This is why I read… why do you read?

I think I kind of wrote this already on my blog’s bio, but I want to elaborate a little bit more. My love for books fired up like a forest fire when I read “The Hunger Games.” I know that is way too late, but that is how it happens. That was the first book that I read and that made me feel empty after finishing the series. I was just not able to understand what was going to happen with my life after that, and then I thought “What am I going to read now?” That moment is what initiated my hunger for reading.

I then made it my carrier, and I started to learn about history, criticism, analysis, poetry, drama, North American and British literature, but those were just classes. Every time I read, I learn something. Every time I read, I get excited to familiarize myself with the theory. Every time I read, I want to read more about that genre. Reading has made me grow and also makes me see everything in a different way. It makes me feel good not only for learning but because it makes me get a little bit closer to what I love.

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Get a book makes my heart pump faster. It makes me shiver with excitement. Every book is a new world, a new adventure, ideas that are being immortalized for generations. Literature is an art that has been used for decades as a media to communicate. Literature and books have been weapons, and they have been considered dangerous by the oppressing forces. Ignorance fears the books and people who have been devoured by ignorance will find the way to eliminate or censure this art.

Literature, books, reading, open the eyes of the people. It transmits ideas. It makes the reader aware of the society (depending on the books of course XD) It also creates adventures, worlds where you can scape. For years, reading became an object to fill my lack of something. It gave me stories, countries, and it made me want to go out and discover the world beyond the lovely pages that had changed my life.

However, I do not think that reading is hoarding books. I do not think is a fashion thing or a trend that will make you look smarter or cooler. Hipsters, geeks, and nerds are now in fashion and everybody wants to be one and be cool. 

Nonetheless, it is nothing like that for me. Reading is just not to hold a book, take a picture, and wait for people to price me for reading. I do not do it for that, I do it for myself and my own good. I like to talk to people about books. I like to recommend the books that will mark their lives. I like people that read for entertainment and for themselves because that is what books are for, to be enjoyed and not to make you feel cool.

So take a book, read it regardless of what it will take you to finish it. This is not a race. It will not add value if you read 300 books in a year if you remember only the last one you read. My favorite book, as Charlie said is always the one I read last.


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Discussion time: why do you read? Do we have things in common? Come and let me know!


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  1. Ashley Rae Avatar

    Great post! I agree with everything you said. Books make my heart pump a little faster too. I read because I enjoy escaping to far off worlds ❤️

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    1. Satou Johns Avatar

      Thank you for reading and commenting Ashley! It means a lot 🙂
      I am happy that you also get that excited when you are reading :3
      And a book and their stories will be there “In brightest day, in blackest night” ❤ hehe

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  2. Priyasha Avatar

    I read to get lost in some other time ….
    😚😍

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    1. Satou Johns Avatar

      Oh! I love that! that is what I like about historical fiction! like they can put you in a whole different era! ❤

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  3. Norrie Avatar

    I don’t think reading is hoarding books, although my BF might disagree 😀 I’m in the process of buying shelves, so he’s a bit more chill with the idea now.

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    1. Satou Johns Avatar

      shelves are good for the body, the house, oneself, and our relationships… I support that ❤ haha

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  4. Sophia Ismaa Writes Avatar

    Ooh, this made me think. I’d forgotten why I liked reading… and the only thing I can come up with is to learn. To learn about the world, to learn about people, to learn something useful that I can apply in real life and hopefully allow me to predict things a little better. Reading is a beauty… but more so when it teaches you something… or makes you laugh (sadly, the latter is a rare occurrence).

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    1. Satou Johns Avatar

      Is it? I find myself laughing a few times while reading but that depends on the author and the book… I don’t think you can laugh at GOT XD
      We have that in common then! 😀 I love to read and learn and it totally helps you read other people and even predict certain things… or at least I tell that to myself haha and you are right, learning about other people and places makes you grow a little bit more into a wise person ❤

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      1. Sophia Ismaa Writes Avatar

        Then, dude, you need to get recommending!!! I want to laugh too! 😭 Yeah, there’s no laughing in GOT, crying and shock are the two go-to emotions for GOT.
        And yeah, definitely, completely agree. When we learn from different perspectives from different personality we have a more wholesome view of people in general and hopefully develop empathy.

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      2. Satou Johns Avatar

        Totally! I felt so despair with some things that happened in GOT haha and I am just in the first book about to finish XD
        I have said that on the reviews that I have done XD but you gave me such a good idea!
        Empathy! such a hard thing to accomplished :/ but yes, and sometimes there are books that will give us a view that you will never understand in your own shoes… ❤

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      3. Sophia Ismaa Writes Avatar

        LOL it gets worse, my friend, good luck… especially on book 3!
        I was thinking of doing a books that made me laugh one day, i made a list and realised only a few do so it would be nice to make a comparison!
        Mm, for sure, if only we open our eyes and our eyes, the messages will register (Go Set a Watchman is one that comes to mind)!

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      4. Satou Johns Avatar

        I felt desperate** that is what I meant oh gosh XD
        Oh so I have heard T_T I am not sure if I am ready! I am almost sure that she will lose her baby XD
        I thought about one book in specific but I am not sure if it will make you laugh XD oh this one also: https://inkishkingdoms.wordpress.com/2017/09/26/t 🙂

        Yes, do that! I might find some things to read like in 20 years… T_T *cries* haha

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      5. Sophia Ismaa Writes Avatar

        Who is losing a baby? :O Book 3 of GOT is a lot different to the show… so I’m wondering which character it is…
        I’ll need to add The Beginning of Everything to my TBR then!

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      6. Satou Johns Avatar

        Awww if you do that and read it let me know how it goes! I like it a lot! 🙂
        I am on book 1 so they are trying to kill Daenerys… so I am like PLS DONT hahaha and since this book is full of bad news I am not sure what to expect haha I will finish book 1 and then try to watch GOT season 1 … right? DX

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      7. Sophia Ismaa Writes Avatar

        Oh, sweet baby, your poor thing… someone needs to take you away from it ASAP… keep reading, your soul will be destroyed. 🤐

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      8. Satou Johns Avatar

        oh gosh… I will need to keep reading and finish it with a cup of hot chocolate and cookies D: to counter the bitterness and sadness of the book T_T

        Thank you for the heads up! ❤

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      9. Sophia Ismaa Writes Avatar

        Forget hot chocolate and cookies, bring some xanax and tissues. 😂 good luck!

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      10. Satou Johns Avatar

        oh gosh! I need an appointment with my psychiatrist XD I haven’t picked up the book for some days, I think that my unconscious self is fighting a bit XD

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      11. Sophia Ismaa Writes Avatar

        Haha! Don’t fight it… it might be gruesome but Westeros and the East have a lot to teach you. No pain, no gain.

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      12. Satou Johns Avatar

        Totally! I’m not fighting it… That much (?) I picked it up again this morning and I was so shocked with some things that happened 😮 I’m like a hundred fifty pages to finish the first book… I haven’t given you so many updates about this book am I reading hahaha

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      13. Sophia Ismaa Writes Avatar

        Yeah, I just saw that you finished reading the book on Goodreads…. Shock is the right word, for sure!!!! Did you love it?

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      14. Satou Johns Avatar

        haha thank you for following me there! haha
        I was so crushed and so exited and so wowed!! like HOLY MOTHER OF… haha I will for sure write something hehe and I like it really much! I love how one single book triggered such a pandemonium XD

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      15. Sophia Ismaa Writes Avatar

        One specific character caused all that pandemonium… but you’ll get the scoop later and prepared to be SHOCKED.

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      16. Satou Johns Avatar

        I know that a lot of heads will roll… Like literally xD thank you very much for keeping up with my reading! Haha what I like is that those books have some fantasy/mystery in them 😮 like the zombies and the fireproof woman xD

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  5. Kay Wisteria Avatar

    Such a wonderful post ❤

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    1. Satou Johns Avatar

      Really? ❤ Thank you very much for such a nice comment! I think it is nice to open up with the things you love ❤
      I hope you keep coming ❤ We welcome everybody on our kingdom! ❤

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      1. Kay Wisteria Avatar

        ❤ ❤ ❤

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