I have always read a lot, but since I started blogging, I’ve discovered something fascinating about reading: It is better when you have other people with you. Here is a bunch of reasons why:
You have someone to flail with
As I’m sure most of you have noticed, flailing about books is so much more fun when you have someone flailing alongside you.
You have someone who understands
While everyone else is telling you it’s just a book, you have people who understand what you’re going through when you read a particularly heart-breaking book, or when you have just experienced a horrible cliff hanger.
You have someone who you can have discussions with
Sometimes, you just need to discuss a book, and sometimes writing a review just isn’t enough. You need to be able to have someone with whom you can complain about what you didn’t like, or discuss why you loved it so much.
And, most importantly, You have someone to tell you what to read next
I think this is pretty self explanatory. When you’ve finished a book, most often you just need to know which book you should read next, and people are good at telling you that.
Do you agree? Is there anything I missed?
Blogging friends are the only people I know who reads none of my non-blogging friends do 😛
Renee Bookboyfriends said:
All my old reading friends are now too committed to studies (but 1 IS reading The Ruby Circle coz she has been a massive fan from the beginning) So I’m glad I have the internet to flail to! And my lovely librarians who laugh at my flailing and fangirling, (bless their souls!) because otherwise, NO ONE WILL TALK TO ME ABOUT BOOKS!!! Hello twitter, yes am I not feeling okay today, I HAVE JUST READ A CLIFFHANGER!!!! *flails* etc. etc.
BUT PEOPLE IS ALWAYS GOOD!!! 😀 😀 😀
Lovely post Cassie! As always. ❤ xoxo
Chiara @ Books for a Delicate Eternity said:
YES! To all of this. I recently was chatting with Sydney (over at Utterly Bookish), and were talking about how much better it is o have someone who ships the same ships/ships with the same fervour as you.
And the same goes for books! I absolutely LOVE being able to flail over books with people, almost nothing makes me happier.
I also love SHARING my love of books (or certain characters) with people. Book pushing is such a perk of having bookish friends, because otherwise there’d be no one to book push ON.
And the last part is definitely a reason why reading with people is just BETTER. I had no real desire to read the Raven Cycle books until Sydney started reading them. And then she fell in love with them and told me I HAD TO READ THEM. I’m reading the first one now, and loving it. So yay!