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.
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!