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Top Ten Tuesday #30: Why I Love Reading

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Today’s theme is all why you love… I chose why I love reading. To me, reading is an essential part of life. Does it fully make up for real life? No. But it’s a great way to relax and it can even make your day. It won’t fix your problems, but for a little while, it can help you stop stressing about them. And sometimes, it helps you find a creative way to fix the things you feel are wrong in your life at the moment.

1. Reading is my safe zone

When I was a little kid, I didn’t exactly have the most loving or even safe home environment. Books and school became safe havens for me because I could escape into a world where I had more control. Craving a family friendly environment? There’s tons of books that allow you to experience a loving family atmosphere, without every leaving the comfort of your own room. In desperate need of some much needed girl time? Pick up a book and you can find yourself walking the halls with your favorite gal pals.

2. Adventures!

Let’s face it. Most of us will never get to climb Mount Everest or explore the depths of the Amazons. We’ll never get to experience the ancient worlds or fly off to distant planets. At least not in real life. However, when you open a good book, you can be sucked into their world and their adventures become yours. What’s not to love about that?

3. Getting to talk to other bookworms

Now this one can go either way. Some people take their opinions about books a little too seriously. Especially if you are not a fan of their favorite book in the world. In truth, I don’t really mind if I loved a book and someone else disliked it. Sometimes I like the idea of the story and weigh it more heavily than the actual quality of writing. Sometimes I can’t get into a book because it’s so poorly written. None the less, I am fascinated to learn what other people think about the books I read. I enjoy getting another point of view on it.

4. Books don’t cheat

This is kind of a difficult one to explain. But let’s face it. When you are holding a book in your hand, there are no expectations, except that you are going to read it and you might even enjoy it. It’s not going to whine if you have to put it down for a few weeks because of work. It’s also not going to crawl into some other bookworm’s bookshelf because you haven’t had a chance to get to it.

5. You can find whatever you need at the moment

We all have good days and bad days. One of the best things about being a reader is that I can always find something to fit my mood. If I’m having a rough day, I can find a humorous book to life my mood. If I’m looking for a bit of excitement, I can pick up a thriller or adventure novel. The sky’s the limit with books.

I’m afraid that’s all I have for today. Can’t wait to see what you all have listed today!

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About Kristine

As an aspiring author, avid bookworm, fitness fanatic and dedicated mother, there just aren't enough hours in the day. I write or post about things I'm passionate about and spend my time trying to make the most of every day. Life may be a tough journey, but I have my ruby red slippers and am content on skipping along this yellow brick road until the end of the line.

25 comments on “Top Ten Tuesday #30: Why I Love Reading

  1. Yes, yes, yes, and yes, and yes. I feel you completely. Books are my safe-zone, my pick-me up, and even my release when I need to cry and can’t let go, I read a snuffly book and I’m done for. Why I Love to Read Sci-Fi and Horror.

  2. Excellent reasons!! Books have always allowed me to get away from whatever was going on around me, if only for a while….

    My TTT

  3. aww I totally agree with all of these. When I was little, books were definitely my safe zone as well, and they still are, in a different way. ๐Ÿ™‚
    here’s my TTT!

  4. Yes to all of these! I love escaping and going on adventures with the characters. Books are definitely my safe zone and you’ve seen the shirt going around that says I’d rather be reading….yeah totally me ๐Ÿ˜€
    My TTT

    • I’m glad I’m not the only one. I have very few people that I know in my real life that understand the appeal of books. They think it’s weird or try to force trashy romance novels down my throat. They don’t realize finding the right book is an art form for some of us.

  5. hahaha books don’t cheat! Very cheeky! Until you’re on the bus and you see someone else reading YOUR book. Then things get a little testy.

    http://decoratethesoul.blogspot.com/

    • LOL! I don’t consider that cheating! Technically my book didn’t cheat, they are just spending quality time with one of its family members. So in a way, we’re now related! ๐Ÿ˜› Thanks for stopping by!

  6. all my yeses! Reading is the best ๐Ÿ™‚ My TTT

    • I should have put that books don’t judge. They don’t care if you have your make up done and won’t care if you are binging on some cheetos… unless you dare put your orange fingers on their pristine pages! ๐Ÿ˜›

      Thanks for stopping by!

  7. I had to chuckle at “Itโ€™s also not going to crawl into some other bookwormโ€™s bookshelf because you havenโ€™t had a chance to get to it.”

    My list top ten list is here: http://books.thetechchef.net/top-ten-tuesday-2/

  8. Oh yes, great pick for this weeks prompt! Love that this prompt means nearly all our posts are about something different. Love your topic, for the obvious reason that I can completely relate. I love reading, it is my passion and I know it is something I will be doing when I am old and grey. You can check my TTT post out here.

    • You’re right. Topics like this really help to offer us all a lot of diversity as we’re going through everyone’s posts. And the best thing is, we could easily pick something different every time. Thanks for stopping by!

  9. Yes! Absolutely perfect!!

    Here’s my Tuesday Post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. All great reasons to love reading. It’s the reason why we blog, right?

    TTT
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

    • Thanks! I’m honestly working on trying to find my love for blogging again. It’s been a long time since I just blogged to blog. Sadly, I’ve gotten comfortable (and a bit overwhelmed) with a ton of book blitz and cover reveals. Thanks for stopping by!

  11. Books are indeed my safe-zone. I came from a similar home and escaped from reality in books. And yes, I love that they don’t cheat!

    • I’m very protective of my books because of my childhood. They were actually the one thing my mother would never ground me from. She said it wasn’t right to ground a child from reading. Probably the wisest thing I ever heard her say.

  12. #4 – They give so much, but don’t demand anything in return.

    My TTT list

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