Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday - Reasons I Love Being a Reader/Blogger


A weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish

Top 5 Reasons I love Being a Reader 

1.) Explore New Worlds
The quote in my header from A Dance with Dragons says it all. A reader lives a thousand lives. You can to go back to a favorite period in history, imagine what the future will be like, explore world ruled by magic, or you can just go to a city you've also wanted to visit. And you can do all of this without leaving the comfort of your own home.

2.) Helps Relate the People and Situations
Not only are you able to explore places but you're able to explore the minds and lives of people you may not otherwise get to. Not only is this interesting but it helps you be able to relate to people from all walks of life. Check out this recent study that says reading makes you more empathetic!
http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2013/oct/08/literary-fiction-improves-empathy-study

2.) Positive Outlet for Emotional Insability
Not that I'm emotionally unstable but there are times where I just need a good cry, a good laugh, or to get really angry. I know books and even chapters I can read that allows me to do that in a more healthy way.


4.) Always Have Something to Do
I take the bus to work. I'm a hurry up and wait kind of person, I don't have cable. But I always have a book. Whether it's on the kindle app on my phone or a paper book. I'm never without something to do and never bored.

5.) Instant Decor
Books are so pretty and colorful. My pride and joy is my bookshelf. I love having my books on display. I'm not a big decorator. In my last apartment I only hung a single picture but the first thing I did when I moved was set up my books.



Top 5 Reasons I Love Book Blogging
6.) Found Some Amazing Books
Since blogging my TBR pile has exploded. While this is intimidating it is also fantastic. My favorite book so nfar this year I found through blogging and I found some the Grisha trilogy from a blog.

7.) Interacting with Authors
It's like bookish celebrities. I haven't met any authors in person because no one ever comes to Pittsburgh, but when an author favorites a tweet, responds to a tweet, or even follows me, I feel very special. I totally geek out!

8.) Positive Way to Express my Opinions
I sometimes express my opinions in negative ways. What I love about blogging is that it gives me a way to communicate my feelings and opinions. And it let's me express thoughts and theories with others.

9.) Making New Bookish Friends
I've been blogging inconsistently for four years but just recently I found this amazing community of people. I love being able to read other people's options, comment, and chat on twitter. As I meet more people in the community the more I enjoy it.

10.) It's Fun!
Because of all the reasons listed above. But also because it allows me to be creative. Not only the writing but also finding gifs, designing the layout, and so much more.



Why do you love reading and blogging? Leave me a comment and of course Happy Reading!

13 comments:

  1. This is a great post! I ended up dividing my post into five reasons I loved reading and five I loved blogging as well. I loved the prompts so much I wanted to do both! I'm glad you did as well because you have some awesome reasons here. Reading is so incredible, it really is like going to another world. Through it we can experience different countries and cultures and even those worlds that don't exist! I had never thought about how reading can make us understand others better, but that's really true. Reading puts us into the thoughts of a character who isn't like us, and that's a really interesting concept that I hadn't even realized happens every time we pick up a book. Great post, and I definitely agree the book blogging community is fantastic!

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    1. Yeah, I had never thought about it until someone mentioned the article to me but it makes sense. You are able to put yourself if someone else's shoes and relate to them and their struggle. It has to translate into real life situations. Reading is great! It makes us better people, plus we learn a lot and have fun doing it!

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  2. Those are really awesome points! I totally agree with you :D

    My Top Ten this week!

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    1. Thanks Ellie! I loved this week's topic. I don't know about you but I don't often think critically about the intrinsic benefits of reading and blogging. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  3. OOh nice reasons! I used the last one as my last one too! Although it seems on my current computer (not my laptop) the pic doesn't show up. Oh well! Great reasons!

    Here's my Tuesday post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Nice! It really is so fun! I love thinking of content and layout. I saw your picture when I saw your post yesterday, Sppongebob right? I love the FUN song. My friend and I used to sing and I would do the Plankton part.

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  4. Yes yes yes to the instant decor! My house is covered in books and I'm always adding more-- at least they look nice all lined up! ;)

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    1. So true! They do look so nice all lined up. It's also fun to rerganize the bookshelf from time to time. I've always thought about doing the rainbow design but I like my series being together so I've never done it. Maybe one day. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  5. My TBR pile has exploded too, since I started blogging. I probably wouldn't have read Cinder though and that would have been sad.

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    1. I wouldn't have read Cinder either! So many amazing books I would have missed out on! As annoying as an exploding TBR pile is, it's great to have found some really amazing books.

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  6. Ah! I've only read the first of the Grisha books but it is a-maze-ing! Can't wait to read the rest.

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    1. It's so amazing and Siege and Storm is even better. I cannot wait for Ruin and Rising. I am noth excited and terrified! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  7. Hey Cassie, I love your blog! I nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award!!! Are you up for the challenge? ;)

    Check it out:
    http://theedailyprophetblog.blogspot.com/2014/02/the-liebster-blog-award.html#comment-form

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