I’ve always loved reading and remember my Mum, my sister and myself each having a book on the go when I was younger. And I’m still a very happy bookworm. More so this last year because of my book reading challenge.
I’d forgotten how nice it is to get lost in a book. In fact it’s my idea of bliss. So much that I’ve been making sure I read every day.
It’s so much fun being a bookworm and here’s why:
You’ve got an amazing hobby…
…a hobby that opens up a whole world of imagination and discussion
There’s always something to read, even if you’ve read it before! I’ll never be lost with my Jane Austen collection.
If you’re a parent, you’re showing your child the wonder of reading a book.
You can shut yourself away from the world and relax (at least mentally).
No-one need ever be stuck for a gift idea again!
Reading gives your eyes a rest from the screens that we’re surrounded by every day in modern living.
But there are some side-effects too…
Any bookworm will likely tell you that they’d rather enjoy a good book than take part in a conversation any day. Unless it’s a discussion about a bookclub read!
…which tends to make them ever so slightly unsociable!
Reading a gripping book? Then say goodbye to sleep, household chores and normal life in general until it’s finished!
You get that ‘lost’ feeling when you’ve finished a really good book and have to re-connect with real life.
You can’t be friends with anyone who doesn’t understand you love of reading. Shame really, but books come first…
Are you a bookworm? Can you think of any other reasons? I’d love to know! Comment below or tweet me @AllSortsHere. Thanks!
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