I hope you all had a lovely Book Night. I know I certainly did. 🙂 I’ll be putting up a post about it as soon as I stop procrastinating. (And I will definitely be writing some more reviews— they’ve been severely lacking these past couple of weeks.) But…
I have decided that I will be creating a new series here on Yasimone!
The Bookish Guide to Being Happy!
I’m excited and I really hope you like it! The other day, I was just thinking, What makes me happy? And of course the answer is reading! But why? I wanted to explore that idea a little bit more and also share ways to help others to be happy as well, so without further ado, here’s the first installment!
#1: Read Comfort Books When You’re Feeling Down
Reading makes me happy. It makes many others happy as well.
Why? Well, you can learn so much and gain so much from books— things like ideas, knowledge, and even happiness. 🙂 You can travel to places unknown and places familiar through the most magic of portals, and see what stories have been spun inside people’s heads.
Books can mean what you want them to mean, and they can be your closest friends, your confidantes, and your accomplices all in one. Books are everything in this world, and infinitely more. So I believe that it’s quite safe to say that books make a lot of us happy. 🙂
Some books are the comfort food of the literary world. Here are some that are bound to cheer you up.
- Harry Potter- Can you believe that I’ve never mentioned these books on my blog before?! I love those books, always have, always will. 🙂 I started them when I was in first grade, if I remember correctly, and I have read them many, many times since. It’s impossible not to feel good after reading about magic and the fantastic adventures of Harry and the Hogwarts students. Reviews will be coming soon.
- Wendy Mass- Wendy Mass writes feel-good-about-yourself-and-the-world kind of books. You can’t help but be inspired and proud of the human population once you’re through. Friendship, grief, love, family, magic.
- The Chronicles of Narnia- Travel to faraway lands with Lucy, Susan, Peter, and Edmund. Engage in exciting adventures. Enjoy. (Again, this series has magic in it, and magic seems to be a reoccurring theme on this list. Seems that magic just makes me happy.)
- Geronimo Stilton- Ah, the books of my childhood. Colourful and entertaining, the antics of Geronimo Stilton, the publisher and editor of a newspaper,
The Daily Gazette, and his family are sure to please anybody, from children to the elderly. Oh, and did I mention that Geronimo Stilton— and everybody else in New Mouse City, his hometown— is a mouse? They’re so much fun to read, and the illustrations and special fonts just make it better.
There are so many books that you can read to feel better after a hard day: books that are more than just pieces of paper bound together. So here’s to happiness, and here’s to reading!
Hope you liked that! What do you think is the one of the best ways to be and stay happy?
Update~ 11th October 2015: Hey everyone, I’ve decided not to continue this series since a) it’s October right now and I haven’t done a second post for this, and b) it’s a little too similar to my Book Chats. Sorry for the inconvenience, but I’ve just thought it out and feel that it would be more practical to not add any more posts to this series. This one will still be up in case you want to read it again, however. 🙂 Thanks for understanding!