Because I'm not feeling particularly creative today, I'm not going to be very original in the way I field the questions regarding today's BBAW topic. I hope you will forgive me. *sheepish grin*
Has book blogging changed the way you read?
Yes, definitely. Before, I would just walk to my shelves and pick a book...or, because I own so many books, I had slips of paper with the letters of the alphabet and I would pick one. Whichever letter I picked would be the initial of an author and I would pick a book accordingly. Ahhh, the good ole days! Now, I'm not being negative here because I love reviewing books and discovering new-to-me authors, but sometimes I sigh wistfully when I think about those more simple times.
Have you discovered books you never would have apart from book blogging?
Yes. I have discovered self-published books and Indie books. Some (most) of them have been absolutely wonderful. I've also discovered new genres like steampunk and dystopian (not saying that I had never read a dystopian book in the past, but back then I didn't know what to call them). I have also had my
How has book blogging affected your book acquisition habits?
This hasn't changed too much. I'm still a huge fan of library sales and I have to admit that, due to my tight budget most of the time, I usually acquire most of my books via these sales or from Goodwill. One thing that has happened though is that I win a lot of giveaways...for books and gift cards. So, I've actually acquired tons of books that I otherwise would not have if not for blogging. I'd like to take this opportunity to once again thank all the blogs/authors I have won books from in the past two years. =O)
Have you made new connections with other readers because of book blogging?
I have made so many connections with other readers in the past two years. I know in the real world there is no way I would have ever met so many like-minded and diverse people. So many fellow readers/bloggers have opened my eyes to new and exciting genres and books and I am truly grateful for it. I really can't see my life ever being without the book blogging community and all of the lovers of reading I have met and interacted with not only within book blogging, but also via social media. I think we should all move to a private island and establish our own utopian society! Who's with me?!