(TTT is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish)
The main reason why I love being a book blogger is that I finally found people to talk to about books. Before I started blogging I mostly talked about them with my mom because she was pretty much the only one I knew who liked to read books. Today I know so many people so that no matter what book I read I will always be able to find someone to talk to about it.
Before I started blogging I didn’t keep track of which books I read and got and it makes me sad that I forgot about so many books. I could never come up with a list of books I read back then. I still know a few but I especially hate that I have no idea anymore how I felt about them when I read them. With some (like Harry Potter, Twilight and the like) I still know if I liked them or not of course but having reviews about books and thus being able to remember how I felt is something I never want to give up again.
Through my blog I got to know people I never would have met otherwise. Not only people from other countries but also people from Germany. Over the last few years I met some amazing people and I can’t tell you how grateful I am to be friends with them. That I only get to see them only a few times a year makes these meetings so much more precious. On top of that there are other people all over the world. No matter what time it is there will always be someone on Twitter to talk to.
Even more fun than talking about books is reading them together and talking about them WHILE reading. I love readathons and every event like that where a bunch of bloggers get together to do something bookish. Even though it’s often a distraction but I always get to know some new people through those which makes them even more fun.
Just as much as I love to make people read a book I loved I also like to get pushed into reading a certain book. Especially because this always leads to intense fangirling and in-depth discussions on the book.
Last year I made the decision to switch from German to English and even though I’m pretty sure that I still make a lot of mistakes I started to feel way more confident in writing English texts.
When I started blogging I didn’t even know that there is something like the YA genre. I only found out about all these books after I found some blogger who mostly wrote about them. That’s when my TBR pile exploded and I suddenly wanted to read all these books. Today I mostly read YA myself but I still discover books I never would have found otherwise.
Even though I mostly use Goodreads to stay up-to-date on new releases, blogs always help me not to forget about them. Once a book is published there are always reviews about it somewhere or even new release posts to make sure I won’t forget about it!
When I want to relax after an exhausting day there is no better way for me to do that than curl up in bed with a good book. When I’m unwell or I go through a rough patch I can’t think of anything that helps me more to escape from that than reading a book and make off to some made up world and forget everything around me.
What I like about having books as my number one hobby is that I don’t depend on money. It’s not like I don’t spend a lot of money on books because it’s still something I like to spend my money on but when I’m short of money I can always go to the library, borrow from friends, buy used books and in the worst case scenario: just reread old favorites.