Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Why I blog about books -- Book Blogger Challenge Day 9
The Book Blogger Challenge is hosted by April at Good Books & Good Wine. Stop by her blog to sign up for this fun blogging challenge!!
Today's Challenge is: Why do you blog about books?
To simply say “I love books” almost minimizes the huge impact books have made in my life. I won’t write some long post about my tragic childhood, but, for me, books became a survival tool, a necessary escape, and they provided me with the hope that things could change. Through books, I learned how to view the world beyond my own small frame of reference and so I came to understand my own ability to affect change in my environment instead of simply accepting or being broken down by circumstances.
I owe a lot to the books and authors that pulled me through a pretty dark time in my life. I blog about books because of the tremendous respect and passion I have for books and for authors as well as for readers. And because books continue to be such a major part of my life, blogging seemed a natural outlet to share my thoughts about what I read with those who feel similarly.
What about you? Why do you blog about books?
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