This Friday’s Question:
A Book Blogger is Born: What made you decide to start your very own book blog?
Well, that’s a pretty simple story, actually. I’ve always been a reader.
I was raised by a single mother, so when she was unavailable because of work or errands or chores, I would bury myself in a book (or video game). I became so accustomed to reading while eating my breakfast, that I cannot eat alone and not read. Did that make sense? Throughout high school and my early 20s, I slacked on reading for pleasure due to the demands of high school and college, as well as my recreational activities, of which we will not speak of. See. I can be mysterious!
My great friend, Brooke from Brooke Reviews, is actually completely at fault for this book blogging business. She became very involved in reviewing in 2008 and her passion grew until her blog was born. Sadly, Brooke has entered into her first year of teaching, so she no longer has time for blogging. Wait. That isn’t a sad ending! She’s a teacher, and teaching reading, which is her passion! She teaches middle school and has a YA library in her classroom of which the entire school is envious. She’s a BAMF, pretty much.
Anywho, one day in 2008, Brooke asked if I had heard about an amazing Urban Fantasy author named Kim Harrison. I had not, so she lent me Dead Witch Walking, and I was in love! Then she told me about a book called Twilight that she pretty much knew I would love, and I did. It’s safe to say that those two series got me back into reading. A lot.
I had a personal blog at the time, and I noticed how much I was posting bookish shit in it. Most of my real life friends did not care about reading, and it was also a blog about my social work education and stuff, so again, not a good mix. So in June 2010, Smash Attack Reads was born…
and holy shit, look how far I’ve come! And yet so very far to go.
I hope most of you are posting your personal stories today. I’d love to read them!
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