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Everyday, at some point, I quietly peruse my emails. Depending on how many post the blogs I follow have scheduled, I read about 10 quick blog post, reviews and tips. And usually with pen in hand in case I find some information I like. Well, today I had an Aha moment. I read another wonderful blog post from The Quiet Pond, which I follow. It was another recommendation post, and it has some great books by indigenous authors.
But thats not what got me. What struck me was a harsh realization I had as I was reading. I have been so engrosed with finding Indigenous authors from North America. I feel like I have had blinders on. It had not occured to me to broaden my search parameters to include countries like Aotearoa (New Zealand), or Austalia. And not just them, but the rest of the world.
We read to know we are not alone.—C.S. Lewis
Their list has 8 books that never came up in my internet searches. The only one I have heard recently is The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline (Which is now on my TBR). The entire post made me think about how, although I thought my reading is inclusive, I need to invest a bit more to be where I want and think I should be.
Below is a link to the great blog post I want to share with you guys to read.
- The wider you read the more informed you are.
- With different blogs there are different opinions.
- Return on invested time is immeasurable.
The wider you read the more informed you are.
Reading more than one book blogs can put books on your radar that you would have never heard about if you only read one blog.
There is a ginormous number of blogs out there. Almost 570 million blogs are active today. And each blog is as different as the blog authors themselves. Divide that by 195 countries and the information we get is such a minute fraction of what is available, that if we only have one source for our bookish information, we are depriving ourselves of a rich and diverse reading experience.
With Different Blogs There Are Different Opinions
Reading several book blogs can be a great experience. While increasing the number of books available to you, it can also help you see other views about the books you choose to read. No two bloggers are alike, even if they like the same genre, they may have completely seperate reasons why they like or dislike a book.
Also, reviews and recommendations tend to be subjective. Reading opposing viewpoints on anything cause the reader to be more analytical and make their own decision. While most book blogs will have a large amount of positive feedback on books, because we blog about what we love, reading negative reviews can also be helpful for readers.
Read. Read. Read. Just don’t read one type of book. Read different books by various authors so that you develop different style.R.L. Stine
Your Return On Invested Time is Immeasurable.
Once you have a couple book blogs you feel can steer your reading life in the direction you want, you will notice the new range of books available to you. With over 2700 books being launched each day, you will be able to find a great book no matter what genre catches your fancy.
Reading and following multiple book blogs has helped me read wider and more inclusive. It has also opened my eyes a bit wider to my own blindspots.
Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.Vera Nazarian
Remeber to check out this great blog post for recommendations of Indigenous authors to read and celebrate this November.
Now I would love to hear from you.
How many book blogs do you follow? Or is there one blog that is your go to for all things books? Leave a comment and let the community know.
And As Always…
Go forth, dear readers, support your favorite indie authors and encourage reading and literacy.