Problems arise in many different ways and at different times in life. Growing up, I had a problem. A problem that kept me up late into the night and captured my attention from the moment I opened my eyes in the morning. A problem that I could not hide, no matter how hard I tried. A problem that still affects me to this day.
I am addicted to reading.
Now, I don’t mean that I merely read a book every month and
obsessively devotedly stayed up to date on my favorite series. I mean that my addiction was so huge that I always had at least five books on my person and my parents and my teachers would threaten to take away my books if I misbehaved. I would stay in from recess to curl up in a big comfy chair in a secluded corner of the library just to read as much as I could. Instead of sleeping, I would use a small flashlight to just read “one” more chapter…at least until my momma eventually caught me.
Today, I am a pre-medicine university student, who often needs a “break” from the fascinating subjects of Biology and Chemistry…a break that usually lasts for a time of three books. Self-care to me is still sitting in my comfy chair with my mug full of hot cocoa and my Kindle (I can now carry more than five books at a time!). However, during this time in my life, I began to realize that while I adore reading, many people these days sadly seem to make great efforts to avoid it. College students especially seem to be so apprehensive toward reading, after being forced to soley engage in a professor’s perspective of a text, that they have forgotten how to dream, imagine, and have their own interpretation of characters. Even more so, parents of young children are now having to fight them to do their class assigned reading, when the kids just want to play games such as Minecraft. Through asking around, I found that a large of the problem is that individuals are unable to find a book that they like! Be it due to lack of time, being overwhelmed by the amount of choices, being unable to connect to the plot, or even the cost. It was then that I decided that I could use my fondness of books to encourage others’ love of reading, through making a blog.
My goal is to help you find a book that you are unable to put down. If after looking through my reviews you still cannot find one, feel free to reach out and I will do my best to help you find your perfect book match! If you are an author and would like an unbiased opinion of your book, I would be more than excited to read your book! If you are a fellow bookaholic, please send me book or topic suggestions! I love new recommendations! Let’s seek to grow this book community together.
~the Brown-Eyed Bookaholic
“Generally speaking, books don’t cause much harm. Except when you read them, that is. Then they cause all kinds of problems.”