Beyond The Books – Why I Started Blogging

Posted March 17, 2016 by Kathy in Discussion / 3 Comments

Beyond the Books is a weekly meme hosted by which gives bloggers topics (mostly non-bookish) to discuss about. This is a fun way of learning more about each other. Check out her blog for the schedule of topics.

This week’s topic is:

Why I started blogging?

My passion for reading (again) started with Twilight. My oldest daughter was 10 years old and I wanted to read the book before I allowed her to. Once I read it I became obsessed with books. I bought my first Nook and filled it with hundreds of ebooks. Because of the movie I searched on the internet for anything Twilight related. In my search I stumbled upon the Twilight Series Theories podcast hosted by sisters Kallie and Kassie. These ladies not only talked about Twilight but about other YA series. They were so fun to listen to and I read some of the books they suggested. This is how I fell in love with Colleen Houck’s Tiger Curse series, Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games series and Cassandra Claire’s The Moral Instrument series. Because they helped me find great books I wanted to share my thoughts on books with friends and family. I know they don’t visit my blog but I’m having fun without them!


In addition to book reviews I enjoy doing different posts, especially my Book Looks and Bookish Mood Boards. These take time for me to create (and I’m not always inspired by my current read) but I have fun looking for the right images to represent the stories. Now I’m thinking of other creative ways to share books that I really enjoyed.


Now it is your turn. Why did you start blogging?


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3 responses to “Beyond The Books – Why I Started Blogging

    • Kathy

      It’s been a while for me too. They no longer do podcasts and Kallie Ross is now an author. But I haven’t had time yet to read her books. It would be fun to have a podcast with someone else who loved books.

  1. I love reading about how others came into blogging…thanks for sharing yours.

    I started in 2008, but it was a year before I really discovered the “community” and became, well, somewhat addicted to creating LOTS of blogs. I now have only SIX…but at one point I had TWENTY.

    I loved creating and designing them, but I can find satisfaction with my smaller number. LOL.

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