aka you just told me that I look too stupid to read.
Reading has always been a big part of my life. In my elementary years, from grade 1-3, I was always pulled out of class for about 20-30 minutes to read with another teacher. At the time, I didn’t know why I was pulled out of class but I wasn’t embarrassed. I guess my teachers thought I was struggling with reading.
Looking back, I think I need to thank those teachers that helped me out with reading (whether I had a reading problem or not) because without those teachers looking after my best interest, I probably wouldn’t be reading as much as I do now. Reading, for me, is one of my favourite hobbies.
I love reading because it brings me to a whole new place. It educates me and relaxes me. By the end of a really good book, I sometimes feel like I ended an adventure. And let’s not forget the process of reading a book – I get so emotional from a character’s death or even a “wtf” moment. I’m literally in my own world when I read.
Sometimes when I meet new people, and they ask about my hobbies, I’ll list reading as one of them and most of them will nod but you have those few people that say… “Wow, I didn’t think you were the type to read books!”
And in my mind, I’m just like… “What the @#%&@!@$, you #%@%^&^%$#@! Did you just said I look to stupid to read?!”
Because, let’s be real, most people associate reading with nerds/geek. Because I don’t look “nerdy” enough, I don’t look like I read much.
Ugh, news flash, I love to read. I read everything from biographies, to cheesy high school romance books. I love reading about history (seriously, don’t argue with me about World War II, The Holocaust and/or Hitler), cultural studies, biographies, non fictions (especially crimes!), and post-apocalyptic books.
Last year, I took Goodread’s challenge of reading 32 books in a year but I ended up reading 40 instead (click here for list of the 40 books I’ve read). For 2014, I’m trying to finish 50 books for the year!
Don’t judge me when I say I read books. Reading is for everyone and you don’t need to “look” a certain way to be a bookworm. It just pisses me off when people imply that I look too stupid to read.
No, stranger, you look stupid for judging me!