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!
- 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.
- 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…”
- 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.
- I can give recommendations to friends and family.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- I’m easy to shop for.
No explanation necessary here!
What do you consider perks of being a reader?