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To know we are not alone. ~C.S. Lewis~

Thursday, December 3, 2009

a whole new world at my fingertips

BTT is a long running bookish meme. To join in pop over and read the 100's of interesting comments. This week a BTT question about BTT…

What’s your favourite part of Booking Through Thursday? Why do you participate (or not)?

You must pop over to BTT this weeks it's snowing! So pretty wish we had some snow here - wrong hemisphere, just heat haze here

I got into blogging for a number of different reasons one of which was to sort out my reading into some kind of order. What I didn’t expect was the pleasure I would find in just being part of a new community – who knew there was a whole world of people at my fingertips (excuse the pun).

I really enjoy the thinking part of answering BTT questions, have I lied about reading a book? why do I do that?; just what are the 15 books that will always stick with me …and why? etc. Sometimes the questions don’t move me to answer but I get a lot of entertainment reading what everyone else has to say.

That’s the best bit for me - everyone’s responses – it is amazing just how varied we all are and yet so often I find an answer that makes me feel ‘normal’, the ‘same’ and makes me sigh and say to myself “see someone else does that too!”

8 comments:

Alayne said...

Same here, I love reading everyone's answers. Here's my answer.

eveningreader said...

Yes! I love reading people's responses, but I especially love the ones that make me say, "Me too!" :)

gautami tripathy said...

I echo it!

Booking through Thursdays

Samantha said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. You're right, a lot of people seem to have the same answer this week.

And you are so right about the feeling of finding other people that do the same as we do.

Marie Burton said...

Great thorough response, & I agree, of course =)
I always love reading everyone's opinions!
Here's mine

barbarah said...

I not only like the questions that make me think. but I also like having access to all these book bloggers (when no one in my world reads much), and even having some with different answers than I would have given challenges my thinking.

bitsy said...

I definitely agree, the only reason I discovered the book blogging community was through BTT and just having that alone was amazing. Then there is the feedback, the questions and answers and community of it that just add so much to it. I especially liked that bit you said about being relieved when other people do the same things, I know exactly what you mean!

Dot said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! Great answer, it's lovely to read eveyone elses responses and they way in which they interpret the questions.