“Sleep is good, he said, books are better” -George R.R Martin
When reminiscing back to my school days, I remember covering up myself with a blanket on bed .
I’d bought a small torch so that I can read books under the blanket without letting my parents know that I was awake all night. Even though I had school the next morning.
Reading is out of the world to me, it can give you wings to fly. As Oprah Winfery said “Books were my pass to freedom”. Reading is freedom, you can forget the world around you as you dwell into the life of characters inside.
No matter what goes inside your mind, it might be for little time but I like being bottled up. In my opinion, books are the hottest things on earth. Regardless of the fact that now days I read less, but when I pass through a bookstore or someone’s shelf that has loads of books, I just know that my lust for it has returned. I’ll be like “ooh boy! I gotto buy one”.
Once you touch a book, its hard to leave behind. It feels like you’re breathless to keep that book read incomplete. We don’t just fall in love just by the sight of the book, but also the characters, the smell of the pages, the author who wrote it, what else , every bit of it. It feels like fully packed love in one .David Mitchell said that “half read book is a half finished love affair”. Isn’t he right?
The bond between books and yourself are like the best company you can keep for a lifetime. They let you fly to the world unknown to us. To the world of peace and imagination. You are the main character inside, you get into the shoes of someone else. You live their life through the words of an author. You cry when they are sad and be pleased when they have succeeded.
Happily ever after endings in a book are like getting a candy from the author for reading that book. Unhappy endings are like losing a friend, its like you want them and wants to get to know them more but you’re unable to. That’s it. They’re not anymore.
“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading” -William Styron
No matter how digitalized the world gets, the platonic relationship between man and books will always remain forever..