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Passionate For Books

angel on Jul-7-2008

Let’s talk about books. I think they’re just great. One of my favorite hobbies is reading. I could read a good book for hours and hours. I love them because books are capable of bringing me into a whole new different world. As I read every story, every plot, I see myself drawn and taken into another world, and it’s a great feeling. That’s what books do to me, they allow me to explore another life, another reality, and most of the time, I get so carried away with a good book that I experience all these different emotions and change of perceptions, it’s incredible.

The first books that I loved to read were Nancy Drew, Sweet Valley High, Enid Blyton’s Books, R.L. Stein, and Love Stories. Looking back, I remember I was really hooked! I particularly enjoyed “The Magic Faraway Tree” by Enid Blyton when I was in elementary. That’s one book that I really enjoyed back then. I would always be in the library and read and read. I even got a few awards in school just for reading. I was given the “Reader of the Month” award a few times when I was a kid. Reading has always been a comfortable refuge for me. I love the feeling of being like “one of the characters”, being with them through their adventures, learning about the things they learn, getting a glimpse of their lives which can be very different from mine, falling in love, building friendships, and so much more.

When I got older, I began reading novels, thicker books, and more complicated plots. I began reading Harry Potter when I was in college, and the Lord of the Rings too. I also read inspirational books and self-help books. I don’t read non-fiction as much, I prefer fiction books that talk about love, loss, suspense, horror, magic, adventure… pretty much anything that interests me, depending on my mood. I don’t have a particular all-time favorite though, there’s just so many that I love. I love reading books that I could learn something from, and of course, those that have a really good story, especially those that really touch the heart and can make me cry or laugh.

I love a well written book. Apart from the story itself, I love to look at the writer’s style. Is it funny, witty, carefully thought out, delivered in a good manner with careful twists and just the right amount of suspense? All these things, make up a good storyline and makes for a book that I can read and reread again and again. Now, I don’t read books as often as I would like to, but I still read every time I come across a really interesting book. I’m constantly looking for great books to read, and there are just so many books out there that I haven’t read yet. Do you guys have recommendations that I could look into? I will find more time to read, that’s one of the things that I promised myself. Reading is one of my passions, and it always will be.

What’s your all-time favorite book?

Copyright©2008angel

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  1. Sharon Reece (1 comments.) said,

    Wow! You are a reader. I was just as passionate and when I was in junior high and high school I got some lists of books that were recommended reading before going to college. Every book I read had to be on one of those lists – better still, on all of them. At the time I dreamed of becoming a writer although I didn’t consider myself to be very good at it.
    Now my husband and I have just finished our first book (with several others in the wings). I’d love to have you read it and comment on it in your blog. One person who read it said she couldn’t put it down until she had finished it. The title is “Where There is Hope” and it’s available at the website I’ve listed here. So far it’s an e-book but we should have it ready for print in the next couple of weeks.

  2. Weird Sea Monsters (1 comments.) said,

    I love reading, its one of my favorite hobbies. Sometimes ill find a great a book and can’t put it down until im completely done lol

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