I was sitting at work today thinking of what topic should I post about tonight and then I realized I haven’t discussed books yet. I, like all my fellow geeks am an avid reader. I truly love to read and in different formats. I do own a nook tablet and the size of the screen is perfect for reading manga and if I want to read a particular book I do not own and have no time to purchase it in store I like that I can have it right when I want it. I also use it to decide if I really loved the book I will purchase a hard coy to keep on the shelf with my others and if I didn’t care for it then I won’t worry with it While the nook is handy nothing beats a real book. Ones with aged yellow pages and a scent that I wish I could bottle .
My love affair with books began when I was little and my favorite book was The Wind in the Willows. It will always have a special place in my heart. I can remember going to a book fair at school when I was in the second grade and while most kids were buying coloring books and those wacky science experiment kits to play with I had had my eye on this book that was supposed to be a fictional diary by a young Cleopatra. I was obsessed with Egypt so I begged my mom for the money for the book and very excitedly I purchased the book along with bookmark with a beautiful tassel on it. I felt so grown up. Now that I’m older and have many many more under my belt I’ve read some books that have left me with a meh feeling and others that have left me awestruck and awakened my soul. I’ve mourned the loss of many fictional characters and for others at the end of a series sat back like a proud parent. When I read I feel like Harry approaching the pensieve. I turn slowly to the first page then plunge face first letting the scenes envelope me as a movie reel plays in my mind.
I’m not sure how many others do this but I often envision myself as the heroine of a story. When I read these lovely stories I’m not just the girl that gets up for work every morning to go to the same job day after day doing the same routine. In these books I’ve battled dark elves, I’ve ridden dragons, I’ve lead rebellions but most importantly I’ve gone on adventures.
I can’t imagine my life without books. Without them I wouldn’t have learned of all these emotions within me to be able to feel something so deep.
To all of the wonderful authors out there please continue to do all that you do and thank you for taking me on adventures I never thought possible. Thank you. -Kelly