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Sunday, 10 January 2016

10 Things I Love/Hate About Reading




Ahhhh books, why you smell so good?
I have such a love hate relationship with reading. Sometimes it leaves me feeling wonderful and inspired and other times it leaves me empty and COLD. Can any of you relate to this? Let me explain a bit further...in a kind of good points vs. bad points kind of way.

Good - it allows for ULTIMATE RELAXATION. Combine a book with a bath and I'm in heaven. 
Bad - it makes me stay in the bath so long that I end up bathing in freezing cold water, with a wrinkly body like a pug but without the cuteness levels they serve, and with a big-ass pain in the neck. Sake. 

Good - reading takes me away from any issues or worries I've been fussing over IRL. 
Bad - realising I prefer the characters in the book to people IRL. 

Good - the trance-like state I go into when I'm reading a belter of a book. 
Bad - there could be a savage serial killer rampaging through my house and I wouldn't notice a bloody thing. Very dangerous if you ask me.

Good - feelings of joy and cleverness when I  suss what is about to happen. Getting a bit of Columbo-style arrogance, and enjoying it. Good job me. 
Bad - the after book comedown. It puts me in break-up mode where I end up moping about the house feeling sorry for myself and wondering WHY DO BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE?!


Good - reading is inspiring. It makes me want to live like Colin Firth in Love Actually - heading away to a cabin in the middle of nowhere (not one of the scary horror movie ones obv.)  with typewriter in tow. 
Bad - having to go to stinkin' work to pay the bills and being left with limited time to spend creating!


Good - reading is constantly learning. It's wonderful. 
Bad - sometimes however, the thing you learn is that you really enjoy reading serial killer biographies. Scared myself a little bit. 

Is it just me that feels like this!?

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16 comments:

  1. I love reading and it's great to get really immersed into the storyline and characters of a book!

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  2. I usually find I get gripped by a proper page turner only to be either totally let down or just disappointed that the book has finished when I reach the last couple of pages - why is a good ending so hard?

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    1. Sometimes it just leaves you so deflated!

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  3. Oh this is a great post! I hate when I'm getting to the end of a book I'm loving and not wanting to stop reading but also not wanting it to end! The struggle is so real!
    Nicola x

    http://nicspirational.co.uk

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    1. I hear ya. I always want to drag the last few chapters out but never do and it's all over so quick </3

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  4. LOL! loved this and can totally relate :)
    Laura x
    http://lifebylaurax.com

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  5. Haha, loved this! I love reading, but once I get too much into it, I usually loose the time and end up staying till 4am which isn't good thing because I need to get up in 2 hours :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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    1. Ahah! The sign of a great book! Not so great for the early alarm though, haha. x

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  6. ohmygod this is so me! I prefer fictional people over the real ones (real ones are usually disappointing so yeah) and I have this emotional attachment with books that's sometimes hard for me to cope. But books are my life.

    xo,
    Not Your Type Blog

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    1. I agree, they are so good. I go through phases of not reading for ages and then intense reading, getting through loads at a time. xx

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  7. Oh god the after book comedown.... "Well what do I do with my life NOW?" I don't want this real life, let me go back in the book please.

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    1. I refuse to let it go. Google the book for any old trivia/facts I can find about it. It's a hard time ha!

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  8. This is a terrific list, I really loved reading it. I can totally commiserate with it, too. Books are the ultimate, in-too-deep, getaway.

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