Why I Am a Reader {Tag}

Hello there!

I found this tag floating around on the internet and thought I would share my answers with you all! Let’s get right into it!

1. Choose 1 word that describes being a reader.

I would choose bookworm. Not only for the obvious definition of ‘a person who is devoted to reading or studying’ but also because of the literal meaning of the word. A bookworm can be a variety of insects that feed on books. As readers, we read books and ‘ingest’ them so to speak.

2. What’s the very first book you fell in love with?

I really loved My Sister’s Keeper by Diane Chamberlain and I also really loved Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult. I feel like those two books really made me dive into the world of reading.

3. Hardcover or paperback?

Traditionally, I’ve always preferred paperback books, but I have a Kindle now! I love the Kindle because there is a place to store all of my books….without them taking up any space. It also helped me rid myself of the need to collect books I was never really going to read.

4. How has reading shaped your identity?

I feel like readers are more insightful and better critical thinkers. I really enjoy problem solving! I also feel like I have a longer attention span than most people, I don’t feel like I need something to constantly ‘entertain’ me.

5. What book do you read when you need to be comforted?

For comfort, I like to read dystopian. Silly, huh? I just really enjoy the genre and these types of books are easy for me to get lost in.

6. Who taught you to be a reader? (Or did you do it all on your own?)

My mom used to read a lot when I was younger. I remember when I was younger we used to have to read for at least an hour every Sunday with her. We would just snuggle up on the couch and it would kind of be our ‘quality time’.

7. Describe your dream reading lounge.

My dream reading lounge would be somewhere sunny for sure. Maybe a clean, fresh room with floor to ceiling windows! Lots of white and grey, dark wood furniture with nice clean lines but still super cozy and relaxing.

8. What book changed the way you act or see the world?

After reading some of the books from The Minimalists and reading The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod my outlook on having stuff has changed a lot. I’ve also had this realization that I am the only one who can dictate the direction of my life. I am in complete control no matter what is going on around me. Also…YOU ALWAYS HAVE TIME IF YOU MAKE TIME. You aren’t as busy as you say you are.

What are your reasons that you’re a reader? Let me know in the comments!

Thank you so much for reading!

Shai ♥