Sunday, May 8, 2016

Book Blogger Hop May 6th - 12th ~ Why did I start My Blog

Book Blogger Hop
The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly hop hosted by Rambling of a Coffee Addicted Writer

This week’s question is submitted by Elizabeth at Silver’s Reviews!

May 6th - 12th - Why did you start your blog? (submitted by Elizabeth) 


In April 2014 my husband decided to retire and it threw me into a panic. I was already partially retired due to health and I was reading about 3 books a day at that time. I went into crisis mode about the amount of money I spent on books and worried I couldn't support my reading habits. 

So before you go "There is always the library" on me, most the genre I like the library doesn't have, has limited stock, doesn't carry, plus I travel when I sew costumes so I can be gone for months at a time. So I thought what better way to slow me down then to review what I was reading. I loved the thought of discussing what I read with my family and friends but most of them don't read the books that I enjoy. So writing my blog is like talking to a BFF that shares my reading genre loves .

I researched other book blogs, talked to a few book reviewers and eventually got turned onto NetGalley. I love NetGalley and have been able to read authors I would never have given a second thought to.

Thanks for stopping by. Leave a comment with you blog answer so I can stop by for a visit.

Smiles Sprinkled With Joy,
Teri aka Sportochick

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10 comments:

  1. That's a very good reason to start a blog! Thanks for visiting mine! Happy reading!

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  2. NetGalley and blogging are great ways to get our hands on books and find genres and authors we wouldn't have before. In the end... a love of reading unites us all! Thank you for stopping by Reading Lark After Dark this week!

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    1. Tevya I agree about Netgalley and it was wonderful of you to stop by.

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  3. You have a VERY unique reason for starting your blog, Teri! I don't think anyone else has started blogging about books in order to slow down their reading. I'm a slow reader myself, so I sure don't need any more slowing down, but working on my blog has done just that, and I'm not happy about it..... :(

    I like to read slowly enough that I will be able to get immersed in a book, but I would like to read a bit faster. However, at this point in time, I just can't see giving up blogging!

    I used to HATE e-books, and wouldn't go near them. Now I have more than 100 on my Kindle app, on my cell phone! Lol. But I still prefer printed books. I imagine e-books are perfect for you, though, with all the traveling you do!

    Thanks for sharing! Also, thanks for dropping by and commenting on my own BBH post!! <3 :)

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    1. Maria thanks so much for the visit. I have over 1,000 ebooks on both Kindle and Nook ;) but my husband doesn't know..

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  4. I can definitely see why you decided to begin blogging given the circumstances, Teri. And I'm glad you did. :-)

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    1. Thank Literary Feline. I am really enjoying it.

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  5. Yeah, I can see how that would stress you out - not being able to read as fast as you're used to! I hope you enjoy your blogging! It certainly gobbles up reading time!

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    1. Yikes it sure does. I seem to spend lots of time at it. Thanks for stopping by.

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