As you can see by the title this post is all about why I read children’s books, and the simple answer is because I want to. But I will go into detail why all of a sudden I have started reading more.
Just like most avid book readers I started reading super young, like 6 or 7. I always enjoyed reading and my mom always encouraged me to read whatever I wanted, that’s probably why I read The Shining at 12. I have never been ashamed of what I read, until about 3 years ago when I read a children’s picture book and recorded on Goodreads and someone made a comment about I was too old and didn’t have kids to be reviewing a kids book. That actually really upset me and I didn’t list any children books I was reading for a long time. I know you are thinking why would you ever let one person change what you were reading? and I don’t really have an answer for you. I will say it was about the time I started this blog and I wanted everyone to like me and I felt pressured but I shouldn’t have let one person take that enjoyment away.
So here we are now, over my fear of bully goodreaders and finally reading whatever I want and putting it on Goodreads. I love all books, if you follow me on Goodreads you would see that. Every month I read novels, graphic novels, manga, picture books, etc. and I honestly enjoy it all. I really do love children’s picture books and I think they are such beautiful little art work. I recommend picking up at least one children’s book this year, step outside you comfort zone and read something new.