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?
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.
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 my 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.
What do you love the most about being a reader? Do you remember what made you fall in love with books in the first place?