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5 Reasons I Love Reading

Hello lovelies! How are you? A couple of weeks ago “Why I love reading” was a top five Tuesday topic and I loved reading everyone’s posts, so I felt inspired to make one of my own. I know it’s not even Tuesday, but we’re all friends here so it’s fiiiine, right?

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1. I’m hooked on stories.

We all are, of course. It’s human nature to crave stories. It’s how our brains are wired. I tell myself stories all the time, about people the bus or in the street, character in books or tv show. When I listen to a song a dramatic music videos always play in my head. I could daydream for hours. So even on the rare occasion that I don’t have my nose stuck in a book, I’m usually lost in a story. But books have always been my favorite way to get my story fix.

2. The beauty of words.

Books are my favorite medium of story telling, cause I’m so in love with words. I think it’s wonderful how the simple act of putting words together to express a thought or feeling or idea can create so much beauty. Sometimes I just have to sit with a sentence for a minute to let it sink in, or write it down in my little notebook full of pretty words and phrases.

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3. Moment of connection.

One of my favorite things to experience as a reader are moments of connection. That small thrill of recognition you feel when you read a line that’s so you, it’s like the author read your diary. I’m forever fascinated by the way words on paper can make me feel so seen, so understood, so validated. Books truly are the truest magic

4. Expanding myΒ horizon

On the flip-side of my narcissistic desire to see myself reflected in the books I read, is my desire to see the world from someone else’s point of view. Reading about characters from different backgrounds, countries and cultures to your own is so interesting. It broadens your horizon and deepens your empathy. There’s a reason they say a reader lives a thousand lives.

5. Believing in fairytales.

We’re all here for a bit of escapism, right? Books are my favorite way to take a break from reality. They’re magical portals to mythical lands and faraway galaxies. They can take you wherever (or whenever) you wish to go. When I need some magic, books give it to me. When I want to believe in fairytales, books let me. No wonder I love them so damn much.

capture-20181230-004950What do you love the most about being a reader? Do you remember what made you fall in love with books in the first place?

 

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34 thoughts on “5 Reasons I Love Reading

  1. All the points mentioned are some of the reasons I love reading. The chance to escape, the new life and adventure that you can live, and my constant need to daydream about what could have happened, makes me love the beauty of words on paper so much. Reading about other cultures, other countries, it makes for an experience that you can possibly never live in real life.

    I πŸ’–πŸ’•β€πŸ’žπŸ’—πŸ’˜ reading❣

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    1. Thank you so much! I think the beauty of words get overlooked sometimes too, but I have to admit I love lyrical writing. Even when it’s a little over the top. But I see why it’s not everyone’s cup of tea 😊

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      1. I think it really depends on the writer. I find some writers default to writing descriptions that don’t actually make sense if you think about them. Stuff like “Tangible rage welled from her mouth like plump, golden bees spilling from an overturned hive of molten honey.” Like, how is rage tangible? How does something “well” from your mouth? What do bees have to do with it, and why is it important they’re plump???

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      2. Hahahaha, ok even I would draw the line at the plump bees. Yeah, it definitley depends on the author. I think if an author’s style is naturally very lyrical, it reads natural as well – even if some of their descriptions are a little (or
        a lot) on the abstract side. But if an author is trying too hard to sound lyrical, it often ends up looking forced and silly.

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  2. I quite agree that stories are addictive! Even if reading wasn’t the best way to share this (and it us, duh!) you can see that with the popularity of TV, film and stage productions. A good post πŸ™‚

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  3. I didn’t always love reading and I didn’t actually fall in love with it until 7th grade. I think its because I found out what genres I liked and what I didn’t like and that made reading more enjoyable!

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  4. this is such a thoughtful post! reading is such an amazing hobby like the happiness and joy we get from reading words off paper is incredible. expanding horizons and escapism for SURE are some of the great benefits that come with reading. i also adore your picture, now im craving some hot chocolate lol
    awesome post ❀

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  5. I can rarely give my answers in words when faced with a question like this (β€œwhy do you love reading?”), but I think you put your answers in words beautifully! One thing I know for sure is that I love how simple words can be put in such beautiful combinations, and that with just a few words, they can be made into something truly wonderful!

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  6. I agree so much with all of your reasons, especially the last one. No matter what it is that I need from a story at that moment, there’s always a book that can satisfy that craving, be it magic or mystery or the fluffiest of fluff. There’s a book for everything and for everyone.

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  7. I love this list and I agree with all of your points here, especially the first and fifth one! I am always, always craving stories, I adore them so much and they live on in my head so many times, I adore creating stories and reading them, too. and to escape, I love to escape real life for even just a moment through the pages of a book. It’s magical, really πŸ™‚

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  8. Ooh, I agree so much on the connection! I love it when I find a character that either resembles me or has a trait I have or is growing through something similar because I end up learning so much about myself through them. A special relationship develops there πŸ™‚

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