Ode to books

Ode to books

Booking reading is my absolute favorite pass time. Other than writing, book reading is the only other activity that I can spend the entire day doing and still as if I has a completely successful day. There is just something that comes with reading that I can’t get anywhere else. I do enjoy watching movies. However; a book is able capture me in the story, and make me feel as if I am within it.

Once I start reading a book I find it difficult to put it down. I tend to spend the day lying on the couch, flipping page after page until the story finally concludes and I can rest well knowing what happened. I remember when I was a young kid; I’d wheel my wagon all the way to the public library. When I got there I’d fill it with books to keep me occupied for the week. I’d do this every Sunday, and that’s how I spent much of my youth. I think that’s why I enjoy writing now, because I just always surrounded myself with the written word.

I think reading is important universally. I think it gives a way to take a break from the world, kind of escape. At least for me, it was nice to have something other than reality to look forward to at times. It still is nice. Like I said, quite simply, there is just nothing better in this world than the chance to sit down and read a good book.