To this date, I have been blogging for 8 months and looking back to my life before I made this blog, it has definitely changed a lot. Now I’m gonna list the differences between my life now and then.
1. What’s a book blog without book reviews? Blogging and reviewing have encouraged me to read more. In the past, I can only read probably one or two books a month. But ever since I made this blog, I can read and review two books per week! 😛 Of course, I haven’t been able to read THAT much nowadays since school started two months ago and I have been bombarded with exams and assignments… ;_; But on holidays? I would definitely spend everyday reading!
2. I have read more books, and as a result, I’m a bit pickier now when it comes to rating a book 5 stars. Honestly, I’m not THAT hard to please but I realized that I don’t give 5 star rating as easily as I used to do. I’m gonna reserve that rating for super special books, a book so powerful that it left me in awe even after a few days or weeks!
3. Blogging sucks my free time. I don’t mind if this happens though, it’s just that I used to spend my free time either browsing the internet or playing my NDS. xD Now I have to write reviews, type posts, read a lot. And yeah, despite of my already-heavy-bag, I also bring a book to school everyday so I can read it at break times or after I have done my work!
4. I spend most of my money on books – this is so obvious! 😉 My parents get annoyed a lot at me when I keep buying books, but I just can’t help it 😛 I think my book buying habit has turned into a… controllable obsession. It just feels weirder if I don’t buy books :/ But I still can control my obsession, since bookstores and libraries are not that good in here.
5. And lastly, the book blogging community! I’ve made some friends, interacted with other bloggers and a few authors and discovered so many great blogs! Since I’m the only child at home, I often feel lonely. But since I started blogging and joined Twitter, I have “friends” at home 😛
There are lots of other things that has changed in me, but let’s stick to five things that affect me in a great way.