Jan 18, 2012

Blogger Guest Post: Molli @ Once Upon a Prologue

Have you all met Molli @ Once Upon a Prologue before? If you haven't she's flipping fantastic and amazingly awesome. She has a new feature going on called Guest Who, and I'm the first guest!! So before you head over there, please check out this terrific blogger right here and read her guest post about why she loves book blogging!!

Guest Post:
Why I Love Being a Book Blogger
by Molli @ Once Upon a Prologue

In March of 2011 I had a crazy idea, almost a whim: I decided to start a book blog. I’ve blogged at Livejournal for years, and I’m a relic who remembers Blogger from back in the day, but this was the first time I’d ever set out with the purpose of creating a blog for one specific subject matter. I wanted, at first, a place just to talk about and review the books I was reading, since this year, I challenged myself to read 50 books, which for me was a lot, even though when I do read, I read quickly. With work and life, I’d gotten away from reading so I thought starting a blog would be an awesome way to get back into my favorite hobby.

What I didn’t know, is all the things that blogging would bring with it: amazing book recommendations, encouragement to step into genres I hadn’t read much of before, connections with authors and publishers, and most importantly, blogging buddies.

I have discovered this year that the book blogging community is so fabulous. They are encouraging, and they are, in some ways, kindred spirits, whether we know one another or not. I have made some strong connections with other bloggers, and there are so many that I look up to, and find inspiration from.

Before book blogging, reading, and even writing, were passions of mine. I write out of need to see my words somewhere other than in the chaos of my own mind (I really have too many characters), and I read to go, well, everywhere, discover new characters and stories. But now I blog because I’ve found this amazing community, where everyone has a variation of the same goal: to read great books, and to talk about them.

I can’t imagine my life without blogging! I think about how my week contains crazy/wonderful things like “Waiting on Wednesday,” and “In My Mailbox,” where for y’all, I even brave facing the fact that I DO have a southern accent, in order to show off my pretty, shiny new books. There’s nothing quite like the thrill of receiving an ARC in the mail, or a thoughtful review request.

And to think, I would have missed out on all of this…on all the wonderful people I’ve met this year, if I hadn’t made the choice to start my little book blog! 2011 has been an amazing year in that aspect, and I look forward to 2012, and my first full year as a book blogger!

whimsical. dreamer. always learning. probably should have been british, with my love of tea & sense of humor. sci/fi fanatic. hopeful. romantic. music geek. lost to reveries.

I'm 26 years old, and a little more girly and Southern than I'd like to admit. I work at Lowes and spend way too much time reading, or writing. I love my life, and am generally a happy and positive-thinking person.

Find Molli:
blog | twitter | goodreads | facebook

I have to say that I completely, 100% agree with Molli! I started blogging around the same time and can't imagine my life without my book blog now! It's been a fantastic ride, and I'm so glad to be a part of this great community. Not only do we get awesome perks, but we get to meet super bloggers like Molli. Thanks to everyone out there who makes this community fabulous!


  1. *blushes*

    Thanks for having me, chica! :D Your post at my blog is live now. I tried and tried to fix a couple formatting errors - grr - but I think everyone will get the idea!


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