Reading is my first love. I don’t remember a time in my life where it wasn’t my favorite thing to do. I can spend hours on end lost in stories, with the world around me just disappearing. I love it so much that my wedding was themed around books. And truth be told, the fact that I’m a bookworm is one of my favorite things about myself, thanks to these 10 reasons.
10 Reasons It Rocks Being a Bookworm
One. We never run out of friends. And our friends are so dependable. If they change, we were there with them for every step of the way. We can come back to them time and time again and they are always there for us.
Two. We’ve lived hundreds of different lives. It feels so good to just be someone else for a little while. To imagine that I live in the Upper East Side, or where I can see the Golden Gate Bridge. That I’m a local of a small beach town, or I’m a member of the London Ton. That I get to be every age and personality, whenever I want.
Three. We have a fail-proof stress reliever. When you just can’t seem to get a grip on life, you read. Even if you don’t have time, you read. Because your heart needs it and if you don’t, the world better look out.
Four. Our imagination never dulls. You’re riding a dragon as it crosses through a waterfall. Or watching a gladiator fight within the walls of Ancient Rome. Or discovering the worth of “once upon a time” from the mind of a mouse. Good authors make it so you can vividly imagine their stories, and vividly imagine I do.
Five. We’ve traveled the world. I’ve been all over Europe, and I’ve spent quite a bit of time in New Zealand. I’ve been to parts of the Middle East. I’ve even been to other worlds and dimensions. Narnia, Middle Earth, Hogwarts, they all call me back to them.
Six. We can escape reality whenever we choose. The world can be a rough place to live. So I choose to escape from it quite often. Escape is one of the best words to represent what reading does for me.
Seven. We have killer vocabularies. Granted, I don’t exactly use mine. But based on the amount of words I’ve read, I’m bound to have a warehouse. We are constantly gaining new phrases, and finding better ways to express exactly what we think and feel.
Eight. We never have to go anywhere alone. A big qualification for what type of purse I buy is whether or not it will hold my kindle. Waiting on an appointment? Picking up a friend or kids? Eating lunch out? It’s never just me, it’s me and my book.
Nine. We have a common ground with people completely different. While reading is something most of us love to do alone, if we find a fellow wizard that didn’t get their letter too, we immediately have a bond. Oh wait, you want to be Jane Eyre’s best friend too? Let’s be best friends.
Ten. We understand the world around us so much better. We have a deep understanding of the emotions that people can feel, because we’ve either felt them due to a book or have witnessed a character feeling them. We’ve seen the result of countless situations, we’ve empathized with so many different people. And because of this, while we might be captives of another world, we are incredibly aware of our own.
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