
Best Parts About Being a Blogger:
1. Connecting with people around the world
I've read blogs from other continents, such as Europe and South America, and I've received comments from readers in other countries. Plus, being able to connect with authors is very exciting.
2. Weekly memes
My favorite weekly memes are Top Ten Tuesdays and It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (Children's and YA edition). These memes allow bloggers to link up and share thoughts with one another.
3. Reviews with personality
I am a HUGE fan of Cover Snark by A Reader of Fictions blog and other hilarious blog posts. It is so fun to read honest reviews that are spiced up with jokes and gifs.
4. Reading reviews on books that I've already read
These reviews are entertaining because I can compare my point of view to that of other bloggers. I especially enjoy reading POVs that I disagree with so I can be outraged about how they hate my favorite parts of books.
5. Discovering new books
My entire to-read list is determined by other bloggers' reviews. Each time I see a cover that appeals to me, I take a quick skim through the description of the book and the blogger's review and then add it to my list of books to read.
Best Parts About Being a Reader:
1. Becoming somebody else
When I read, I transform into a wizard, a cancer patient, a secret agent, a child genius, a princess, or anybody else that I can dream of (and I'm never thrown into life-threatening situations, which is an added bonus).
2. Improving reading skills
Sure, it sounds lame, but I enjoy becoming a more proficient reader. Thanks to my skill of speed reading, I can finish my English homework faster than all of my friends!
3. Book to movie experience
Seeing my favorite characters come to life on the big screen is definitely one of the high points about reading. Plus, I can complain about all of the scenes from the book that the movie left out.
4. Laughing and crying
Books that can make the reader feel something are always the best. It is amazing how pieces of paper can generate human emotions.
5. Visiting fantasy and dystopian settings
Let's be honest - everybody wants to go to Hogwarts and Narnia, but nobody would ever go to District 12 or the Dauntless Compound. Because they will never exist, I will have to settle for reading about them 24-7.
Clearly, I absolutely love to read and blog, and hopefully you do, too. Feel free to comment below with a link to your TTT list for this week, and if you've enjoyed this post, please follow me on Google Friend Connect.