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Why I Love Reading

I wasn’t really a reader growing up.

I was more fascinated by how a book was written. Reading for me back then was just a part of school activities but thanks to my high school friend, he influenced me to read books and the rest was history.

There’s something about reading that brings me comfort and joy. They say that “Life without books is like an unsharpened pencil… it has no point.”

1. I read to grow, learn and satisfy my curious soul.
In reading, we learn something new every day. Not just the how to’s of life but also the why’s of life. I have to admit that I didn’t learn the things I was supposed to learn at school but rather through reading. I learned and understood life through reading.

2. I can live a thousand lives whenever I read.
You only live once? Only if you want to. Traveling to different realms, taking on new adventures and embodying different characters is what reading can bring you. Bonus points for reading as it also sparks your imagination.

3. I can meet & connect with the characters, get to know them more and understand a whole new perspective on things.
Before I was an avid reader, I saw reading only as for pleasure and entertainment. I never imagined that I would understand and view things from different perspectives. It also helped me to be aware of what others are feeling in situations that every book I read has shown me.

4. I can also meet people, IRL.
YES! Reading has been a big part of how I made friends in real life; locally and internationally. I have met awesome people through the book community and I couldn’t be happier.

5. I never felt sad or alone whenever I’m reading. It’s my sweet escape from reality.
“Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life.” Fernando Pessoa

6. It’s one of life’s simple pleasure.
Can you imagine a world without books? Terrible isn’t it! Whenever I am stressed out in life I just open a book and enjoy every minute of reading. It’s my sanctuary where I can have peace of mind. Going home from school or work, finding simple pleasure in between the pages of your books.

It’s amazing how every situation you’re going through in life, you can just grab a book and see your life being unfolded as you read. 

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32 Comments

  1. It’s nice to see you quote Fernando Pessoa (I’m Portuguese) and I agree with everything you wrote. Books are everything <3.
    Amazing post!

  2. I love reading why fellow bookworm love the escape of books so much. I could not agree more with what you said, I hope more people can read this and see just how much books have to offer us.xx

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  3. “Life without books is like an unsharpened pencil… it has no point.” this is so true.. And I agree with number 5.. We can never be alone if we have books in our hands and let our imagination wander.. Love this post, Nicka!

  4. Great post! I heard somewhere once that reading a story is the closest thing we can get to actually experiencing something without actually experiencing it. I used to be a huge reader in my younger years but got out of the habit. I made a new goal for myself to read 2 books a month, but sometimes finding the time is hard! Audiobooks have really helped. 🙂

    1. Thank you lovely! Ah yes, I do understand your situation. Reading can be quite hard especially if a lot of things are happening in our lives. Hopefully you’ll get the chance to read Agree, Audiobooks are a big help with regard to reading books.

  5. I’m glad you’ve found a passion for reading! It’s amazing how much we can learn from reading a book, as well as expanding your imagination. It’s cool that you’ve met people in real life thanks to reading! It makes sense because of book clubs and all. Thanks for sharing reasons why you love reading! I need to get back to the game ;).

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

  6. Great post, loved reading this Nicka… I don’t read books as much as I should because life takes over and I can never find the time, but this has made me feel motivated to check a few out. Thanks x

  7. There is a reason why I came across your page. I love reading! I can relate to your post on so many different levels. People are amazed that I instead read a book than to watch TV. Stay in contact we can suggest books to each other.

  8. I agree with all of these! I haven’t been a reader growing up too but since I discovered my love for reading (in high school too!), I haven’t stopped, save for a few days/months of slump . I love how reading in first POV can make me understand the character better. Also, I’d love to do a post similar to this! Can I borrow this topic?

  9. This is such a wonderful post, and I couldn’t agree with you more. I’m really proud of my ability to empathise, and I’m certain that it comes from my love of reading. Being able to put yourself in the position of others is something that reading forces you to do, and allows you to learn from, and I couldn’t be more thankful for that. Lovely post.

  10. Ah love this post! I’m a massive bookworm and absolutely love the magic and mystery of reading a new book and being transported to a different place! A great post, can’t wait to read more!✨

  11. I love this post. I love reading as well. I learned to read at a very young age and I haven’t put down books since. Great post takes me back to some great times reading.

  12. Totally agree. I never used to be a huge reader and then one day, I found a book I loved and I’ve never looked back. There is something special about being able to escape reality for a little bit and just live with the characters you fall in love with. It’s a fantastic journey that we can always go back to!

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  13. I love reading too! I love the way my imagination is ignited when I read a piece of fiction. Books have always been a great source of escapism for me and I find it so fulfilling. It’s a bit of a challenge for me (have a young baby), but I’m trying to read a book a month. It’s such a great hobby!

  14. I guess we are pretty much the same, I wasn’t much of a reader as a child or as a teen. But instead of a friend, miraculously, bookstagram got me into reading and becoming a book hoarder too lol. So agreeing with understanding things from different characters’ perspectives. I find it rather fascinating how we always put ourselves into the characters’ shoes and try to understand their POV. And yes true, we become more understanding.

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