Short Stories, Irish literature, Classics, Modern Fiction, Contemporary Literary Fiction, The Japanese Novel, Post Colonial Asian Fiction, The Legacy of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and quality Historical Novels are Among my Interests

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Book Blogger Hop August 24 to August 30

"Welcome to The Reading Life"
Book Blogger Hop
August 24-30

I am very glad to see that Crazy for Books by Jennifer has restarted The Book Blogger Hop.   I always found it a great way to discover new to me blogs and I gained some great mutual followers through it.

"Welcome to all book blog hoppers"-
I post on a wide variety of books.   Among my interests are Asian fiction, short stories, classics, modern novels, and literary fiction.   I like to discover new to me authors.   

Every week Jennifer poses an interesting question for participants.

This weeks question is What is your favorite thing about blogging?

My Answer

I have loved reading for as long as I can remember.   I was always made to feel I was somehow odd in this passion and I felt alone in my love for reading.    Thanks to the huge international book blog world I know longer feel alone.  Through it I have connected not just to legions of other avid readers but authors as well so it has gotten me closer to the creative process.   

I will follow back any one who follows me.  Just leave a comment so I will know you are now following me.  I will also return the visits of those who leave comments.

I am on Twitter as @thereadinglife

Mel u


Gigi Ann said...

I like visiting book blogs, I find so many new books and authors, that I never would have even thought about otherwise. I also like reading reviews to books, helps me know if I would like to read the book. Therefore, I have a TBR pile that just keeps growing.

I am a new follower, you can find me at

Thanks for your visit.

Elizabeth said...


Great answer....I love the creativity on blogs.

Stop by to read my entire post if you like. There is also a giveaway going on at my blog.

Silver's Reviews

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

To be able to write and publish freely without the fear of rejection by editors and publishers.

Suko said...

Hoppin' by, Mel! Have a great weekend!!

Susan said...

I agree with everything you said. Those are all reasons that I blog as well.

Happy Hopping!