The Lush The art of unwinding. Reading, for you, is pure juicy pleasure. You love a good page-turner and a fantastical tale of a far-flung locale. You’re preserving the lost art of reading to unwind and relax, reminding others that books offer enjoyment and pleasure. Before you dismiss this as an inferior type, know that you hold the secret that few people do: that reading for pleasure is the ultimate act of renewal and restoration. In our goal-oriented culture, reading with no agenda is an act of resistance.
For you, dear Lush, reading is an act of pure juicy pleasure. A devotee of what Susan Sontag called the “book-drunken” life, you love a good page-turner and a fantastical tale of a far-flung locale, and you’re as happy with a breezy beach read as you are with a heady Booker Prize-winner.
Studies have shown that reading puts the brain into a pleasurable trance state—but of course, you knew that already. You’ve preserved the lost art of reading to unwind and relax, and you often remind others that books can be a source of great joy and inspiration. Naturally curious and emotionally-driven, you seek books that pull you in and don’t let go until the very end.
Know that you hold a secret that few people know: that reading for pleasure is the ultimate act of renewal and restoration. Pleasure isn’t trivial, and self-care doesn’t have to be a struggle—in fact, it’s the enjoyment of reading itself that brings healing and transformation.
Follow your fascinations wherever they may go, and let your favorite books be your lifelong companions.