10 Reasons I Love Reading

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is Top 10 Reasons I love reading. Easy enough. So easy I decided to make a video. You can watch the entire video here, or scroll down to view it in clips.

Vicarious Experiences

Why I find books to be vicarious experiences (~40 seconds)

Knowledge Building

In which I talk about liking to learn things (~30 seconds)

Stress Relief

In which I tell a story about how my students knew me far too well. (~40 seconds)

The Comfort of Being Read To

Paradigm Shift

Because I know I’m not the center of the universe and sometimes I need to be reminded about checking my filter (~1:30)

Shared Experiences

In which I tell the story of why I have three copies of The Fault in Our Stars on my book case, and about the amazing reading event that occurred in my classroom because of one of those copies. (~1:40)

Validation of Lived Experiences


Language Is Fascinating

Because it just is (~1:00)

Social Contexts

It wasn’t until college that Beowulf made any kind of sense. Here’s why. (~1:20)

Literacy History in the United States

Coincidentally, I was watching Jeopardy with my mother-in-law and this reason was the answer to one of today’s clues. (~1:30)

Why do you love to read?

Leave it in the comments and I’ll see you there soon. Until then I am the (book) supplier wishing you happy reading. Don’t forget to be awesome.

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