I don't usually do memes but APOOO tagged me for one that fits very well with the last day of BBAW.
This is easy-peasy, and a perfect way to end BBAW so here goes ...
1 - COMMUNITY - Wow, is there EVER a community?! In my real life I've always felt like my obsessive love of reading is strange. It didn't bother me to be different (in fact I revel in it!) but it was sometimes isolating. Once I started blogging I found out there there are TONS of people like me out there! It is wonderful to belong to a community of readers, to talk books with people all over the world, and to share an obsessive love of the written word that transcends our differences. So yeah, I'm all about the community.
2 - MY TBR LIST - I'm not sure if this is a positive or a negative, but my TBR list has grown exponentially. On the good side it means that I'm learning about fabulous new books all the time. One the bad side, will I seriously ever read all of them? I think not. But I keep adding to the list all the same!
3 - ADDICTION TO POSTING - Does anyone else have this problem? I have so much to say and all I want to do all day is write it and post it. I have to force myself to do other things whenever I'm at the computer.
4 - MOM & SON BOOK CLUB - I've always read with my son, and I've been a part of a book club for 3 years, but I don't think I would have started the Mom & Son Book Club if it hadn't been for blogging. I've written about the beginnings of our mini club before so I won't go into detail here, but it's one of the best things that has come out of my blog.
5 - EMPATHY - I've always tried to be there for my family and friends when they needed me, to support them in whatever they are going through, good or bad. But sometimes I just have no idea what is needed, what to say, or what to do, or I unknowingly say the wrong thing. The amazing thing about blogs (not necessarily book blogs, rather the more personal ones) is that you get to see what is going on in the blogger's head. They are more honest and open online than they are in person. I've learned so much about how to relate to people in trying circumstances from reading those posts, especially the ones that downright tell you what to do - they are wonderfully useful.
Ok, so those are my 5 things. You know I don't tag anymore but please feel free to tag yourself if you like. If you do post your 5 things please comment and let me know, and I'll add a link to you here.