Monday, April 13, 2015

Musing Mondays & Making Up For Monday

Musing Mondays & Making Up For Monday
Musing Mondays
Hosted by A Daily Rhythm
Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…
This week's question: 
Who, in your life, are you best able to share your love of reading with? 

My Answer:

This one is tough most of my friends aren't readers but my father is. My parents encouraged my reading at a early age. However my father and I don't read the same books. Thankfully while he may not read as many or fast as I do my husband understand my love of books and reads too. We've even read several of the same books except I never finished the Harry Potter Series.  

 Making Up for Monday
Hosted by An Avid Reader; A Wannabe Writer

Making Up For Monday asks fun literary questions. 

This Week's question:  
When people ask you why you read so much, what is your answer?

My Answer: 
I've been reading since I was a child so it's natural for me to read and most people/friends know I'm kind of a book nut. I think most of the people I meet don't find the time to read so it's a little shocking when I tell them how much I love to read. I have a book club here and most of them struggle to read the one book or don't while a few others read several a month. I love getting lost in a new story. 
What about you?


  1. Sometimes it is hard to find someone to discuss books with. It seems most of us have family that also like to read.

  2. As more time goes by, I find fewer people around me that love reading. Maybe because I don't connect regularly with anyone, like I did when I worked in my career. As a home body, I rely on the occasional old friend...and online connections.


  3. I agree with you on all those points!
    My friends don't really read as many books as I do. What I average in a week is what they might read in two months so it can be hard to discuss books or get recommended reads. But that is the beauty of the internet where you can connect with other who share your love of reading :)

  4. You made a lot of good points in this post.

  5. My fiancé doesn't read as much but he understands my love for reading and will buy me gift cards or books for me to read.

    Some of my friends aren't readers so they don't understand just how much I read, they always ask me things things like why don't you just watch the movie? Or something similar. My mom was the one that encouraged my love of reading so we discuss books and I encourage my youngest sister to read and we usually have book discussions.

    I do agree it is difficult to find someone to discuss the books with.

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  6. I read because I enjoy it. I'd ask the person why they like some particular hobby of theirs, because I'm sure it's the same for them. Just because they don't enjoy what I do doesn't mean it's odd for me to read. Should I consider their hobby odd (well, one that really isn't strange...making puppets would be a little different) because it's something I don't find enjoyment in? In school, I read a lot because I was bored. I'd finish classwork early and would always have a book to read (or maybe a puzzle book to work through). Reading was one of few teacher-accepted things to do to kill time in class, and it just worked to my benefit because I loved books so much. Now, with my health making it tough for me to get out and do things, books let me travel. I dive into a world that was created in someone else's mind, which is so cool. If my parents hadn't been so big on teaching me to read, I might have something else to fill the time. But when you grow up watching Reading Rainbow and Wishbone (I miss Wishbone), you really see all that books can offer you. Turning away from it would just be nuts!