It is my 3 month anniversary as a blogger and I am so appreciative of you rocking with me this long! This experience has been wonderful and I look forward to what lies ahead as I continue this journey! Many have asked why I decided to start a book blog and my response is simple, I really enjoy reading <3.
Learning about places you have never been
Regardless of if it is real or not, it is sometimes nice to get out of your comfort zone and learn about a new place or even about a city in which you have been to but didn’t know a certain place or community issue existed! I will never forget reading the Black Land series and finding about Detroit and what the city had to offer. My husband and I consider ourselves travelers and I found myself wanting to go there and even visit some of the places listed and because of this book, we are planning to make a trip in 2018.
Who doesn’t love a good challenge to keep you motivated! There are loads of book challenges in places like Pinterest that give you a list of books you need to read by like the end of the summer, year, month etc. Due to being in a book club, I challenge myself to read 3 books a month, 2 books from the book club and one book of my choosing. While this may be challenging for some, and I don’t always reach my goal; having an actual goal to seek is always nice and good for the soul!
Learning about new things
This is where my audiobooks come into play. If school was free, I promise I would be a professional student lol! I love to learn but for now, my Master’s degree will be my stopping point and reading will take its place. Gaining strategies about negotiating, marriage advise, or ways to be a better person is always a win for me. “Who Moved My Cheese”, “Year of Yes”, “Everyday a Friday” are just a few audiobooks in which I have learned ways to better myself as a person.
Claiming “Me time”
Kimmiecup knows how to zone out when reading! Like previously mentioned in my post discussing practical ways to find time to read; I have mastered zoning out while working out. I have a thing in which I hate stopping in the middle of a page so even my husband has mastered requesting to know when I am at a stopping point so he can have my attention (HA!). But guys, “me time” is very important and I encourage all of you to consider grabbing a book during your me time. This is a time to refresh your mind body and soul and do something you enjoy!
Connecting with others
This is one of my favorite reasons! I love talking to people and connecting in different ways. Since the release of my blog, so many people have shared their favorite book and I can literally see the passion and I love it! Unless you broadcast it, many people don’t mention that they are readers. As a matter of fact I feel there are a lot of closet readers out there who I feel should shout it to the mountain tops that this is their hobby! I for one love to know who reads and who doesn’t because then I know who to go to for reading suggestions! Every time I mention I am an avid reader so many people are like “oh I want to get into reading” or “omg have you read xyz?!”. It is so much fun to see and we end up talking for hours at times lol.
So let’s hear it, why do you love to read and why do you think others should share your passion?