Today I’m taking part in the Book Blogger Hop, a weekly hop hosted by Billy B at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer (originally created by Jennifer at Crazy-For-Books). You can see the hop schedule here.
“Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.”~Billy B
This week’s question:
Can you say this about yourself? Nothing makes me happier than sitting down with a good book.~submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews
This is a good question! I think maybe in the past I could say that about myself, but now I’m at a different stage in life I have slightly different priorities. Spending quality time with my family and friends probably makes me happiest now. I also really enjoy writing and being creative-it gives me a big sense of accomplishment.
Reading is not necessarily something that gives me a huge feel-good boost or a rush of endorphins, especially if I’m reading something sad! I associate it more with a cosy feeling of peace and contentment, like pulling on a comfy jumper or snuggling up under a blanket with a hot chocolate.
Curling up with a book at the end of the day is still something that I really look forward to and couldn’t live happily without. My reading time is precious as I think of it not only as entertainment but as a form of self-care. If for any reason I don’t have time to read for a while, I notice that I get irritable and miserable pretty quickly. Escaping into fiction and using my imagination are definitely vital to my mental well-being.
What about you?
Does anything make you happier than reading?
“I associate it more with a cosy feeling of peace and contentment”
Yes, yes, yes. reading is a wonderful thing to look forward too, but it is not *everything*. Well said! 🙂
Thanks, Amber! Glad you agree and I’m not going to be disowned from the bookish community!
I like that you call it entertainment AND self-care. I definitely see reading that way. I wouldn’t say it makes me the MOST happy, because I do like doing other things and being with friends and family but it’s a top one for sure.
Yep, I think it’s healthy to have other things that bring us joy other than reading, but reading is definitely right up there.