Each week we will post a new Top Ten list complete with one of our bloggers’ answers. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND post a comment on our post with a link to your Top Ten Tuesday post to share with us and all those who are participating. If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. If you can't come up with ten, don't worry about it---post as many as you can!
Reading! : I love to read and so by having a blog about books and reading it gives me even more reason to read more and more and MORE
Sharing books with other people: One of the main reasons for me personally to start the book blog was to be able to have a place to discuss, share and enjoy books with other people that share my interests
Being asked to recommend books to other people: It never stops amazing me when I get asked for recommendations from friends. Plus it’s even better when they read things I recommend and they love them just as much as I do!
Going to a book shop and getting so excited that I stroke book covers: I just love the sight of books and new books with their shiny covers and fresh pages. It’s one of the long list of reasons how you can tell I am a bookish person. No one but a bookish person would get their kicks by going to a book shop and consider it a ‘fun day out’
The smell of a new/old book: This is a strange thing but I am firmly in the ‘real books’ camp over eReaders (i don’t care if you like them but i just can’t deal with reading off screens with my eyesight!) so the smell of a freshly printed book or a musty and loved novel cannot be replaced.
Having other bookish people to share with: Book people need other book people. It’s a known fact and oh so true because we spend a great deal of time reading; a solo hobby in general, so they need book people to converse with. If only just to have a break between books and dialogue with real people instead of fictional ones!
Making new friends: Like my previous reasoning, talking to other bookish people leads to making bookish friends and I can honestly say that I’ve made a load!
Discovering new and upcoming book talents: Part of sharing book interests with other book people and book bloggers is about finding new books, upcoming talents and authors. It’s wonderful finding something new and even better when they are starting out and you can follow a career as it develops.
Trying something new: Until recently I just stuck with the same genre of books and didn’t really consider books unless they were fantasy/supernatural/sci-fi YA books. However I’ve branched out into more types of YA books, the odd biography and even (dun dun daaaa) adult fiction books!
Learning: They say that you learn something new everyday and reading doesn’t just help; it allows you to learn 50 new things every day from new words, how to spell, different cultures, countries, history, science, art and on and on the lists goes on. Never stop learning because there is never an end to the amount of things you can learn about.
All that is left to say is HAPPY 1 YEAR BLOGOVERSARY to Broke and Bookish!