Perks of Being An Avid Reader

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Now let’s all be honest with one another – reading is not everyone’s cup of tea. For most people, staring at a jumble of words for hours on end is time consuming, mind-boggling and just plain boring. However, for the few lucky others out there, those who see the magic of books, reading is magical and wonderful, an escape from our world.
I belong to the latter group, and I must tell you, we do have a lot of fun here J Here’s a list of reasons why being a reader is just plain awesome.

1.      The Role Playing
Reading can help you play the role of several different characters just by sitting in your comfy couch. If this isn’t magic, I don’t know what is. You could be a doctor saving lives in Africa, a socialite partying in LA or even a monkey climbing trees in the amazon, all the while sitting in the comfort of your home.  

2.      The Characters
Ever wanted that best friend who was slightly crazy but had your back? Or a wonderful dog who obeyed your every command? Well, reading brings these characters to life, making them so real you could practically speak to them!

3.      The Eye-Candy
I generally stick to the YA genre, and let me tell you one of my main motivations for doing so. The eye-candy that comes in almost every book in the form of the main hero. Hello? Daemon Black from Obsidian? Kaidan Rowe from Sweet Evil? These two our only the tip on what I call my Book Boyfriend List. Yes people, I fall in love with fictional characters…sue me.

4.      The Adventure
Now I’m pretty sure that I’m never going to go sky-diving in the middle of the night with a raging storm, but hey, I can experience it. I can experience a variety of activities I dare not do in reality, but I do feel the thrill of the adventure.

5.      The Imagination
*Sigh* If only there were actual vampires or werewolves out there…If only there was a zombie apocalypse. But hey, it does happen in some books and you can let your imagination run wild while reading. No one’s going to question you as to why you think aliens are the hottest things around (I’m looking at you Obsidian) or even why people have special super powers. Because, hey, it’s in the book your reading…it’s perfectly acceptable to imagine the impossible.

Now 5 reasons as to why reading is awesome is just the tip of the ice-berg that is reading. But I’m telling you, give a book a chance and it will literally change your life!



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