Wednesday, 22 July 2015
Paperback's Pondering's: Reading Can Sometimes Be a Lonely Hobby!
Paperback's Pondering's is a weekly discussion when I take a topic and well, ponder about it! This week's topic is all about why being a bookworm can sometimes get lonely.
In my opinion, I think that reading as developed sort of a bad rep in the digital age. More teenagers that I know hate it, and are geared towards things like Netflix and Instagram. Now to be honest, I am addicted to these things as well, but sometimes I wonder if there are any bookworms left in the world besides the ones who have blogs?
Out of all the friends I've made throughout high school, none of them have been interested in reading. This makes things awkward when we're looking for things to talk about. I mean, I would LOVE to tell them all of the thoughts I had on my latest dystopia read, but they wouldn't be interested. To be honest, I feel like I'm being judged when I'm the only one reading during a free period.
I feel like a lot of teenagers this age view books as being only for "the nerdy" or "the shy people". It isn't seen as something that is "cool" in my school. Now obviously I am not going to change my hobby for anyone else's opinion, I could care less what anyone thinks, however it would be nice to have a friend who read books.
I think this is one of the main reasons why I started a blog. I really needed to communicate with people who understood me, and who were relatable. I've been loving it so far. I just wish there could be more people in my life who I could share my hobby with as well. Teenagers need to see that so much effort and love goes into books, and that bookworms are a great bunch, always welcome to bring in more members :)
I want to know what you think! Can you share you love of books with other people, or do you feel like it's not something that many people can relate to?
Emily @ Paperback Princess