Thankful for books?


Every Tuesday over at  The Broke and Bookish we all get to look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  This week’s topic is:

Top Ten Reasons I’m Thankful For Books

This week’s top 10 was ‘books we’re thankful for’ but I’ve altered it slightly to 10 reasons I’m thankful for books:

  1. They’re so entertaining!  Reading is my hobby (you may have guessed) and I prefer  it to many other forms of entertainment.  It’s fun – do it.  Pretty please.
  2. You never feel lonely – firstly, you will fall in love with well written characters, you will care for them and worry about them.  Secondly, if you blog or interact on social media then you’ll find a whole new space where like minded people, authors, bloggers, publishers, will be more than happy to share their thoughts with you about books they love – this is perfect.  Especially for me. I can be a bit vocal about my love of books and I think I was turning into that person that would yap away about books to people who, well, just didn’t care and would therefore try to avoid me – or at least that’s the reason I’m sticking to when I see people dive into their houses or behind posts when they see me coming.
  3. Visit weird and wonderful places – when are you ever going to visit such great places.  Feed your imagination and go travelling – literally, the sky is the limit and no pesky queues at airports, worrying about if you turned the iron off or ‘did you lock the back door’ – just crack open the pages and you’re away.  Like having your own personal transportation device – ‘beam me up Scotty’
  4. Educational – perhaps a boring choice – or maybe not (I don’t think so), but by reading you improve your grammar, your vocabulary and pick up all sorts of random bits of information that stick in your brain much easier than facts and figures used to do at school.  Who knew.  Perhaps this could be a new teaching tool for logarithms…. and then on second thoughts maybe not.
  5. Watch great adaptations – how many films have you watched, or series for that matter, that come from books?  Too many to list here is all I know.  A lot.  A whole lot.  TV and cinema would be a lot less entertaining without them there books!  The is all.  Dusts of hands, stands and departs, feeling smug…
  6. Never short of choice – yeah, we all know this one.  I’m sure I read somewhere that if you read a book a day for a year you’d only have read 1% of the available books (published that year) – I could be making that up though.  As we know 79% of all statistics are made up on the spot 😀  Regardless we all know what our TBRs look like – and they’re serious are they not.  If TBRs could develop personalities mine currently looks like a curmudgeonly so and so – if TBRs could move about mine would follow me around the house and try to kill me by toppling over.  What a scary thought – death by TBR stalker.
  7. Something for everyone – no matter what you need to know about there’s probably a book been written to help you out.  I dare say everyone will come up with some special problems to prove that wrong now but at this moment in time I’m convinced it’s bang on.
  8. You can multi task – you can read a book whilst doing other things – like having a bath – the counts as multi tasking.  Or, you can do a whole host of things by listening to an audio book. I’ve found a new love for this even though I resisted it for so long (don’t know why).
  9. Your very own wormhole – this is the best so I saved it for last.  There’s nothing like that book that sweeps you away, everything else around you dissolves into background nothingness and you’re in your very own wormhole.  Yeah, that’s what I’m talking about.
  10. This one is blank for why you love books???????

29 Responses to “Thankful for books?”

  1. thebookishlibra

    So many great reasons here. I agree with your entire list 🙂

  2. Astilbe

    I agree with your list as well. There are so many reasons to be thankful for books. Our world would be a poorer place without them for sure.

    I just tried to share a similar comment here, and I don’t think it went through. Feel free to delete this one if they both end up being posted.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thanks!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks for stopping by – yes, it would definitely be a poorer place without books.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Carmen

    All valid reasons, I agree. 🙂

  4. jessicabookworm

    I whole heartedly agree that if you read you will get to visit wonderful places; be educated; have tonnes of adaptations to look forward and have the chance to be swept away in your very own wormhole. What’s not to love?! 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Exactly – everyone needs to get on the book train.
      Lynn 😀

  5. PerfectlyTolerable

    I had to look up what curmudgeonly meant haha. You can definitely tell what kind of mood I am in by the books that get added to my TBR. It definitely has trends that go in waves.

    Plus, I nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award! Just wanted to let you know:

    • @lynnsbooks

      Haha – curmudgeonly – it’s such a great word and I don’t get a chance to use it so couldn’t resist.
      Thanks for the nomination 😀

  6. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    A very emphatic YES on the wormhole, indeed! 😀

  7. sjhigbee

    Oh, YES! I completely endorse all your reasons:). I don’t know if you were aware of it, but there is a scientific finding that readers are less likely to suffer mental problems, are happier and more resilient. And you’ve just given the reasons why:).

  8. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    This is a perfect twist on this week’s topic. I did some of my new fave book blogs (and added you BTW). I love all your reasons and you nailed them!

  9. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Never short on choice…LOL tell me about it! Still, as much as I complain about my own towering curmudgeony stalker tbr, I’m definitely thankful for too much choice 😀

  10. imyril

    Oh hello! Yes, absolutely.

  11. Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight

    Yes, I love all your reasons! I mean, ok, I usually avoid adaptations of books I’ve enjoyed, but there are some really great ones out there! And you do end up learning the most random of things from books sometimes, like when a character has a hobby or something. And those books that suck you into that wormhole are just the best!

    One of my top reasons for being thankful for books is because they help me to understand other people and entirely new perspectives 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I know what you mean about adaptations – I hate it when liberties are taken but I still have to watch. One of the great things of reading – and actually blogging, is they way it makes you aware of new perspectives all the time and differing opinions.
      Lynn 😀

  12. Zoe @ Stories on Stage

    I completely agree! Your reasons are spot on. Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous post! ❤

  13. Charlie @ Girl of 1000 Wonders

    I love that you never feel lonely, although I hate when the MC feels lonely. It’s so hard being a reading teacher trying to get kids to open their eyes to the fact that there are thousands of books for them to choose from that they might fall in love with – if they’d only give a book a chance.

    • @lynnsbooks

      It is hard getting other people to share the same love of reading but at the end of the day it’s not for everyone is it – although there are so many different types of books even instructional books and self development, cookery, books about hobbies, I guess people read more than they think really.
      Lynn 😀

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