Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Tuesday Talks | Books that have Influenced my Interests and Hobbies

It's time for another Tuesday Talks! This is a goodreads group that was created by Janie and Janelle and it's all about discussing bookish topics. 

Books Influencing Interests and Hobbies
I think it's definitely safe to say that my hobbies and interests have been influenced by the books that I read. A couple of years ago I read the novel Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John and afterward I really wanted to learn American Sign Language. Since then I have learned some ASL (although I've been a slacker and not been practicing enough). I was already interested, but reading a novel about a deaf character and the way they perceive things was really interesting. I've read a few other novels with deaf main characters since and I have the same feeling after reading those. 

Reading in general has also shaped what I enjoy doing. The more books I read that I like, the more I want to read instead of doing some other activity (most of which I don't think I would get nearly as much out of). That's not a specific thing, but it's still changed the way that I live. 

I'm sure there are many other things I've picked up from reading that I can't even think of. What about you? How has reading shaped your interests and hobbies? Let me know in the comments! 



  1. I think the Hunger Games got me interested in archery somehow! I think that Harry Potter, in some way or another has influenced how I am today. And Edgar Allan Poe was definitely the one who got me into loving classics, poetry and macabre!

    I also think it's such a great thing you've taken time to learn sign language, I think it's such an important thing to have in your skill-set! I've learnt the alphabet and a few basic words, but nothing much.

    TheDonkeyInvasion - A Bookish Blog!

    1. Those are some great ones! I'm sure I would have had plenty more if I'd taken the time to think about it. :) The archery thing is cool, I've always wanted to learn, but never taken the time. And I am definitely sure that Harry Potter has shaped many aspects of my life. It's what got me really into reading in the first place.

      And thank you! I love sign language. It's such a beautiful language and I want to be able to communicate with people who don't have the option to learn my language. :)