It’s Been A While + What I Love About Reading

Hey there!

It’s been a while, am I right? To be precise, it’s been 17 days (2 weeks and 3 days). I hope you guys understand, just lately things have been insane and I just haven’t had the time to sit down and let my thoughts flood over this post. But, I’m back! And, before I tell you all about what I love about reading I just want to say that on 1st May I will be celebrating my 6 month anniversary where I will be sharing some VERY exciting news with you all. I am now going to try post at least once a week, so look out for next week’s post! Also, stay tuned for my bujo reveal (probably coming near the end of March). Now read on!

What do I love about reading? Is it the thrill of never knowing quite where a book will take me, or is it the emotional roller coaster of the connection between you and the characters?

If you guys didn’t know, I’m a total book worm. You’ll either find me buying books, or reading them. But why do I love reading? I’m going to give you a couple of reasons why reading is such an amazing thing, and I’m going to tell you my favourite reading quote so far!

  • A way to escape – reading is such a great escape. When I’m going through something difficult, I feel stressed out or I just need a break from well, real life I find the first thing I usually reach for is a book. I become a different person, I meet different people and see different things, at some points in a book, I feel as if I’m inside the book, witnessing everything form the sideline, or sometimes being the main character.
  • Cultures the imagination – does anybody ever feel disappointed when they read a book and have the perfect image of all the characters and scenes and then watch the film and feel disappointment? That’s why, for me, I have to read the book before I watch the film. Anyways, I have a vivid imagination, I’m one of those people who see a simple cloud and see it as something else. A wolf hunting its prey, a dinosaur climbing a tree or a bird flapping its wings. People who don’t have an imagination generally struggles to read as they can’t picture what is happening in the book.
  • You learn a lot of things – for instance, I have learnt a lot of things through reading. Especially with Geek Girl, I love the sort of random facts Wiki comes up with. Not just that though, I’ve learnt a lot of life decisions, and have made a lot of morals through it. I’m sure everybody has had their fair share of life lessons through reading, and maybe one day they might use that advice. I find that the Mates Dates series is great and giving advice for teens.

Made this image myself, surprisingly… had to set it as background for laptop! I fell in love with this one straight away.

What do you guys love about reading? / Do you read? / Do you prefer a paper book or reading online? / What are your top 3 favourite genres?

Tell me all in the comments, thanks for reading!

How big do you guys want my posts to be? This post was about 543 words long so is this a good size post? I don’t want my posts to be too long, I would rather them short but bursting with good content. Please let me know if this post was too long or not short enough, thank you.

34 thoughts on “It’s Been A While + What I Love About Reading

  1. Oh my goodness it’s been so long! I’ve missed you so much! You’re posts are perfect, I could read you’re blog all day! Mine are usually 300-500 words. Also your blog looks amazing! I’m sorry I’ve missed so much! It looks so professional! πŸ’›

    1. Awwww, thank you so much! I’ve missed your blog and you a lot aswell. That’s such a nice thing to say, I’m glad they are an easy-read, yass! I love the size of your posts, not too long but not too short, I think the max now for my posts is going to be 500 words as I don’t want to waffle on if you get me and I’mm rambling on right now xD Aw, thank you so much Kiwi! ❀ I've missed you and the community of blogging a lot aswell! c:
      Amber x
      ps. Thank you SO much for your lovely comment + for reading x

  2. Hey Amber! Welcome backkkk πŸ–€
    And yess I LOVE reading! It’s my lifeline!!πŸ’™ I prefer paper book! It’s like a lil treasure that you can keep with you forever! I love fiction! Especially romcoms
    Penny xxx

    1. Aw, thank you so much Penny! Sorry for my late reply, but it’s great to be back ❀ Reading is my lifeline, I can so relate! And literally all the books on my shelves are paper back, I'm not too keen on hardback, it's really heavy to transport. Fiction is the best ❀
      Love rom-coms, the perfect amount of heart-warming love and things that make you laugh!
      Thank you so much for commenting + reading, am I up to date with your posts? Going to check now.
      Amber x

      1. Yup you are up to date with my posts! Gonna write something new soon! I’ve got millions of things I wanna share with you guys! And I need everyone’s help too, you know “teenage drama”
        By the way, thanks for being so sweet and supportive πŸ–€ it’s really nice to share my idiotic thoughts somewhere and it warms my heart that there are people who are so kind and helpful πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•
        Penny xxx

        1. Awesome, don’t want to be missing any great content! 😊 That’s great, I’ll be looking out / forward for your next post (if it’s not already posted now πŸ˜‚) I totally get it, it’s reassuring to hear that it’s not just me that!s suffering with teen drama πŸ˜†
          Absolutely no worries Penny! We all understand, I think that is what blogging is all about, a big community of amazing people called the blogosphere! 😊
          No worries, and your thoughts aren’t idiotic! πŸ˜‚
          Amber x

  3. Hey – I read your about page & I love the school for good and evil too – I have a crystal in time and am so excited to get round to reading it!! Also love geek girl πŸ˜‰πŸ’•

    1. Thank you Grandma Bayance! πŸ’› Nahh, your posts are jammed full of great content and interesting conversation-starters! 😊 I love that you write long posts x

  4. GURL I AM SHOOKETH BY THE NEW BLOG DESIGN!! It’s been a long timeee! I love the wallpaper you made and YES books opened me up to so many different perspectives and it made me more empathetic in a way. And whenever I read I get so sucked in and have to read in one or two sittings. Love this!!

    1. Oh, thank you so much Grandma Bayance! πŸ’› Yassss! Feel free to save it if you love it, the quote just is sooo true! 😊 I totally understand you, it has really opened up my brain to the things around me and helped me realise how lucky I am. Reading DEFINITELY has a habit of sucking people in! About to look at your blog for any new posts, sorry I haven’t been keeping up πŸ˜–πŸ˜£
      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Bay,
      Amber x

    1. Aw, thanks Rhi! πŸ™‚ It’s definitely great to be back! I think you do, do you want me to mention that you might help with some of the designs (I don’t want to take all the credit… πŸ˜‚) x

        1. Awesome! Yep, I think you will, I plan to release it on the 1st of May just for a heads up and I’ll probably be creating an email. Just to ask, what email did you use for our actual website? x I’ll make sure to let you know if there is a glitch.

            1. Okay, sounds good. Sure, I’ll send it now. Yeah, because we need to see whose email was used otherwise it!s going to get confusing. Should I create a completely new email and add it to Designs by Ari Rose site? x

  5. Awesome post ! I love it so much βœ¨πŸ’• yaaasssss gurrrll! I prefer hardback πŸ’• I love books for all those reasons too ! I love escaping into a book – escaping from reality and Geek Girl is one of my faves ! I love all the facts in it πŸ’• reading the book before watching the film is my no.1 rule πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚oh and I hope you don’t mind me asking , but what app do you use for your graphics ? Xx

    1. Aw, thanks Isabel! πŸ’› Thongs have been hectic lately, sorry about my late reply πŸ˜‚ Yesss, or paperback, the covers on hardback annoy me so bad when they keep on slipping. YASS RIGHT ON. Geek Girls for LIFE. Definitely, that’s like my un-official rule. I use various apps n my laptop that are quite good literally just google β€˜good graphic design apps’ it worked for me πŸ˜‚
      Thank you so much for lovely comment,
      Amber x

      1. It’s totally fine – no worries gurrlll ! πŸ˜‚ I’m glad we agree ! Yaaasss paper back and hard back πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚! Yaaaaassss geek girl all the wayyy! πŸ˜‚ Thank you so much for telling me – I need to find some good apps !
        No problem- you deserve it !
        Isabel ✨

        1. Oh my god, I just realised I said ‘thongs’ instead of ‘things’ I am sooo sorry that stupid auto-correct xD Paper back and hard back alll the way ❀ No worries, good luck on your graphics c:
          Amber x
          ps. Thank you so much!

          1. Only just saw this πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ it’s totally fine – I understood πŸ˜‚πŸ’œ thank you so much !
            Isabel πŸ’œ

    1. Aw, thanks gurl! πŸ’› Thanks for the feedback. I think I’m going to aim for 500 words, it’s big enough to put some great content in there but small enough for me not to ramble (too much) πŸ˜†
      Amber x

  6. Omg, you’re back!! Bruh, you’re lowkey my favorite person on the internet you can’t just leave me like that xD Anyway, I love reading for all the same reasons πŸ™‚ I prefer hardcover but I use a kindle. A kindle THAT I LOST YESTERDAY ON THE BUS UGH.
    I loved reading this! πŸ™‚ x

    1. Aw, that means so much to me Isa! πŸ’›πŸ˜Š Right back at ya! x I am REALLY sorry that I just kind of left my blog without much notice but I just kinda needed time to sort some stuff out and like I said things were insane at that point, and pretty much still are πŸ˜‚ And I just want to say, thank you for supporting me so far over my career of blogging! πŸ™‚ It’s really nice to know there is someone there who I can trust and who is there for me 100% x πŸ’› I’m glad! Yes, I just love the feel of a real book, oh gawddd! I hate leaving stuff places, it’s just wayyy to stressful for my emotions to deal with πŸ˜‚ Did you get it back? If not, well, I hope you do! 😊
      Thank you so much Isa,
      That comment meant a lot! And I promise next time I go offline for nearly 3 weeks, I’ll definitely be letting you know so you don’t think I’ve stopped blogging or something (which hopefully I won’t) πŸ˜…
      Amber x

      1. Haha, I get it. Things are kinda hectic over here as well. Aw, you’re so welcome πŸ™‚ I feel the same about you, haha. I did literally 45 minutes ago, haha.
        Alright girl, haha. Same here πŸ™‚ x

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