Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Teen Read Week!

 Hello everyone! Sorry my blog post is a couple hours late. Crazy day! It is that time of year again! Teen Read Week! In which teens are encouraged to read. What else? I am a part of a special Teen Read Week tour through Inklined Writers.

 My post is on

 The Benefits of Reading

 So I could obviously go on forever about the benefits of reading, but I'll just touch on a few things.

1. Reading improves your brain. That's right. When you read, you're using your brain, and it's almost like doing mental push ups. Get yourself a GOOD book (because just like there are unhealthy work outs, there are unhealthy books), and start toning those reading muscles.

2. Reading makes you smarter. Not only does it improve your brain in other things, but you can actually get some smarts from reading. A lot of the information I know about the world etc came from the pages of a book. Who knows how much I would know without books?

3. Reading makes you able to discuss interesting topics with your friends. By interesting topics, I mean you can geek out about a certain character or plot with other books lovers. This can be done with movies too. But.

4. Reading has lots of detail. You watch a movie and it might last two hours, and it's over. Don't you hate it when you feel like the story could have gone a lot farther? Well with books... they can. There is no two hour time limit on a book, and you can read it at your leisure. Now you can really get into it. And the details will make so much sense.

5. Reading is fun. Contrary to popular belief, reading isn't boring. Whoever started that heinous lie should be forced to read a thick text book in one sitting. Then maybe they would change their mind about what is boring, and what is not. Reading allows imagination to leap off the page, and into your mind. Although I love watching a good film, reading allows you to get your own opinion, imagining the character yourself instead of having an actor/actress already representing them. Books are exciting, romantic, full of action, adventure, and special effects.

 I suggest you pick up a good book soon! Here are a few of my suggestions...

Romanticish stuff: The Revised Life of Ellie Sweet by Stephanie Morrill, Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers (also historical.)

Historical: The Last Sin Eater by Francine Rivers, Band of Sisters by Cathy Gohlke, Alone Yet Not Alone by Tracy Leinenger, The Viking Quest series by Lois Walfrid Johnson, Isle of Swords/Isle of Fire by Wayne Thomas Batson.

Fantasy/Spec fic: Blood of Kings Trilogy by Jill Williamson, Replication, The New Recruit, Captives also by Jill Williamson, The Berinfell Prophesies by Wayne Thomas Batson and Christopher Hopper, Princess Academy by Shannon Hale, Goose Girl by Shannon Hale.

And that's about all for now. I hope you enjoyed this blog post! Check out the other stops...

Inklined Writers--7:00 AM
Emily Rachelle Writes--9:00 AM
Lily's Notes in the Margins--1:00 PM

~ a rambling author


Emily Rachelle said...

Shannon Hale! Oh I love her stuff :D And of course Jill... haha.

Two more really great Christian contemporary authors are Robin Jones Gunn and Melody Carlson. No book recommendation list is complete without them!

Bethany said...

Emily: Don't tell anyone, but I haven't really read either of them! I really need to, though!

Sarah Faulkner said...

Wonderful post! I know people who are like: "Reading is boring." "I only ever read comic books and graphic novels unless it's for school. Then I read spark notes."
And I just don't understand those poor depraved souls.

~Sarah Faulkner


Lily J. said...

Yay for reading! I'm not sure I've ever met someone who thought reading was boring, but if I ever did, I'm not sure what I would say. Life without books? Inconceivable!

I've only read some of the Jill Williamson and the Shannon Hale on your lists, but they were good.

Victoria Grace Howell said...

Good post. I agree. ^ ^

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