The Perks Of Being A Bookworm


The thing I value most about books is also what I love most about music: There’s always something for everyone.

With such a wide variety in existence, each person can be reached (or not reached) in a different way. 

So while I can’t say you will definitely find all of these to be perks, I hope to give you a new angle to consider when thinking about your bookish life!


  1. I’m never bored.  

I have a book of some sort with me at all times, usually two options. I never stress about waiting, or driving, or having to walk somewhere.



  1. I’m constantly learning.

Whether it’s personal development, memoir, or historical fiction, I learn from every single book I read. I’m a real gem at dinner parties, always chiming in with “Hey, I just read a book about that…”


  1. I never run out of reading material.

Sometimes it seems like every book I read references another book I want to read. I watch an interview with an author I like and she mentions half a dozen books I add to my list.


  1. I can give recommendations to friends and family.
Christmas gift to my hair dresser.

When asked for advice from my loved ones, I almost always refer to a book. Like music, books comfort us because they remind us we aren’t alone. I am grateful to be able to help my friends find that comfort they may need.






  1. Having common ground with strangers.

When I’m shopping for books, I like to peek at what other people are selecting. Part of the reason I volunteered at the most recent library book sale is so I could do that without coming across as a creep! Sometimes if I’m reading in a waiting area, a stranger will strike up a conversation about my book.





  1. Reading fuels my creativity.

Not only has being a bookworm given me a purpose with this blog, it fuels my creativity in other areas as well. Reading inspires me to write my own stories, it also gives me ideas for other pursuits I may not have considered before.







My bookish birthday cake last year
My bookish birthday cake last year


  1. I’m easy to shop for.

No explanation necessary here!





What do you consider perks of being a reader?


  1. Doree Weller

    July 10, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    I love your shoes in the first picture! I agree with everything you said, except for the thing about strangers striking up conversations. (*shudder*

  2. Ramona Mead

    July 11, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Thanks! I know that’s not for everyone, lol

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