Celebrating National Book Lover’s Day // 3 Reasons Why I Love Books

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Hello everyone. Today, August 9th is National Book Lover’s Day! As a bookworm, I am quite excited and very happy that there is a National Day for me! I will be celebrating by showing you 3 reasons why I love books. Enjoy!

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Reason 1: Books Are Entertaining

There’s nothing better than sitting down on a cozy chair and diving into a wonderful book, right? I could easily spend hours skimming my bookcase, and then sitting down to read. Books tell exciting stories full of vivid detail that spark imagination. Pirates sailing on the sea. Princesses escaping towers.

When you open a book, there is a world waiting for you. Page by page, word by word, it develops into a magical universe where anything can happen. Even in books that are deemed “boring” like biographies, anything is possible. If that persons life wasn’t interesting in some way, there wouldn’t be a biography about it. The point is that books are unpredictable, fun, and very entertaining!

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Or at least in Snoopy’s opinion…

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Reason 2: Books Are Educational

Think about the benefits of watching TV.

It’s entertaining. 

Ok, fair enough.

Books are also entertaining.

And educational.

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Studies have shown that staying mentally stimulated can slow the progress of (or possibly even prevent) Alzheimer’s and Dementia, since keeping your brain active and engaged prevents it from losing power. Not only that, but research also suggests that reading daily can dramatically improve vocabulary, stronger analytical skills, and memory.

As you can see, reading every day, even for just a little while, has great benefits.

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Reason 3: Books Have Meaning

Books tell stories. Stories of moral and meaning and truth. Stories that spread goodness. There is something indescribable about the feeling of earthy pages between your fingers. Stories teach lessons (think Mother Goose) and help shape youth. As you grow up, they are still there to remind you what really matters. Whenever I have a hard day or am faced with a challenge in my life, I often lean on books. *Not on bookshelves though…I don’t want falling furniture*

I lose myself and rediscover myself again, getting lost and found in the rolling waves of the plot and story. Books have always been there.

They are truly meaningful.

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Happy National Book Lover’s Day, to all who wish to expand their knowledge in the best way possible – – through the pages of a book.

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Thanks for reading this post. What have you been reading recently? Why are books meaningful to you? Do you ever get scared of furniture randomly tipping over? Let me know in the comments section down below.

Keep On Booking,

-Katie K

Top 5 Bookish Struggles (WISvsWIF edition)

Hello! Today I am going to be listing my top 5 bookish struggles that all bookworms can relate too, WISvsWIF edition. (What I Say v.s. What I Feel)

WARNING, SPOILER ALERT: Being a true bookworm is a lot harder that it looks

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1. When people ask you your favorite book, they expect you to pick just one

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What I say: *lists every single book I’ve ever read*

What I feel deeeep down inside: I have tons of favorite books, want to hear all of them and then read them so we can fangirl over them? Cool, great, here they are!

  • Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoinex by J.K. Rowling
  • The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
  • A Wrinkle In Time by Madeline L’engle
  • The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brain Selznick
  • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
  • More in counting!

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2. When people tell you that you ‘read too much’

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What I say: *keeps reading, doesn’t make eye contact, but close to tears*

What I feel deeeep down inside: HOW DARE YOU.

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3. Or when they tell you that they don’t like to read

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What I say: *attempts to nod head to indicate that you respect their opnion but ends up making the you’re-a-weirdo-face*

What I feel deeeep down inside: *however a human being feels after eating 10 coachroaches*

(Probably not very good…)

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4. When a movie based on a book gets everything wrong and you’re just sitting in the audience like

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What I say: *chokes on popcorn and spills soda*

What I feel deeeep down inside: *slow claps* That was the best movie ever-except you left out all the important characters, plot twists, and scences. Also, the characters don’t look like how they were described in the books at all. Otherwise, it was fine. Just great.

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5. When there are no good books left to read

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What I say: *Desperately searches bookshelf*

What I feel deeeep down inside: What am I going to do with my life?

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Thank you for reading this post and if you haven’t already, follow my blog! Leave me a comment on what you struggle with as a bookworm.

Keep on booking,

-Katie K