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This week’s topic is-
Top Ten Reasons I Love Being A Reader
1. I Learn Things
I am not a huge fan of non-fiction, so I am mainly talking about learning through fiction. In the past year, I learned about the Armenian Genocide, more about the Holocaust and the Juden Rat, Zelda Fitzgerald’s life,
the orphan trains of the early 20th century, perfume making, occupied France, etc….
2. I get to enter so many new worlds
I have gotten to go to- Narnia, Panem, Hogwarts, Middle Earth, Mordor, Neverland, Wonderland, and OZ, just to name a few.
3. I get to imagine the people/places in my own mind- not someone else’s vision of them.
I will admit that sometimes the movies/T.V. get it write, but other times?? No way. And I hated the second Dumbledore.
4. The smell of a book
5. When a story really moves me, it stays with me.
Some books this has happened with are- The Book Thief, Pride & Prejudice, Gone with the Wind, Little Women, To Kill a Mockingbird-whoops, I need to stop myself because I could probably keep going and going.
6. If it is a great book, or just one that I love, I can reread it, and always get something new out of it each time.
Books that do that for me are- Harry Potter-all, The Hunger Games, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and The Lord of the Rings. There are more, but I don’t’ want to keep repeating myself.
7. No matter where I go, I have something to do.
Waiting rooms, DMV, in the car waiting for one of the kids, eating breakfast/lunch/dinner, and sometimes even in the middle of boring meetings-shh. I can bring a book anywhere- and usually do.
8. I feel like I am working my brain, not wasting brain cells (tv).
Don’t’ get me wrong, I love some shows, and there is a lot of good quality out there. I am in awe of Downton Abbey, and want to start watching Breaking Bad, but 9 times out of 10, I prefer to read. I am loving the Olympics, since I can read through at least 75% of the broadcast, and pick my head up just for the action.
9. I am passing this love onto my kids.
Their dad is not a reader, but they are (yeahhh!!) Though I am finding my son reading less while in high school, I think they both have this love firmly implanted.
I am going to stop here, because these 9 gaming pouring out, and if I have to search for another, maybe it’s not a good enough reason. I find there are so many though! This was probably the easiest list I have written.
What about you? Why do you love being a reader?
Please leave a comment!
It’s so great that your kids love to read too! Escaping to new worlds and learning about the lives of different people are definitely some of the things I love most about reading too!
Learning things is such a great reason to love reading. There are always new aspects of the world to learn about, and the infinite supply of books in the world means that I’ll be discovering more of them every year.
I love this! Every year I try to look back and see what i learned from books that year.
Oh the smell of a book…I was reading a new book last night and hubs gave it a sniff and asked why I like the smell so much. He thought it was a dreadful smell. And yes, passing the love on to the next generation. I love that my daughter reads, and as my son gets a bit older I hope that he does too.
By the way, are you still considering BEA? I think we are relatively close to each other (I’m in NW Morris County) and I’m really considering going to at least the Power Reader day if you are looking for a travel buddy.
I am thinking of going- it’s the last week of May, right? It would be great to travel in together!
10. It’s a fantastic alternative to housework. Haha!
Because really: read or scrub the toilet? No question…
Love your list!
I am so excited to pass my love of reading on to my children.
I love to reread books to, there are a couple I reread every year (like Jane Eyre). It just makes me…happy.
Same with me- I really love it, but I find since I starting reviewing, I don’t reach for my old favorites as much as I would like.
Ah the smell of new – and old – books!
My favourite is “the smell of books”. They do have something magical, don’t they?
I love that-stop for stopping by!
I guess that was a thank you (you gotta love when your mind is so busy and laught at it, right?) And my pleasure!
Sorry- I keep finding myself away from the blog for days at a time, so I try to rush to catch up!
Oh, you made me smile with that typo 😉