TTT (Top Ten Tuesday @ That Artsy Girl)
This week’s topic: Top Ten Reasons why I love…(Insert your favourite author / book / series etc here)
I am going with the obvious, on the nose option of my Top Ten Reasons why I love READING.
- The world sucks. I know that’s a little dark and not completely true all the time – but there is a lot out there that could be quite a bit better and jumping into a book is a like taking a little breather from all the ugly around you. It’s like my little bubble
- Book Boyfriends. Need I say more?
- Book Boyfriends. Because. You know you can have more then one, so why can’t you use it as more than 1 reason?
- The worlds that amazing authors create by putting a few words to paper. Have any of you read Rise of the Iliri by Auryn Hadley. She created this entire planet with the most amazing landscapes and cities to explore that by the end of the series it felt like I had seen it with my own 2 eyes.
- The characters. Other then the previously mentioned book boyfriends – you meet so many amazing characters. Brothers, sisters, best friends. You grow attached to them, fall in love with them, morn their deaths and celebrate their victories with them.
- The Fantasy. You get to live in a world that isn’t normally possible. You get to read about and see things that don’t exist in real life. You learn of mages, werewolves, fae and vampires. You get to submerge yourself into a world where not only is all of this possible but completely part of every day life.
- The community. Especially being a book blogger or someone belonging to a book club. Reading brings people of like minds together to share in the amazing worlds. In the amazing stories. You make new friends and create new bonds.
- Learning new things. I have a vast amount of sometimes completely useless information stored in my brain that I have learned from books I have read. Yes sometimes some of the things aren’t completely factual because we all know vampires don’t really sparkle in the sun – but I do know how to make the most perfect batch of cookies thanks to one of the books I have read
- The escape. Not quite the same as my point 1. As someone who has a very busy, active life outside of my reading (working, wifeing and momming) reading or listening to my audiobooks is the most perfect escape a mom can get. Let’s face it – it’s not as if you can go on holiday by yourself so climbing into a book can be like a refreshing visit to a resort in Hollywood.
- Then the most important – the stories. The stories are like a combination of all points 1 through to 9. They are interesting, and never quite the same. They are colourful and fun. They can give you a reason to cry or to laugh. No 2 books leave you with the same feeling. And even with the most predictable, disappointing books you always still get away. You always get something out of it for yourself.
Teaser Tuesday @ The Purple Booker
The rules here are simple. Grab the book your busy with, open on a random page and quote 2 snippets from that page. Just don’t spoil the book for your fellow readers and don’t forget to give us the title and author of the book.
“You’re the perfect antihero, along with your harem of destruction,” he continues. “Exquisitely balanced like no other, with a system too complicated and intricate for any other to copy.”
I am so into this series at the moment that pretty much everything else is falling to the sidelines. I have so many more important things to do but am just not getting to it because when a book demands to be read… you read the crap out of that book.
First Chapter, First Paragraph, Tuesday Intros with @ Socrates Book Reviews
Supposedly, when I make up my mind, I put my head down and accept my fate fearlessly. At least that’s what Lamar said.
He Said it with a believable dose of conviction so I don’t think he was lying.
I just think he’s an absolute idiot. Because as the Devil wickedly grins at me like I’m the most amusing thing he’s ever witnessed, I don’t feel fearless at all.
Fake it until you make it.
What do you think… would you give it a go?