TGIF at GReads is weekly event hosted by Ginger from GReads. The features allows us to recap the weeks posts and to answer a book-related question proposed by Ginger. This week’s question is:
What made you start your very own book blog?
Well, I am pretty new to the book blogging community. I started this blog just a few months ago, back in March 2012. I had been following a number of blogs for children’s librarians. I’m a children’s librarian, in case you were wondering. Somehow in all the children’s librarian blogs I followed, I stumbled onto book blogs, particularly on teen book blogs. I fell in love!
I have always loved to read , and I had often read children’s and teen books. I order all the children’s materials at the library I work at, so I am always reading professional reviews on children’s books that would grab my attention. There are a number of teens (middle schoolers, actually) who read like crazy at my library! I mean they put the term avid reader to shame. And they would tell me about the books they read, and always ask for more recommendations. So I would read more teen books. The more teen books I would read, the more I would want to read. Unfortunately, no one I know reads them or enjoys them as much as I do.
As I began to read more book blogs, I realized how much I would love to have a place to share my feelings on all the (mostly teen) books I had been reading. It gives me a way to express my feelings on all the books I read. It did take me a little time to build up my confidence to actually start one, though. I am a pretty shy person, but expressing myself online is not as hard as in person.
So I finally started Quinn’s Book Nook. It isn’t my favorite blog name, but the one I really wanted was already taken. I have really been liking blogging, though! I love all the memes (like this one!) but I also love trying to express my feelings for the books I’ve been reading.