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Top Ten Tuesday- Eight Reasons I enjoy reading



Hi! Jana hosts Top Ten Tuesday @thatartsyreadergirl. This meme was born put a love of lists, and bringing the book blogging community together. Each Week, Jana will post a prompt and we bloggers will make a list based on that prompt. We also have the option to go rogue and do our own thing. This week, our topic is reasons I love reading. I went with eight instead of my usual ten.

1- The escape

I know that this might be others reason for reading, but real life is a lot. I love reading because it offers me the opportunity to escape and be taken away from my real-life troubles for a while. 

2-Finding new characters to love

I love finding a new book filled with new characters that I can call my friends. I know that sounds cheesy, but I’ve always been one that loved to meet all the characters in my favorite books. My favorite characters to meet are the ones that are bookish or ones that have a passion for theatre or music. Once I find a character, I love finding out more about them and their world.

3- Exploring new locations

 I have traveled little but when I’m reading I feel like I’m traveling the world.  I feel like I see new areas and I love seeing unknown places I don’t know about through books. I’m not a big fantasy reader, but I do love exploring the world that an author creates and how much time they spend on world-building. I’m not a fantasy writer because I could never put the amount of world-building they do into their stories.

4- Discovering new authors

I love discovering some new to me authors. Whether they recommend from friends, book bloggers, family, or book review sites I love finding new authors I enjoy based on others. Just this year alone, I’ve read upwards of five new authors and will follow their work from now on.

5- To learn something about other cultures and events

I mostly read fiction, but I love learning about other cultures through reading. I tend to gravitate to Hispanic stories. I’m not sure why but I really love the culture, and I love learning new things I didn’t already know through reading fiction. A recent read that did this very well was Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas.

6- Finding new stories

Like characters, the plot plays a big part in why I love reading. Whether the story is in my genre, I love seeing how I enjoy a new story. Every year I love finding a list of new stories to try to put based on new releases that come out, and backlist books I want to read that year.

7- The bookish community

I love reading because I love talking about the books I’ve read with the community. Also, I love the community because it’s a great place to go when I need book recommendations. I count book bloggers, bookstagram, book twitter, book Tumblr, and Facebook groups all within this.

8- Writing reviews

I know that some people might not enjoy doing reviews but I really enjoy them. I love analyzing a book and forming an opinion based on what I’ve read. I’ve also spent years perfecting my review format, and I think my current one works best for me. 

Comments

  1. I also love learning about other cultures and events through books.

    My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-reasons-why-i-love-reading/

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  2. I appreciate the conversation and always when someone takes the time to comment or share their thoughts. Also love books that are light hearted as a little escape! They're the best. :)

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    1. I love that as well. Thanks for stopping by Rissi.

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  3. I love all of these reasons but the escape is big for me. :)

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    1. It's a big one for me as well. Thanks for stopping by Greg.

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  4. You are absolutely right on the book community! It's a great benefit. :)

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    1. Being a part of the book community is one of my favorite things. Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. Bookish travel is one of the reasons why I love reading, too. :D

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    1. It's so much fun. Thanks for stopping by Lark.

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  6. I definitely love traveling through books. My favorite ones are set in idyllic little towns that I really wish existed in real life!

    Happy TTT!

    Susan
    www.blogginboutbooks.com

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  7. It's always exciting to discover new great artists. Great list! :)
    Here's my list!

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  8. The Bookish Community is a great community!

    Here is my TTT post: https://readbakecreate.com/?p=468

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  9. Great list! It's always lovely to discover new authors you enjoy

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  10. Travelling is the greatest reason for me but that way we learn about other cultures and history, as well.

    Thanks for visiting my TTT earlier.

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  11. I am only just starting to join this lovely bookish community, and already you are all making me feel welcome, so maybe that will be on my list next year!

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    1. Welcome to the bookish community Kat! I have you have a great time. Thanks for stopping by.

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