Fae Friday – Why Do I Read?

Happy #FaeFriday everyone! It’s been so long since I last posted anything, I feel a little bad. But I also didn’t really have anything to blog about. Thankfully Fae Friday is here to fix that!

Fae Friday is hosted by Kristy @ Caffeinated Fae, and you can find all future prompts on her blog! All you gotta do is link back to her page and have fun with the prompt! Don’t forget to use #FaeFriday on your socials, so we can all find each other’s posts! Here is this week’s prompt: light read

“It’s Friday! That means it’s time to sprinkle some pixie dust around and answer this week’s prompt! Why do you read?”

I’ve honestly never thought about why I started to read, and I’m not sure if I have a solid answer, so I’m just going to ramble about why I like books and maybe that’ll be good enough. I loved reading a lot when I was little, and I would sneakily stay up late to read (late being like, 9pm, because I was eight years old lol). What I do know is that I always read about what I liked. I was majorly obsessed with horses back then, so most of the books I read were about horses.

Reading was also definitely encouraged in my household. My mom likes to read a lot, too. My dad though… reads maybe two books per year. And my brother maybe two books per life. Funnily enough, my mom and I have completely different reading tastes! She likes romances and thrillers, while I like fantasy and science fiction.

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Now that I’m older, reading serves as both an escape from reality and as a means to relax. Which is kind of ironic, because there is absolutely nothing relaxing about epic battles, dying characters, and major cliffhangers… But you get the point. It’s more relaxing than thinking about adult responsibilities!

Plus, reading is a great way to pass the time. It’s not for nothing that my blog is named “leafing through time,” because that’s exactly what you’re doing when you read. It’s great for my vocabulary, too. I also love reading because I can be transported to any world. I’m a visual thinker when I read, so I see all the scenes in my mind. It’s like I was there with the characters the whole time! Though the more books I read, the harder it gets to actually remember which scene belongs to which book…

So there we go! I read because it’s a great way to pass the time, and it makes me relax (kinda) and escape the real world for a bit! What are some reasons that you read?

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