TGIF is hosted by Ginger at Greads. It’s about answering/asking our readers a random book related question. The question posted by Ginger today is…
Book Blogger Pride: What do you take pride in when it comes to blogging?
I don’t know that I take pride in anything…
To be honest I’m really doing all this for myself. Ha. Sorry faithful readers. I may not suffer from pride but narcissism is looking like a pretty strong hit, lol.
(Me staring at myself in the mirror = Narcissim…-ish. It was the best I could do people.)
So instead of a huge post on What TheLibrarian Does Well, I’m gonna ruminate on why it is I spend all this time reading and typing…for no foreseeable income (sorry Dad, lol)
- I Read A LOT. Always have, and if God blesses me with decent eyesight, always will. I’ve explained in many a post that my addiction to the written word borders on obsessive. Current Unread Book Count (Just Nook): 83. Told you it was a sickness.
- I like being Critical. I’ve always enjoyed analyzing my reads. This may have been born of my time in undergrad. All those hours spent reading and dissecting the great works of literature. I enjoy a book more when I take the time to pick it apart a bit.
- The Urge to Write. I found that once removed from my years of higher ed. I missed writing. I’ve never been one to write for fictional purposes, instead I love to write analysis and criticism where it applies to reading. Like point #2 writing my view of a text allows me to enjoy it that much more.
- The BookTalks. I’m not lying in my About Me. A huge reason I started blogging was because I was constantly searching for good reviews and booktalks online and not finding them. I hope that librarians are using my talks and adapting them for their own. I know how rough it can be to face down a room of uninterested teens. You need to go big or go home when it comes to recommending reads.
So that’s it. Utterly boring answer