Some of the MANY reasons why book blogging is awesome

Hello everyone, how are you today? I hope you’re having a great week so far! Today, I’m back with another, the latest, already, of the Blogging Extravaganza! I had such a great time, and special thanks to Beauty & The Bookshelf for hosting this!

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If you’re asking me today when I’m going to stop book blogging, I’ll just stare at you, because: WHY WOULD I WANT TO STOP? This blogging extravaganza, and everything I’ve learned in the past year and so about myself through book blogging, is awesome. There are struggles, sometimes you’ll feel like you want to give up. But here’s what I’m grateful for.

🌸 I’ve always been a bookworm, (or why would I be here, writing this), but book blogging certainly put that feeling to a whole other level. I used to read what I thought were lots of books, and now I just eat them. Because there are so many new books I have discovered thanks to book blogging, blogger friends, recommendations and so on. Books I sometimes fell in love with, books that scares me, made me question life and everyone around me, books that made me take a step outside of my comfort zone, and loving every single part of it. BASICALLY? BOOKS.

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🌸 I’ve always been kind of shy– well, depending on where you’re seeing me. In a work environment, I’m like a turtle getting back in my shelf, and when break comes, all hell breaks lose. Sometimes, I take out my book and become the “You’re always reading, Marie”. WELL YES I AM AND WHY IS THAT A PROBLEM? With friends and family, well I’m just, me. And here, on this little corner of the internet, I’m just me, too. Surrounded by a welcoming, accepting bookish community, and I just feel cozy, and at home.cozy

🌸 By now, you’ve all assumed I’m a turtle reading books, but I AM NOT. It’s just, in this place called the real world, there aren’t many people reading the same books as me (meaning, reading in English, since I’m French). So, except screaming at my sister to read that book, and afterwards fangirling with her an awful lot, I didn’t really talk about books. I just stared out in an endless void processing my thoughts about those. AND NOW I just get to go here. I write and talk about books I love, and people answer, people understand, people are as crazy as I am about books. And It’s okay when I want to cry because someone broke my book, YOU DO NOT BREAK MY BOOK. It’s okay if I think about fictional characters a while too long, because people are here and thinking the same way.

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🌸The book blogging community is FANTASTIC. Starting my journey a year back, I didn’t imagine I would meet so many people I talk with on a daily basis, about books obviously, but about other things, too. People are just so supportive and welcoming, it’s just awesome.

What is THE BEST thing about book blogging, according to you? And what are some struggles you already encountered? Isn’t the blogging community AWESOME you just feel like cuddling everyone? Let’s be positive today, and tell me everything in comments! 💬

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Book blogger, travel blogger, writer. 📚 |🌍 | 💞 Writing & Communications Graduate. French. Living on love, wanderlust and ya books.

66 thoughts on “Some of the MANY reasons why book blogging is awesome

  1. Giiiiiirl ! Fangirling over books is life ! I only have one friend who reads hardcore but she isn’t into a diverse sert of genres like I am, she only reads contemp and books with hot stuff going on haha, I enjoy those but I like fantasy, Sci-fi and other genre too so I rarely get to rave about books with her.
    The struggles are the procrastination and the freaking scheduling like we talked about the other time, just no, I go off the rails sometimes 😂😂

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    1. OH YES, it is so awesome, I love it so much! Oh, well you can talk about her with the contemporaries and hot stuff going on, hahahaha 😛 I LOVE the fact that I can talk about the books I loved with other bloggers, and we understand each other, go into deep conversations about books, and not seem crazy, at all. I just LOVE it.
      Hahaha, yes, me too, I’m going crazy at times because of that, too, haha.

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  2. I still don’t get people who cannot understand the simple devastation when something happens to my beloved book. Why don’t they have that special empathy gene other readers and bloggers seem to have automatically? Or why are their hobbies and passions more valid? I don’t get it!
    What’s the difference between a sports fan donning on a jersey with the name of their favourite player and yelling at the TV screen during the game and me wearing a wristband with a quote from my favourite book and smiling about it all day? I am SO glad the (bookish) blogger community understands that. I need to fangirl with someone after all! 😀
    All your blogging extravaganza posts have been simply great 😀 ❤

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  3. ME ALSO SHY LET US TURTLES UNITE!! It’s always surprising to see such chatty bloggers are shy—then I realize I’m the same way! It’s just so much easier to let loose when the people seem less…”real” I guess…I don’t know, you feel like you won’t be judged and th anxiety goes away.
    YES BLOGGING COMMUNITY MWAH I WANT TO KISS IT.

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  4. ” I didn’t really talk about books. I just stared out in an endless void processing my thoughts about those. AND NOW I just get to go here. ” OMG YES. Before blogging & bookstagram that is EXACTLY how I felt. I had no one to talk to about books!

    Molly @ Molly’s Book Nook

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  5. I have loved all your blogging extravaganza posts so far and this one is definitely no exception. I agree with you about pretty much all the reasons you’ve put for why book blogging is so awesome. I’ve always been a massive bookworm as well. In fact when I was younger my parents would sometimes complain about how much I actually read. Since blogging I’ve found so many amazing books that I don’t know if I would have discovered otherwise.
    Also yes, the book blogging community is definitely the best part. I’ve had so much fun discussing books with everyone and talking with you every day about, well everything pretty much 😀

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    1. Aww well thank you so, so much, This makes me really happy, I had a great time writing those posts. Oh yes, blogging showed me that it’s okay to be crazy about books, and I really love how everyone has the same passion and shares it. I discovered WAY too many books ahah, but it’s really awesome 😊

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      1. It definitely one of the best things about the community,new can be completely crazy in love with books and there’s always going to be people who are just as crazy, or more, in love with them we can fangirl over them with. It’s great, most of my friends don’t read as fast as I do so after I finish reading something I never had anyone to talk to about he books until I started blogging. It’s great 😀

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      2. Oh yes, me too! I usually talk about books with my sister, but it’s so great to find other people feeling the same way about books than I am, and just not judging me if I read “too much” (I really don’t, I mean, there are people reading hundreds of books per year, I don’t do that, but I guess I still read more than many people around me). It’s just so good to feel understood and FANGIRL with others! 🙂

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      3. My friends read the same kind of books but not as fast as I do so I can never really talk to them about it because I’m interested in fangirling over everything and they haven’t read it yet! Oh yeah I know what you mean. It’s the good thing about blogging on here it doesn’t matter if you read one book a month or 20. There’s always someone out there who will talk/fangirl over the same books you’ve read and that’s the important part in my mind!

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  6. Yeeesss! Book blogging is awesome. I love spending internet time with people who are as obsessed with books as I am. I had the same issue before, that I didn’t really have many people to talk about books with. It’s MUCH better now 🙂

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  7. This is so cute, you’re adorable! I totally still get the “why are you always reading?!” speech. It’s only recently I’ve understood that I don’t *have* to do anything – like being social. If I want to read, I’ll read, and I don’t care if people tell me I should be spending my time in a different way. It’s my life! 😉
    Fangirling together is just the best ❤

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  8. I’m so glad you’re able to express YOUR PROPER FANGIRLY FEELINGS THROUGH BOOK BLOGGING. Because to be honest: same. 😀

    I think a challenge has been seeing the unexpected drama that can arise from the community. Although we’re close-knit, there can also be Big Events that upset the balance of things. Otherwise, it’s so great to have such supportive bloggers at my back!

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    1. Oh yes, you’re right about this. I wanted to be positive on my blog post, because that’s what it’s for, but yes, I never expected such drama from the community… I hate when that happens. But definitely, other bloggers are so supportive, friendly, and I love getting to know everyone 🙂
      Thank you so much Aila! ❤

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  9. ❤ I know the feeling, Marie! I didn't really realise it until AFTER I book blogged for some time – but yeah there aren't very many readers in my life. And the ones who are…well, they don't read the same kinds of books as I do, and it's so very hard to get them to read one of my books and fangirl with me! So I'm super glad to be part of this community with you too ❤

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  10. I get what you meant about not reading the same book as those people around you. There are a lot but not too many people in my country who read English books or those books that I read so it’s hard to fangirl with them. Good thing, I have so many blogging friends like you with whom I can vent out my thoughts about books. 😀

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    1. I feel the same way, it’s so hard, I want to talk about some of the books I’m reading, but they haven’t even heard about it, and/or it’s not even released in France, so, well… I feel a little alone in times like these, but I’m forever grateful to be able to turn to friends like you to talk about it ❤

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  11. I have a really hard time believing you are shy, Marie! You are the friendliest and sweetest homo sapien in the planet! Haha but I get how awkward you must feel when your friends give you the side-eye for choosing books over socializing. I never enjoyed partying or drinking very much, and I’d be content sipping some coffee and reading a book on a Friday night. To each his own, I say! 😀

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    1. Awww Joan, your comment made my day ❤ You are way too sweet, I'm kind of shy actually, I really am, ahah, but I guess it depends on who I'm talking to, and my environment, and everything. I feel so safe being who I am on my blog, so that's why! 🙂
      Oh yes, I agree with you, I've never been much of a party person, I'd rather stay home and read a great book, or have a cozy night with just a few people I love in front of stupid tv shows, haha 🙂

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  12. I used to blog as well a long time ago…but its was more of a personal blog, that fizzled out. For awhile I did a photography one, but I semi stopped that one and might just shut it down soon since I’ve started posting more in Instagram. This was all before book blogging. Then its like this whole new open community…and new experiences…and discovering new amazing books and authors! I love it! Although I did think about doing food blogging, but everyone seems to fancy themselves a foodie so I decided its best to blog about books as well…since its like I get to fangirl with more like minded people besides myself 😀

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      1. Although I’ve not met too many others I’d frequently communicate with…but it’s still fun to know others read my posts and my thoughts are being considered 😁 I’m still a newbie when it comes to book blogging so I’m still finding my way through this 😀

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  13. Lovely post, Marie!! I agree with everything that you said. I especially love connecting with other book bloggers over fave books and recommendations. Our community IS fantastic, and everyone is so nice and inclusive. ^u^

    I think one of my struggles is posting content in a timely manner! I’m really really struggling with that now, but I’m trying to remind myself that it’s fun and worth it, especially if I can be proud of what I do!

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    1. Thank you so, so much! ❤ Oh yes, it's crazy how we can have conversations and become friends with people just like that, I never thought that would happen, and I'm so glad it did ❤
      Oh, I get that struggle, I have it, too, at times. It's really important to remind ourselves that we're doing it for fun, and in the end it'll be worth it 🙂 ❤

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  14. THIS IS FABULOUS. AND 100% TRUE. That is all. 😀

    The blogging community really is so amazing!! ❤ Everyone is always just so nice and I've created so many friendships that I wouldn't give it up for the world. (One of the friendships being yours! *virtual hug*) There's always someone who I know will be okay to completely just fangirling with me and I love that.

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  15. LOVE LOVE LOVE this post 🙂 Ahhhhh, such good blogging feels. I think the best thing about blogging is just meeting all the lovely people who understand just all the READING FEELS. There are so many nice and kind people here in the blogmosphere that are welcoming and just understand it when I rant to rave or just be a complete weirdo. Here with all you lovely people, I feel comfortable 🙂

    I sometimes find it hard to keep to a schedule. I love writing and posting but there’s always something popping up (school) to make me go behind on writing and posting. Blogging however is such a stress relief! And even if I’m going behind, its so great to just start writing all over again.

    The blogging community IS AWESOME and I’m so so glad that I decided to start blogging and just give it a go. C’MON GUYS GIVE IT A HUG AND WE JUST ALL HUG?

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    1. YOU ARE one of the nicest people out there. Okay, this needed to be said. It’s exactly it, I feel so comfortable here, it’s just so great, such a wonderful little corner of the internet to talk and fangirl and be wonderful together 😛
      Keeping a schedule is probably the most common struggle, but it feels SO good to plan things, I know I love it, I feel accomplished, ahah 😛
      YES, a big giant hug for everyone ❤

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      1. Awww, and you are one of the most sweetest, most precious things out there ❤ Aha, I love that I can just relax and be myself around here, outside there's not a lot of people who just understand the feels, ya know? Haha, yes, on here it's such a great place to fangirl like our inner demons and be amazing awesome.
        Haha, YASSS. When it gets done, it feels really good and yet when I can't get it done there's still so much understanding and lovely people here 🙂
        HUGGGGGSSSSS ❤

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  16. I recently just started book blogging this month and wasn’t even aware there was a whole community until I started to look around for other book blogs! I would love to take part of the community. Do you have any good tips on where to start? 🙂

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    1. First of all, WELCOME to this wonderful community, I hope you’ll have a LOT of fun! I’m glad you asked, I am certainly not an expert, but I can try to help 🙂 I think that one of the most important aspect, is to GO to other bloggers with comments, it’s the best way to make friends and make yourself known a little bit as well. Plus, it’s so great! 🙂 Then, I found that features, such as, Top Ten Tuesday (http://www.brokeandbookish.com/p/top-ten-tuesday-other-features.html) , can bring visits to your blog and new friends as well, but it’s also a great way to write about books and produce contents. You can do tags as well (just type, “tag”, in my search bar), it’s always so much fun. Obviously, talking about books, with reviews, discussions, everything that matters to you in books, will make you happy and also make other bloggers want to read your content, your opinion, everything. I found that Twitter is such a good way to reach out to bloggers as well, to find new people to talk with, participate in twitter chats, and just find new blogs as well. In this community, other people are a source of inspiration as much as a source of advice and great friends.
      I think I’ve talked enough for now, ahah, but really these are some little advice I could think about right now, if you ever want/need to talk, about books, or want some more advice or anything, I’d be very happy to help! 🙂

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      1. Omg THANK YOU SO MUCH for such a welcoming and helpful response! I will definitely take a look at this and participate in some memes and look around on twitter. You are just the nicest person!! Thank you!

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  17. I agree! Blogging should never be a chore and yet sometimes it feels like it. I know I stopped blogging completely due to this very reason. But this time around I have more plans and ideas and I have done my research well. On top of that, I realise blogging is something I am too passionate about to let go!

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