Book Blogger Challenge – Day 9
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Why do you blog about books?
I have two conflicting answers to this question and I don’t know which one is more important.
Love of Reading
I love to read and I love talking about books. Blogging about books motivates me to read more books. It also helps me discover authors and books that I wouldn’t normally. I’ve loved reading ever since I was a child and it’s good have someplace to go that I can express my love of it.
Love of Writing
I also want to become an author myself. I’m on draft three of a book I’ve been working (on and off) for the past two years. At this point, I think I would rate it a 2 or 3 stars. I’m not happy with writing an okay book, I want to write a great book, and there’s still a long to go.
I’ve been told that there are two ways to improve your writing. Read and write.
Blogging and reviewing books forces my mind to break down the elements in a story and figure out what works and what doesn’t. I’ve had it in my mind to write a dark fantasy, but after reading Witch World, I realized that I didn’t have nearly enough supernatural elements in the beginning and middle of the book to justify how the book ends.
For the past two weeks, I’ve been working in a third POV of a non-human to show what the other two POVs can’t. And right now I’m kind of stumped because I can’t figure out what this new POV does in the middle of the book.
I think that the writer part of me wants to analyse books and the reader part of me wants to read as many books as I possibly can. I think my selfish reasons to tearing apart the story does help me distance myself from the person who wrote the book so I don’t try to sugarcoat what I think.
So what’s your reason for blogging?