Aside from reviews, I absolutely love reading discussion posts on other book blogs. Since I also love expressing my opinions about all things bookish, I’ve decided to also post my own discussion segments which will be called deadly discussions.
This week, our topic will be about awesome/inspirational book bloggers! I will be naming a few things that make up a great book blogger and will give a few examples. Of course, I won’t be able to include every good book blogger out there, so please do not be offended if I’ve forgotten to include you.
1. Amazing book bloggers are social and friendly. Social media friends and followers play a huge part of a book blog. Most bloggers only started their blogs to connect, make friends and share their insights. Chiara from Books of a Delicate Eternity, Jules from Jules Bookshelf constantly chat with me on Goodreads and Twitter, as well as comment on some of my posts! It’s great that they find ways to socialize with their fellow book bloggers and bookworms!
2. A good book blogger must have good insights on the books they read. I’m not one to take much notes when reading, unless it’s a book I’m reading for school. I really applaud those bloggers who seem to know every good and bad detail about each book and share those through their reviews. Khanh from Bookistry writes such long, detailed and insightful reviews and I totally love reading them!
3. To make sure their readers don’t get bored, good book bloggers also make their posts and reviews interesting. Now, let’s all admit–even if there are some reviewers that we totally love, we tend to skim their reviews if we think they’d end up being bland. I personally don’t know how to make my reviews sound interesting without coming off as a complete child, which is why I mostly keep my reviews short. Faye from The Social Potato (where I’ll soon be co-blogging–yay!) keeps her reviews interesting but with meaning and are still very informative.
LET’S DISCUSS: What are the best characteristics book bloggers have? Any examples to share?