I was going to post yesterday, but I was too upset mourning over the great Alan Rickman to even glance at all of your posts let alone write my own.
Anyway lets talk about books. Or really if we are too into books.
I barely have a circle of book lovers around me, not including you wonderful people. My family don’t despise books, but they are not dedicated to reading, even for enjoyment. My friends are more interested in Netflix and Instagram. And other peers, like students, just don’t see the point. So as you can imagine, I get repeated remarks about reading and how it’s so dumb. Here are just a few I have received this week:
How can you read? It’s so boring!
You cried about a character in a book, what the hell!
It’s just a book man, calm down.
You read too much.
Are you addicted?
My dad repeatedly asks me the last question. I mean I love reading! Reading is the best hobby you can pick up in my opinion. What’s so bad about wanting to leave this crappy world and journey into another. Reading has already opened my eyes to so much and I fill, I don’t know, fuller because of all of the information I have acquired. I hate how people think I am too into books.
Sorry, but how can you be too into books? I know that you need to remember to live and not get trapped in books, but it’s not like I’m not experiencing anything new. Teen years were when you discover and learn about yourself and what it means to be you. If reading books are helping me on this quest why shouldn’t I be able to! Reading is as much a hobby as football is, or baking so leave us book nerds alone!
I wish I had the power to give a book to a person that will make them fall in love with reading. Just one book could change everything! Reading different books gives you different perspectives on life, love, pain, grief. Reading is a very liberating thing to do.
I don’t know, maybe I am too into books. Maybe I shouldn’t be crying over a character’s death or swooning over a nicely described male character.But I’m a reader and my emotions are enhanced while reading.
I’m thinking of making a personal blog so that I don’t have to rant on this one. What do you thing about that? Anyway, tell me what you think about…well reading in general. Do you think we can get to intense about reading? Or do you think reading is all rainbows and sunshine. Tell me down below and I’ll be sure to reply!
I’ll write soon!