"Outside a dog a book is man's best friend, inside a dog it is too dark to read!" -Groucho Marx========="The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid." -Jane Austen========="I don’t believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book."-JK Rowling========"I spend a lot of time reading." -Bill Gates=========“Ahhh. Bed, book, kitten, sandwich. All one needed in life, really.” -Jacqueline Kelly=========

Monday, May 18, 2020

TTT: What I love about being a reader


Top Ten Tuesday: What I love about being a reader

1. I always have something to do that I enjoy, even when I am doing something I don't like waiting for an appointment.

2. I often have read the book before the movie comes out, so I have consumed the superior source first.

3. Most of my best friends are also readers so we always have something to discuss---what we are reading.

4. I know where to go to find new information and I enjoy reading books where I learn something new. As a librarian I used to tell people who wold ask me for information that I was a generalist---that I know a little bit about a lot of stuff, but I know where to find more information.

5. I usually have lots of book ideas for gifts.

6. Unless I am late for a meeting or an appointment, I don't mind getting stuck in traffic because I always have an audiobook going in the car. Traffic jams just give me more time to listen to my story.

7. Books help create special family moments---books we read together every year at Christmas; snuggling with children or grandchildren and a book; family car trips listening to audiobooks en route.

8. Books can help quiet the negative chatter in my head these days of negative news and politics---poetry, nature essays, inspiring stories are the obvious choices, but right now I am enjoying humorous books the most. I need to keep the laughter coming just to survive.

What do you like about being a reader?

-Anne

21 comments:

  1. I especially identify with #6 & #8. Books help quiet the chatter and thoughts bouncing around my head.

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  2. Such great reasons! I agree about #8 too- now more than ever books are an escape and a respite from all the bad news. But these are all great reasons. #1 too- I've always just been a reader and can't imagine not being one haha!

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  3. Books can be great gifts for sure!

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

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  4. I loved learning more about you. Books are always great gifts.
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  5. I loved this list, especially #8. Reading is something that really helps when the outside world is overwhelming and I need a break.

    My TTT .

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  6. I feel like reading is a super power. It takes me to magical places and lets me go inside the minds of brilliant thinkers and shows me the beauty of words and ideas.

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  7. Aww I love these!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2020/05/19/top-ten-tuesday-264/

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  8. I love giving books as gifts and would not be able to do so so easily if I wasn't a reader or involved in this community.

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  9. Great list! I did somethings similar on my blog:) But one I didn't mention that I agree in particular is number eight - we definitely need good escape from the world we're living in today

    MY TTT: https://moonlitbooks.home.blog/2020/05/19/tttwhyilovebooks/

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  10. 1,3 and 8 for me. I don't do audio books, nor am I often in traffic.

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  11. These are all great things about being a reader. I love being a reader!

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  12. Such a great list! I love the places books take me to, and the things they make me think about. I love how they expand my world, and let me escape. I love how they're always there, waiting to be read. And that I never have to be bored as long as I have a good book. :D

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  13. Having friends who are also readers is always great, it makes me wish I had more friends who are readers :)

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  14. Hear, hear! I agree with all of these. I especially love that I'm never bored because I always have a book (or two or three ...) with me. It makes life more pleasant, even when you're doing something unpleasant like waiting in traffic or at the doctor's office.

    Happy TTT!

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  15. Audio books are wonderful things for commutes. I'm in the car 8 hours a week just about. It's either that or news. And who really wants to listen to news these days?

    My TTT if interested: https://www.woodpeckerbooks.com/2020/05/19/top-ten-tuesday-why-i-love-middle-grade-dragons

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  16. Because it takes me into another world ... far different than my own ... with ideas, characters, settings ... there's nothing like it.

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  17. I can relate to this post! I would add that I love being a reader because it’s an inexpensive hobby for me. My town has a library, and it’s pretty easy to find cheap used books online.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  18. Great list! :) I really like #1. I can be impatient when waiting, but if I have a book with me then I don't mind waiting at all.
    Here's my TTT list.

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  19. This is such a great list! No, I don't mind waiting places. There was a Twitter thread asking what you do when you get bored... I almost never get bored unless I'm not allowed to read or let my mind wander.

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  20. Your number one is mine as well. I am never bored, don't mind waiting for appointments, etc because I always have a book with me. I also love the escape into a story.

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