How has reading impacted your life? That's what I'm going to be discussing, today.
Before I could read, I'd wrap my tiny fingers around the first book that caught my eye, and create my own story. Flipping the pages, I allowed my mind to wander as I imagined a story, and then presented it to my family, all the while pretending to be reading the pages. Years later, when I was the age of My Magic Tree house, The Box Car Children, and Nancy Drew, I truly fell in love with reading. Once I got a little older, I yearned for something different. A Dog's Life, and The Island of Blue Dolphins were the beginning of my adventure into contemporary. I absolutely loved and cried over both of those phenomenal books, and ever since then, I've curiously widened my horizon, always experiencing different genres and stepping out of my comfort zone. How has reading impacted my life? Well, that's simple. I've never looked at anything the same way ever since I opened my first book. In the simplest terms, everything I see has a new-founded meaning, a story. Not to mention, the world feels full of opportunities I wouldn't have known without reading. Without reading, I wouldn't experience the feeling of escaping into another world, absolutely separate from my own. I wouldn't stay up past midnight, gripping the precious pages of another story, knowing that I cannot go to bed without knowing what happens at the end of the chapter. Additionally, I wouldn't have this blog where I can connect with other readers around the world, and fan-girl / discuss my favorite book, or rave about an unsatisfying story.
I'm tagging lots of people to share their own stories about how reading has impacted YOUR life. If I didn't tag you, I would still love to hear your input on this topic! Be sure to link your post in the comments so I don't miss it!