Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
I am a big fan of reading, and there's not many things I'd rather do than dive into a wonderful book. This weeks topic for Top Ten Tuesday is "Reasons I Love X", and it was obvious that I had to do it on why I love reading so much. This will not be in any particular order, as all of these reasons add up to why I enjoy it.
Going on adventures
Even though I, technically, don't even leave my house, I go on so many adventures through book. I snuggle up in bed or on the couch whilst traveling through worlds, discovering amazing things and fighting dangers. I get to experience so much through books, and it's priceless.
This is something a lot of people don't think about, especially if they don't like reading. The thing is, through reading I have experienced to much and gotten to know so many different people. I've been inside of hundreds of heads, learning different ways to think and different kinds of mindsets. Even when you close the book, you take that with you.
Keeping an open mind
Because of all the different people I've met through reading, I've learned to not judge people before getting to know them. People go to so much stuff, that no one else knows about, and therefore you shouldn't judge before knowing someone. Through my experiences in books, I've learned to keep my mind open to new things, and it's amazing.
Through reading, I have been so many places that I'll probably never be able to see in real life. I've travelled all over the world, and to worlds that don't even exist. By keeping you imagination open, you travel through worlds and countries, experiencing it all through the pages.
Improving my vocabulary
English is not my native language, though I most of the books I read are English. By reading all of these books, my vocabulary has extended so much. It helps my writing, and everyday life. By reading so much English and learning new words, I have an advantage for the rest of my life, with everything that includes English.
It's a wonderful hobby
Some people like to hang out at the mall, watch movies or just hang out. I really like reading. With books you're never alone, and there are always something to do, something to read. No matter what kind of mood you're in, there's always something for it. If you want to read something sad, pick up a sad book. If you want to read something funny, pick up a funny book.
It brings me joy
Getting to know all the different characters, and connecting to them, gives my a lot of joy in life. Being able to think about characters outside of reading the actual book is something I enjoy so much, and books connects you to other people as well. When a book is so wonderful that you don't want to put it down, that's me favourite thing. When it's so good that you can't stop thinking about it, even after you've finished it, that's the main reason reading is so great.
There are plenty of other small, random reasons I love reading as well, but I can't list them all. This post would go on forever! Instead, I want to ask you a question. Why do you love reading?