Friday, 2 September 2016
I have always loved reading, right from when I was a little girl. Some of my earliest memories are curled up on a chair reading " Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and stories from "The Worst Witch" series. Books have often seen me through some of the happiest times of my life to the saddest and most painful of times.
I can sometimes recall books that remind me of places I have been and events that have happened. There were times when books helped me to escape the not so good things that were happening in my day to day life and the characters in the books were like my new friends that would never yell at me or tease me or make me feel worthless.
Some of my favourite authors have been Jane Austen, Cecilia Ahern, JK Rowling, Roald Dahl, Steven King, Veronica Roth,the list goes on and on. In the past I loved chick lit books but nowadays I read all different types of genres, even sci fi books which I used to hate. I have written in the past about my all time favourite book which is "Little Women" by Louisa M Alcott.
I love books because if you cant afford to travel to far flung exotic places around the world, books can describe these places to you and sometimes the descriptions are so detailed and vivid that you feel you are there feeling the sand beneath your feet in the Nevada desert or smelling those fragrant spices in the Moroccan marketplace.
I love that books have become so accessible to everyone. I love my Kindle and love how a world of books are just at my fingertips. I never go a day without reading, whether it be the latest novel or the free Metro newspaper on the bus. Even at my age, I love that I can still learn new things and delve into crime books and biographies and just broaden my knowledge.
There is nothing I love more than cuddling up in bed with a warm cup of hot chocolate and reading a good book, it really helps me to relax, especially if I have had a tough day.
I hope you have enjoyed reading this post and if you would like me to do book reviews on my blog, just let me know as maybe this could be a regular feature on here.
Have a great weekend