Have you ever read a book, are dying to talk to someone about it and can’t find anyone who has even heard of it? Welcome to my world. I am a bookworm, bookaholic, bibliophile and I read like a girl. What does that even mean?
Reading like a girl is whatever we (as girls) make it.
It is reading YA in your (eeek!) extra-late twenties and falling for your book boyfriends and shipping so hard for a couple you can’t even deal.
It is reading books you know will make you cry harder than you have in years because you know your life will ultimately be better for having read the story.
It is reading your guilty pleasure, trashy romance novel with scenes so hot steam rises from the pages.
It is reading books about women and men who are making a difference in this world. Movers, shakers, decision makers and thought leaders who are leaving their mark upon this world and making life better for all humankind.
It is waiting not so patiently for a book to be released, devouring it in one night and then having to wait with breathless anticipation for the next book.
It is standing in line for your favorite author to sign your favorite book of theirs and fangirling over meeting them. (I…umm… have no experience with that one, I swear.)
It is recommending a book to a friend and bonding over your love of the story. Or your hatred of a villian. Or your affection a character. Or your infatuation of a friendship.
It is finding the series that speaks to you or the character you find yourself in, and coming back to her/him over and over again.
It is stumbling upon the book which leaves a mark on your soul. The one that leaves you changed and your world turned inside out.
It is discovering those books that inspire you to do something. To make a difference. To speak up. To stand up. To defend. To define. To leave a better legacy.
Reading like a girl is all of that and so much more. It is whatever you make it. What does it mean to you?