I realized a few weeks ago that I post up a lot of reviews and memes but I don't generally post up discussion topic blog posts. For me, this kind of defeats the purpose of having a blog if you don't know me. So I'm going to try and post up a Saturday Discussions post every week and talk about important things to me.
This week, I decided to try and dive into one of the real reasons I love reading.
I've seen a lot of bloggers posting that if blogging ever becomes work, they'll stop doing it. I'd like to say the same but I don't think that's the case. As of about three days in to making my blog, I've become addicted to blogging. I love having a world where I can share my thoughts about the books I've read and read other people's opinions too!
Then I began thinking about why I read besides blogging and discussing what I've read... There's the usual answer-- because I love books-- and I do. I love meeting new characters and falling into new worlds.
But if I'm being completely honest, one of the things I get the most enjoyment out of with books is finishing them. And not just finishing them, but putting them away alphabetically on my bookshelf. This is an obsession of mine. I worked at a bookstore and loved shelfing the books so much that was my main job. I am meticulous. Nothing feels better to me than slipping that book into its place and standing back to look at how it fits in with all the others.
I think that's why sites like Goodreads and Shelfari really appeal to me. I get to organize my bookshelves into categories and see them all together. It catalogs what I already have.
So what about you? Are you a freak like me who loves order or can you haphazardly throw things up on a shelf?
*As an aside, a few of you have been asking for a tour of my bookshelf. I bought a webcam and will be doing that in the next few days!*