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Top 5 Reasons You Should Start Reading NOW

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.

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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.

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Conquering challenges

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!


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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.

 


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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!

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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.

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So let’s hear it, why do you love to read and why do you think others should share your passion?

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51 thoughts on “Top 5 Reasons You Should Start Reading NOW”

  1. I do agree, its just hard to find the time. I use my commute these days to listen to audio books and podcasts. I’ve gotten so much inspiration from them, and learned so much. I now look forward to my daily 3 hour commute!

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    1. Man, I couldn’t imagine a 3 hour commute each day! That definitely a prime time to get some good reading in! Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. The internet has made it so easy for society to get some form of reading! I am glad to see you taking advantage! Happy reading!

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  2. Oh I can so relate to this. The first book I read was 20,000 leagues under the sea and it changed me forever. I used to pretend I was Captain Nemo and even spoke with a French accent, I was like 10 years old! My dad is a total bookworm and always gave us books for Christmas. I prefer books to audio books as I feel I can’t really follow! I’d rather read. Congratulations on your 3rd-month anniversary!

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    1. I am currently listen to The Alchemist and I find myself having to rewind because my mind has drifted off. It is such a good book I don’t want to miss anything but I tend to do more multi-tasking when listening to audio-books lol. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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    1. Isn’t it great! Reading is something no one else can take away from you and I love it! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Hey Kimmie,

    I sooo love your list of reasons for reading. I’ve had such a long list of excuses for why I can’t lately, and usually, it’s a time issue. My compromise has been audio books, so I still get to explore new places but also work at the same time.

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    1. Audio books are definitely the way to go! I get so much done while listening to them! Thanks for stopping by and happy reading!

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  4. great blog post, nicely put together with the photos and the text working really well. I am a big reader, always have been, so many of the points you made resonate with me. thanks for sharing

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  5. Congratulations on your blog anniversary! Well, books always make me wanna travel! When i first read Haruki Murakami and the Norwegian wood i wanted to visit Tokyo and Japan! when i read Rosamunde Pilcher i wanted to visit Cornwall and yes, wish i could visit any place i discover in the books.

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  6. I recently started a ladies book club ! Yay ! lol I love to read but haven’t been as I should, I’m thrilled to be back on the bookworm wagon. Reading opens my mind to different perspectives and soothes my nerves.

    Love your points… great blog

    Cheers 🙂

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    1. Ahhh! I wish I lived near you, I would sooo join your book club! And boom worming is the only way to be hehehehe. Thanks for stopping by! And encourage your book club ladies to follow my blog! 😬

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      1. Hi Kimmie!

        I KNOW right! And I will do … I know I commented before, but I read it again LOL… you are 3 months, I started on 14th June, 2017 – so we are two newbies to blogging. Keep posting dear!!!
        What are you reading now? Our first book we selected for August is Redeeming Love – Francine Rivers…

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      2. Yay for being a newbie! I am currently reading The Alchemist by Paulo Caelho and also Opium by Desiree! Let me know how your first meeting goes! I am proud of you for getting one started!

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  7. Kimmie;
    I just loooooooove your blog and having conversations with you. You are such an inspiration to all of us readers. I love reading and find my self always reading leadership books. I would love to start listening to books on tape.

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  8. Great post! Really makes me want to get back into reading, but sometimes I just don’t feel like I have the time. Always looking out for good recommendations, though. Thank you!

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  9. Ok, i can only say I do not read at all. The last book a was reading when i was a kid. Today when i receive a book it is on my shelf which might be empty. But i read online and more than newspapers or magazines

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