The Book Blogger Hop is a way for book blogs to find each other. As part of the Book Blogger Hop, we are supposed to say our name and why we started blogging. I’m a very new blogger so I’m forgoing my real name just yet –in the blogging world I’m going by CurlyGeek — curly for my crazy hair and geek because with this blog I’m embracing my inner geek by talking about the books I really read, not just the ones that most people read.
I started blogging for a few reasons. I’ve always loved to write, and in my day to day life I don’t get to write anymore. Lately I really feel my writing (and reading) skills starting to deteriorate. Earlier this year I started a blog but it didn’t work – the topics I wrote about were too personal and not focused enough. I love talking about books and reading about books, so my husband suggested I start WRITING about books. I came home one day after a particularly bad day at work, and ranted at him about how I’ll never be able to open that bookstore I want and I’ll be stuck in my “Office Space” of a job forever. He said that maybe I don’t love my job, and maybe a bookstore is not a viable financial option for us right now, but at least I can fill my time outside of work with something I care about.
One great thing about writing this blog is that I find myself reading more thoughtfully. I also love connecting with other book bloggers. And I’ve been surprised since I started at how nearly everything around me becomes something I can blog about.
I hope you’ll take a look and let me know what you think.