Hey everyone! So, last night as I was about to sleep, I was struck with a post idea- Qualities of a Reader! As all of you probably know, readers are one the best people to exist on this planet (not that I am praising myself *wink wink*). So, here are 9 good qualities of a reader!
- Sleep late and wake up early, and still be able function the entire day:
Bookworms have this amazing power of sleeping late and still being able to work up early the next day. Funnily enough, this just happened to me last night. I had a long day and went to bed at 11:30. But, of course, a day is incomplete until I scroll through Youtube/ Instagram and read the book. I am reading Crooked Kingdom, and since I am partly in a reading slump, I am reading real slow, so I was like up till 1: 30 reading. And then, I had a class today morning at 7, so well, you can only imagine how fast I had to function to actually sit in the class on time!
- Expert at avoiding people:
Do I even need to explain this? There have been so many days in my life where I am just not in the mood to talk to people, and I just pulled out a book (I ALWAYS carry a book), and no one ever comes to talk to me. (Except in 9th grade, this really annoying guy, who used to end up making me pull my face out of the book. But, my mood always did lift when I talked to him, so eh.)
- Can do pretty much everything while reading
Did I mention we are excellent multitaskers? I mean, just today, my sister was watching something on the television while eating and well, I wasn’t in the mood to watch it. So, I just read a book while eating. I did spill a drop of ice cream on the book, and I am terribly sorry, but as the book ages, the yellow pages will hide the stain!
- Brain storage= ♾
Can you imagine all the stories that we carry in our head? And along with that, all the real world things we have in our head, like physics formulas, and whatnot. Our brains are trained to hold so much information!
Reader read about so many characters who have undergone so many hardships and have so many problems, that we are able to understand what the person is going through. For example, Wylan from Six of Crows, is dyslexic. If we ever meet someone who cannot read or write, we will be able to understand what they are going through, and without making fun of them, or making them feel as though we are only helping them cos of their issues, we will be able to make them feel at ease. Not a lot of us are homophobic either, because of reading so many books with gay relationships.
Ahem, let me just pull out a list of fictional books where we learnt real world stuff
1. Harry Potter: A little bit of Latin- the spells are derived mostly from Latin phrases
2. Percy Jackson: Greek mythology
3. Magnus Chase: Norse mythology
4. Animal Farm: Soviet Union history
5. The Boy With Striped Pajamas: Racial oppression of the Jews.
6. Number the Stars: Racial discrimination’s effects during World War II
Do you see how we learn so much just by reading? Do you?
- Great listeners:
We are used to listening to:
1. Authors- in the form of books. We read so much dialogue, that we are practically listening to several conversations in the hours that we read a book.
2. Other bookworms drone on about the book that they recently read (Not that we are complaining)
It takes so much dedication to devote your entire life loving fictional characters, who we have never even met. Just imagine, how loyal we can be when we want to for real people. Pity, not all real people are bookworms.
Reading other stories definitely gives birth to ideas in our own heads too. We might not share or voice them, but we definitely have the beginnings of a book or a story or a poem brewing in our head at all times. Creativity literally oozes out from us, you just need to be clever enough to use it :).
There are so many more awesome qualities in a bookworm, but that’s all the time we have for today! Share some qualities you think I haven’t mentioned here in the comments!