Why Do I Read?

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Reading has been something that I have enjoyed since I learnt when I was a young child. Recently, I thought to myself, why do I enjoy reading so much? I answered this question in my head, and decided it might be a fun post for my blog!


“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.”  Immediately, I thought of this quote. When I’m reading a good book, I genuinely feel as if I’m in a different world, which is always a nice escape. Especially if I’ve had a bad day!


Boredom. When I was little, we didn’t have internet at home, and you can only play with toys so many times before it gets repetitive. So, I read. I had what seemed like an endless supply of books through my school library, which meant I’d never get bored at home.


I feel like I learn something valuable from every book I read. Whether it’s a new word, or an important lesson, I’m constantly being educated by books, which I love. I get to do something I enjoy and learn whilst doing so. It’s a win-win situation.


Because I can. I know I am privileged to be able to read, there’s countless young children and even adults across the world that were never taught, so I want to use my ability as much as I can, it seems a waste not to. (I’m not at all saying those who don’t read books are inferior, they too read everyday, whether it’s a sign post or a text. I understand that everyone has different interests!)


It entertains me. This one seems like the most obvious. I enjoy it, so I do it. Very simple.


“There is no friend as loyal as a book.” Yes, another quote. Ernest Hemmingway this time! There have been times in my life where I’ve felt incredibly lonely for different reasons, but I’ve always been able to find comfort in a book.

There are more ways I could answer this question, but these 6 answers are the ones that come to mind straight away. What about you, why do you read?

-Books&Belle xx



33 thoughts on “Why Do I Read?

  1. Honestly, I agree with literally all your answers! Haha. To be honest, I was never a big reader until I was given book then decided to read on my own. Usually we have books assigned in class, but it felt to forced. I needed to read in my own free will and I just began reading like crazy now. I love to hear your thoughts on your posts though!💓💓

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  2. Nice topic, nice post 🙂 I think you are right, the first reason is that it’s an escape. In the end, this world is too problematic, too boring. But then, there’s also the silence bit – reading is my time alone with myself, my chance to wind down, to be in silence (that really relaxes me). I think that’s also why I really enjoy it 🙂 then you also get to learn about different people, different things. Learning is one of the things I enjoy most about almost anything in life 🙂

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  3. While the idea that it entertains you may seem obvious, I definitely think that its important to note. There are some people that try to encourage reading, but they don’t find a genre they enjoy and are missing that entertainment factor. I think without that it would be hard to keep going back to it!
    Britt |

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