Saturday, April 20, 2013

Reading is Cool

The written word is very powerful. It has the power to transform people. It inspires, teaches, comforts, answers, motivates, provides knowledge, induces laughter, and even scares. No matter what, reading is cool. 

For me, nothing is more powerful than reading and my most favorite thing to read is a book. A book can help me to travel to places I may never ever get to visit in my lifetime. It also helps me to learn a new skill (like how knit or sew a new design). A book is able to help me lose myself in wonderful stories that allows me to take a break from my daily routine. 

Another thing about reading is that it is cheaper than other options like video games or other gadgets. You can do it anywhere -- on a bus, while waiting in line, or while waiting for that microwave to beep. When you read, you are never alone. You get to spend time with magical words that wrap themselves all around you to give you comfort. Reading helps you grow. It does not matter if the words you are reading are found in a magazine, newspaper, comic book, paperback, or an ebook. All that matters is that you meet those words and let them speak to you. 


Words will love you unconditionally. No matter what you have done wrong, no matter what mistakes you may have made, no matter how you may have messed up, words are there just waiting for you to read them and help you feel better. Reading may even help you find out what you had done wrong and how you may be able to make things all better. 

Reading can help you learn more about the past and how to learn from what has happened. It can help you imagine what may come in the future and it also helps you make sense of the present. So lose yourself in the magic of the written word.

Reading is cool. Try it. It can change your life.



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Posted by: Bames Pabla
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18 comments:

  1. I love reading too! When I was a young girl, I would sit on my couch and pick up a dictionary or encyclopedia and read through it. I'm an extravert--I love people! I've also got an introverted part of me that loves being quiet, at home, curled up with a great book...In fact, the library is one of my favorite places to go. So much to read, so little time...

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  2. Yep, books are an escape, a way to enrich life, a portal for enhancing perspective, and fun!

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  3. This is a beautiful post and I couldn't agree more! Reading is my everything :)

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  4. Words (and books) DO love you unconditionally. I love reading. I just never get to do it!

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  5. as a reading specialist it truly saddens me when students don't read. Even if they read comic books, online current events, magazines...it's all reading, but it's more. Reading is power and imagination. I see the effects of reading to my son since he was in my womb, he LOVES books and will change the world one day.

    HAPPY SITS DAY

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    1. I understand how you feel. So many young people here have no interest in reading... Not even the paper! It is so sad. I am glad your son loves books :)

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  6. This is my last work day before summer vacation and I will start reading and reading and reading. One of my first things to do is to travel to Powell's in Portland which is the biggest bookstore in the United States and the Northern Hemisphere. It is also the second biggest bookstore in the world. Thanks for your beautiful post. Enjoy your SITS Day.

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    1. The biggest bookstore? Oh wow! I shall put that on my list of places to visit... :)

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  7. I share your feelings about reading. It does wonders for me. It is my favorite thing to do when I have some 'Me- time' . No matter how many books I read, my reading list keeps on growing.. and I don't complain about that.. because I hope I will have all the time in the world to get to the bottom of my list :) Enjoy your SITS day! :)

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  8. Happy SITS day to you! I share your feelings about reading.. sometimes it is like a life line for me. :)

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  9. Happy Happy SITS day Bames!!! I would be completely lost if I didn't read. I have a book (ummm several books most times, scattered here and there..hehe) with bookmarks poking out so that I can pick one up and read whenever I have an extra few minutes here and there. It's a wonderful way to take a journey or have that magical adventure. Happy Reading...always!!!!

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  10. You are absolutely right. Reading can definitely change your life. I love to read! Look forward to reading some of your book reviews. I could use a good read.

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  11. Reading is so great!!
    Takes you out of your own life if only for a few...Makes you forget your own problems...

    Is it weird that I read more than one book at a time??

    Keep it Touched,
    Khloe
    www.kgstyleblogs.com

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    1. Khloe, it is not weird at all. There are times when I read multiple books at a time and then listen to an audiobook of yet a different book at night.

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  12. These words are very true! I am one to be reading at least 2 books at once. I know I should only read one at a time but there are so many books I want to read it is hard to contain myself!
    Thank you for sharing :D
    Keia @ Improvingmewithkeialee.blogspot.com
    Happy SITS DAY!

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  13. So true! I love this post. I remember being a chain reader when I was kid. especially in the summer. I still love to get into a book I just can't put down. I love using e-readers now because I can lay them down on the counter and read while I'm chopping veggies for dinner or washing dishes! Happy SITS day!

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  14. Great post! Can you believe it actually motivated me to take my "journaling" more seriously in my recovery @fter abuse! Thx xoxo

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