Jan 2, 2012
Book Blogger Confessions (1)
This is a shiny, new blogger meme co-hosted by Tiger from Tiger's All Consuming Books and Karen at For What It's Worth Reviews. It's time to open up and share (and vent) about our blogging experiences!
Our first question is:
January 2nd: How has the "job" of book blogging changed your reading habits? Both pro and con.
Blogging has become a huge part of my world. The good part of it is that it has exposed me to new books I probably wouldn't have heard of, and it has also given me a way to converse with authors. I have also met some incredible people (bloggers) and formed friendships with them. That part was an unexpected blessing; making friends with people who share one of my biggest passions.
The worst part is I sometimes feel like I no longer read for fun. I've spent the first year of my blogging career (is that the right word?) trying to establish myself. I have contacted authors and publicists and publishers, trying to form a working relationship with them and I have found that because of that, I have little time to read what I want unless I luck out and a publisher sends it to me for review. I have also found myself overwhelmed by the amount of books I have gotten (look at this week's IMM - I got 30+ books!).
One last pro, because it's always good to end on a positive, is BEA (Book Expo America). I had never heard of this amazing event before June of this past year. Now I'm planning on going this year (I even have my hotel room booked and all!). I can't wait to interact with authors, publishers, and bloggers on a one-on-one level, instead of with a computer screen.