I have a personal blog where I post random stuff and talk about anything that comes to mind. It used to be active during its first two years, but it’s been inactive for months now because life happens and I can’t find the time to update it anymore.
I used to write posts about the books I’ve read on my personal blog. And they aren’t the “book reviews” we know today – they’re more of reactions, because they’re very spoilery. I wrote about how I felt while reading certain scenes, and there were times when the posts were too detailed because I couldn’t contain the feels.
These were the “book reviews” on my personal blog:
- The Fault in Our Stars
- The Time Keeper
- Monster High
- One Crazy Summer
- What I Didn’t Say
- Under the Never Sky
- I’ve Got Your Number
I couldn’t forget that one time when my classmate in high school told me that he started reading Matched because he saw it on my blog. We ended up talking about the entire series after Reached was released and I guess the reason why I still remember that memory is because I felt something really strong at that moment: my blog matters.
If my posts on my personal blog led someone to discovering a book they ended up liking, what could possibly happen if I dedicate a blog entirely for books?
That’s when Bibliophile Soprano happened.
Back in 2014, when I was thinking of a blog name, I wanted something unique in it. Inspired by the book playlist posts I see, I thought of actually singing the songs that I believe would be fit for the books I read.
Two years later, here I am, writing this post – because I myself needed a reminder of why I blog.