In that podcast episode, I talked to you about the main reasons why I think reading is important. If you have been reading my posts for while, then you probably know that reading is my passion. I am an avid reader, write a thesis about children’s literature, run the Book Corner, write book reviews for you guys, work at a library and basically breathe books lol. Obviously, I think that reading can bring you a lot in life, and that was the topic of the podcast episode. However, I think it is really important to talk about reasons why I LOVE reading with you guys. Reading has become quite a competition lately, especially with Goodreads challenges and thus, I would love this posts to be a defense of reading for the simple sake of enjoying it. You do not have to read a set amount of books every month to feel like you are a “good reader”, your only goal must be to absolutely love the moments spent with your book. Reading needs to be self-care again, not a new way to compete. Thus, here is my ode to reading in 5 reasons why I love it. Enjoy!