Thursday, 5 March 2015

World Book Day: Why I Love Books

As it is World Book Day and as I really haven't had a chance to upload anything for a LONG time, I thought this was the perfect excuse to put aside a few minutes to make a blog post!

I love books because they are my escape from the world. I read every night without fail before I go to bed, and it's something I'd recommend to anyone, especially if you're going through a stressful time in your life. It's so incredible to delve into a completely different world at the end of every day, you can forget your worries and issues in the present and catch up with whatever is going on in the lives of the characters.

The time I spend reading is time that I treasure, books have taught me so much about life. I can always relate what I'm reading with a problem I'm going through at that time. If I am struggling to listen to the advice of my friends or family then the characters in the book show me how life can change with their story and development through the plot. 

Books are also a way of connecting with other people, I went to an interview/seminar for a university just over a month ago for an English Literature course, and it really astounded me how a room of strangers can become like friends of years just by discussing their favourite books, and books they have in common. Books make us more vulnerable to each other:

we can understand the problems other people are facing by talking about what characters or events they relate to any why.

Finally, I love that books can never end. We will never run out of stories or characters or lessons to be learnt through each of these. I can go through my life reading books and still have millions more to be explored from the past present or future. Reading is something I hold dear to my heart and I can be sure that books will remain a constant in my life.

How do you feel about books? Love them or hate them? Please leave a comment, I'd love to have a discussion about this! Comment your favourite books too, I'm always on the lookout for my ever growing To Be Read list!

1 comment

  1. Well if you read my blog you will know I absolutely adore books and spend way too much money on them.
    But it's so worth it!

    Meme xx

    New Post out now:
    'Lush Haul//Easter Range'


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