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.