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?