Wednesday, 30 July 2014

On Being A Bookworm

I have always been a bookworm. Not just your average bookworm, but one who, when she was younger, hardly left the house without a book in her hand.

There's something enchanting about losing yourself in a story. It doesn't matter whether this story is real or make-believe. What matters is the ability to peek into another world, into someone else's story, even if it's just for a part of their journey. This world could be a fantasy world of wizards and dragons. Or perhaps a real-life world of funny veterinary escapades. Or maybe a fictional world of plausible real-life experiences.

Books are the safe-houses of stories. Stories where your views can be completely challenged. You can suddenly realise just how little you thought knew about a particular subject. You can debate with world leaders through the eyes of your narrator in one book and be exposed to an underworld that you didn't even know existed in the next.

I have seen worlds that exist only in one's imagination and lived a thousand different lives, all through the pages of a book. These don't replace real-life experiences, but I think they allow me to experience real life in a richer context.

So, when was the last time you completely lost yourself in a story? 

Some of my favourite days are made up of
extra large coffee mugs, cold weather and a good book.

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  1. The last book I read and I also enjoyed was "Tender is night" written by F.S. Fitzgerald. It's definetely not that kind of book in which an eventful plot makes you stay awake at night to see what's come next, but it's in its way really captivating. I particularly liked the fact that at the beginning the story is narrated from the perspective of a young character, which is projected into the future and about to discover a new world just like the reader. As time and pages go by, the narrator changes and with him also the perception of the events and the way to approach life and love. I highlighted many nice quotes, but they're all in Italian, so maybe the original version is even better! Enjoy =)

    1. Oooh, I haven't read that one yet - I think I'll put that on my list of books to read! Thanks my dear! Xxx