23 Sep 2015

Why Reading Is Cool

All too much society likes the stereotype people and say that all popular girls at school will be dumb blondes- just look at Regina George- and all intelligent people will be friendless, with braces and glasses. But it's not true!

The same goes for people who read books. Apparently we have to be nerdy and shy, spend all our time sitting in the corner of a room alone and if we do happen to speak to somebody we use very long literary words and bore them to death with a synopsis of Jane Eyre or Wuthering Heights.

Wrong! All wrong!

Being a bookworm is cool. It's not something people should be ashamed about admitting. And I just hate the fact that the media portray this image to people. I mean you never see a highly intellectual book reader beating the shit out of the bully do you? More than likely it's the other way around. So no wonder some people, especially young school children, are scared to say they enjoy reading.

However it shouldn't be this way. Books are there to be discussed with your friends, to make you think and laugh and cry together. To simultaneously connect you with the millions and millions of other people in the world who have read that exact same sentence as you.

So just for those children, who hide away in their bedroom at home reading, here's why it is super cool:

1. You can learn about different cultures and countries without even having to jump on a plane

Not everyone can afford or how the time to be jet setting around the globe, visiting remote parts of the planet and Instagraming it all to their hearts content. I am very much one of those people. Instead I have resorted to books.

Once you get looking, there is an astonishing variety of books out there based in hundreds of different countries in the world. There is The Kite Runner set in Afghanistan, The Great Gatsby set in New York, Les Miserable set in Paris and an endless amount more!

2. It connects and unites people

I'm always banging on to my friends and family about books :"Have you got to this bit yet?".... "I can't believe he died"..."No! Are they really turning it into a film?"

There is so much that can be said about them, so no wonder some genius came up with the idea of Book Clubs and Coffee Mornings. Not to mention the fact that books have know expanded onto the internet with a rise in book bloggers, vloggers and social media accounts. There has never been a better time to start meeting other people who like to read just as much as you.

3. Books become conversation starter

Carrying on from above, many people have met their soul mates that they will spend the rest of their life with and their best friends through simply chatting about a book. It kick starts a conversation and immediately removes any awkwardness completely. Try it sometime...

4. It can transported back in time

Without the help of Doctor Who or a time machine I should add, books allow us to experience the past. We can jump into a Charles Dicken's story and learn about Victorian Britain or we can open Anne Frank's Diary and see what was it really like to be a Jew in WW2.

Not only that but think about all the people, hundreds of years ago, who have read those exact same words as you are reading now. In that moment you are connected to them.

5. You know what and when something is going to happen in the movie 

So many brilliant books have been brought to life on the cinema screen. So not only do you experience the excitement of seeing what you pictured in your head in real life, but you know exactly what's about to happen before it happens.

I'm sure your friends would be pretty impressed with that one! Like, hold on a mo...are you flippin' psychic or something?

6. It improves intelligence, imagination, communication and spelling 

Something our parents and our teachers liked to constantly remind us of, and something we liked to constantly ignore. But the fact remains that this is 100% true. People who read books have been scientifically proven as more intelligent and creative than people who don't read.

So whose gunna be working in McDonalds then, eh?


7. Free entertainment 

Why pay out money to go to SeaWorld or a theme park, when you could pop down to your local library and check out a book for absolutely nothing. Or purchase one from the Top 100 Free Ebooks for zero pounds and zero pence. You cannot go wrong!

8. Lastly, some of the riches, most famous people who ever lived were authors and poets

The TOWIE stars have nothing on Shakespeare, Harper Lee, Jane Austen and JK Rowling.

Nuff said!

See! Reading is pretty cool, right?
Love Beth xx


  1. I absolutely love reading, I have no shame in it! Although, I haven't read in a while so I will definitely keep a look out for your picks!

    LaurieElle.com xx

  2. I love reading but haven't got time these days. There was nothing better than reading my book on the way to work.

  3. Yessss! Reading is cool! I love reading books and would prefer staying in and reading over going out any day! Great post! :)

    Heather Xx

  4. I love reading! and am really proud of it


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  6. Loved this post! I've always been such an avid reader and I don't know why more people don't read!



  7. I've always been a massive bookworm and I'm unashamed! It's weird how it's considered 'uncool' at school x

    Josie | Sick Chick Chic

  8. I love this post, reading has always been one of my favourite things to do! I genuinely don't understand why some people don't enjoy it xx



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