Top Ten Tuesday [#24]

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Random Fact of the Day: Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

It is has been a good couple weeks since I’ve posted a Top10T, so here I am again with a weekly post! I’m actually really excited to list this one, just because I love the topic itself.

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[1.] (the most obvious reason) WE ALL LOVE THE SAME THING(S)

We all have this dying love for books and everything bookish, and I looooove that because this leads to OTHER reasons why I love you! [check out my pun below! 😉 ]

[2.] Everyone  (or mostly everyone) is so friendly & helpful.

Whenever I ask for advice, recommendations, or anything of that sort there is always someone who is willing to help. Whether it’s via Twitter or on the comments of my posts, fellow bloggers are so uplifting and supportive. Support is everything, and I really appreciate everyone that has helped my blog & I along the way ❤

[3.] There are diverse bloggers in the community.

I just recently started to branch out to other blogs that aren’t bookish, for the bookish ones themselves, you don’t see the same content in every blog. Yes, a ton of bloggers post Top Ten Tuesday, Stacking the Shelves, etc., but if you venture closer through their blogs, you notice differences and I love that people add their own unique twists to their posts/blogs.

[4.] The awesome giveaways.

I know this one may sound a little selfish, but I really do enjoy seeing/joining various giveaways. I’ve seen a lot of different giveaways, from swag to mystery boxes and the fact that people are generous enough to GIVE AWAY books is just as beautiful.

[5.] Everyone has their own reason for blogging.

I think this aspect is really refreshing because not everyone wants to blog because “they want to express themselves”. Since I’ve been hosting a FWF every week, I noticed that there are varying responses to “When did your blogging journey start and why did you decide to begin?” Some people have said that they started it with a friend, or they wanted to connect with other readers. And honestly, the different reasons are pretty interesting to me!

[6.] Different types of readers.

Not everyone is a YA reader, and with that I find some really intriguing book recommendations when I DON’T want to read YA. When I started to read New Adult, I went straight to certain blogs because I knew that they read NA. Even though I mostly read YA, it is nice to know that there are other types of readers/bloggers who post reviews on other genres.

[7.] The drama.

Yes, I love me some drama. Okay, maybe not necessarily the “drama” in particular, but just the idea of imperfection. I don’t like to be involved in the drama, but I like to know that the bookish community is NOT perfect. There is less tension to follow the mainstream, even when there is actual peer pressure going around. Everyone has their own voice and opinions, and I think that’s what ultimately causes conflict in any situation. The bookish community can be very biased and/or “cliquey”, and honestly that’s one thing I dislike about the community. However, like I said, our imperfections are what makes us…”us”. And that’s okay… 🙂


I have officially accepted that I can never reach an actual list of ten things, lol. Before I end this post I just wanted to say to all of the bookish community that I absolutely adore you guys and ALL your imperfections — externally and internally. You guys are entirely amazing and wonderful and beautiful and YOU…And I love that so, so much. I appreciate YOU and I love YOU and all that YOU do!!! ❤

What do you love about the bookish community? Do you agree with me? Spread the LOVE and comment below! 🙂

Thanks for reading and I’ll see you next time…

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21 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday [#24]

  1. Reading this made me happy. XD The bookish community is my sanctuary, so I can totally relate to all of these.

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  2. I love this! ❤ It's so great to find people you can talk to endlessly about books, people who are so friendly and always there to help. I love it 🙂

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  3. The book community is such an amazing place! So many people to meet and so many friends to make! Like you mentioned, I love it that all of us love the same thing (books) and yet are so vert diverse! It just makes everything so much more cohesive in a chaotic way. ❤

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  4. Great list! I love the diversity in reading, as well. I love YA, but I like other books, too!

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  5. I 100% agree with you on the last one. I hate it when people think something is so perfect and are completely blind to any imperfection and then refuse to listen to anyone else’s opinion (of its negative) on said topic/thing. sometimes people just need to acknowledge that not everything is perfect even though we believe it is
    – Yasmin

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    • I’m glad you agree! Some people decide to only look at the positive and/or the perfection of it, and I understand why. However when it comes to something you love, I think it’s important to acknowledge the negative because it can help in the long run. The bookish community is amazing as it is, but we do have our flaws as individuals and as a whole. And so I hope our fellow bloggers realize that, but also the outside people looking into our community…
      Thank you for commenting — it’s means a ton to me! 🙂

      -Jess @jbelkbooks

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      • I think it’s important to always notice or at least accept the negative aspects of things, I think doing this helps the positives shine more. I also don’t think it’s very healthy to ignore the negative things, acknowledging them accepting them is a healthy and reasonable thing to do.
        You’re very welcome, I like commenting on you’re posts they always make me look at things differently (in a positive way) and also help me see things that I hadn’t really noticed before.
        – Yasmin

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      • Yes, yes, and yes — It’s seems as if we think alike! 🙂
        I’m glad that you enjoy reading and commenting on my posts, for you always have something meaningful to say, so thank you for that. It means a lot to me when people take the time to comment and chat with me for a little bit, just to have a little awareness that people actually read my posts… xD
        Thank you again, Yasmin! ❤

        -Jess @jbelkbooks

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      • I feel the exact same way! like a brief comment makes me happy. I share my opinion because I want someone to talk to me about it.
        you’re very welcome, thank you for taking the time to respond to my comments
        -Yasmin

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      • Haha yeah, any comment to me makes me happy, but the longer ones allow me to actually respond thoughtfully. No problem about replying — it is never a hassle 🙂

        -Jess @jbelkbooks

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  6. I love this post, is so real!!

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  7. I love the book blogging community! Everyone gets so excited about books and certain bookish happenings and it just makes me happy to have finally found a space where I can be my bookish self and be safe in the knowledge that a) people will love it and feel the same and b) there is someone out there who is even more obsessed than me!

    Great post, thanks for leaving your link 🙂

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