You have someone to flail with
As I’m sure most of you have noticed, flailing about books is so much more fun when you have someone flailing alongside you.
You have someone who understands
While everyone else is telling you it’s just a book, you have people who understand what you’re going through when you read a particularly heart-breaking book, or when you have just experienced a horrible cliff hanger.
You have someone who you can have discussions with
Sometimes, you just need to discuss a book, and sometimes writing a review just isn’t enough. You need to be able to have someone with whom you can complain about what you didn’t like, or discuss why you loved it so much.
And, most importantly, You have someone to tell you what to read next
I think this is pretty self explanatory. When you’ve finished a book, most often you just need to know which book you should read next, and people are good at telling you that.
Do you agree? Is there anything I missed?