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Mindful Mondays: Reading

Monday, September 21, 2015


September 21, 2015

Hello Hello Hello!

For today's Mindful Monday I am going to be talking about my favorite past time, reading! I know I talk a lot about reading on my blog, but you know what? It's my blog and I shall post whatever I wish. So if this is the tenth post about book, so be it!


What I enjoy most about reading is that you get to venture into the thoughts of others and see their imagination. I love creative people and I also love talking about creative ideas with creative people. When somebody is so passionate about what they are doing it makes me feel so happy. I remember when I first read the Harry Potter series. I was so engulfed in the plot and the characters. It was amazing to me that a single woman could create a whole new world that I could relive over and over again.

As a kid I started reading at a very young age and that stemmed by love for it. As I grew, I could never grasp the concept of how some people don't like reading. Still to this day I don't really understand it. In my graduating class I asked a lot of people what their thoughts were about reading. A good amount said they hated reading. Hate? Really? Obviously as seniors in high school they could all read so that wasn't the problem. Each time I asked they why, they claimed it was boring or a waste of time. To be honest I can't see how reading about Frodo Baggins walking to Mordor would be boring...but that's just me. 

I still remember in my Junior year of high school I was somewhat called out by a classmate in history for reading a book. It was May and "City of Heavenly Fire" by Cassandra Clare had just come out. It is the final installment of "The Mortal Instruments" series and I bought it the day it came out. It is 725 pages and was in hard back. It was sitting on my desk and I was finishing my notes for the day and then I decided to read for a while. It was almost completely quiet when one of the "jocks" in our class decided to speak up. He said, "Is there a reason you're reading a book bigger than the Declaration of Independence?" For one, that was the dumbest comment I had ever heard. It didn't make any sense and I think he actually thought it would insult me...it didn't. It did make me fell awkward because everyone started staring at me and I felt really awkward. 

I should have said something, but I didn't. I guess what I am trying to say is don't bash people for reading. For some odd reason you don't like it and that okay, just don' make people feel weird because they read. I am pretty sure all I did was ramble, but I hope I gave you something to think about.

- Stay Mindful

-Haley


2 comments:

  1. Hi Haley! There's definitely, there's an unnecessary stigma surrounding books, is it a waste of time? I still remember being 8 and reading every book on my shelf 5 times over before raiding my sister's. Even though i already knew the plot and characters, just losing myself in the pages for an hour or two was enough.
    Happy reading x
    Betty
    http://hashtaghatty.blogspot.com.au/
    P.S I'm constantly brimming with book recommendations, check out "I'll give you the sun" by Jandy Nelson or "We were liars"by E. Lockhart. I also suggest getting a Goodreads account to meet like-minded booknerds!

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    1. I love Goodreads I am constantly on there reading through reviews and forums! I will check out We were liars as I love E. Lockhart :)

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