Ten Reasons I Love Reading


The Broke and the Bookish's Weekly Top Ten Tuesday is about Ten Reasons We Love...well, anything!  Head over to check out their list and other awesome book reviews.

1. Reading allows me to forget the major stresses in my life and instantly calms me down.

2. Getting lost in a book is the best imagination exercise possible.

3. I love being a wardrobe designer, set manager, and makeup artist.  The direction is provided to me by the author but I like to think it's up to me to fill in the painting, like a color by number.

4. When I open a book, new ideas are immediately available to me and challenge the way I already think and behave.

5. Quotes.  Gosh darn quotes.  There is nothing like coming upon a quote that gives you all the feels.

6. Discussing a book with someone you just met feels incredibly personal.  It's this immediate way to share a passion and bond.  My insatiable need for reads helped me build essential relations in my new job!

7. A really good book (or a really bad one) inspires me to write and create my own world, sometimes in response to what I've just read.

8. There is a never ending stream of books I want to devour.  Some of books recommend another book within their pages.

9. I tend to use the library often because I like the idea of hundreds (probably only three) people holding the same experience in their hands so its genuinely one of the last free forms of entertainment!

10. Reading allows me to learn through others' mistakes.  I like to think I haven't veered too far off the path because my favorite characters did and they made me stronger by messing up themselves.  Or, I learned that making mistakes is an adventure worth taking.

16 comments:

  1. Great list, Jen! I love escaping reality even for a few hours in a book. :)
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  2. Really nice post! Reading has always been one of my fav escapes from the world. Do you write fiction as well as your blog? I find that it's a whole new feeling of immersion!!

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    1. I do! I'll be starting my MFA in Creative Writing this fall :)

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  3. I laughed out loud at #5. It's too right! Great list, Jen.

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  4. Great list!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/06/07/top-ten-tuesday-60/

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  5. Totally agree with you here! Lovely list. I love #3! It's all about getting in touch with our own creativity that makes it all even more fun.
    My TTT is about reading challenges. You can check it out here if you want https://chapteradventures.wordpress.com/2016/06/07/top-ten-tuesday-reasons-why-i-love-reading-challenges/

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  6. If you like set design you should totally read Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour. The M/C designs the perfect movie sets and it was my fave part of that book. Also, YAY for another Pittsburgh blogger!! I always get really excited when I find more of us :)

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    1. I definitely will and OMG woohoo for Pittsburgh! I'm still relatively new and haven't met any Pittsburgh bloggers! You're my first :D

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  7. I love your list too! I hear you on the never ending list...but I think that is one of the wonderful things, there is always something new out there :)

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  8. Excellent list! I love all the great quotes as well. Good one!

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  9. Reading! I agree with all of these :) I love talking books (obviously!) and I adore the experience of imagining everything as I read :)

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  10. I think I agree with every single one of these. But especially the quotations - I'm a sucker for a brilliant quotation. I sometimes think that some quotations are even better when they're removed from their context, and you can just appreciate how truly beautiful two or three lines can be all on their own. :)

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  11. I love your list!!! Especially your comment about quotes. It's just lovely when an author beautifully expresses something.

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  12. Great list! #1 is so so true.

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  13. #10 - I have always considered Wisdom to be the ability to learn from other's mistakes. It's great when those others are fictional so fewer "real" people have to make those mistakes.

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