AH! So many books!!! I want this one…and Ooh this is so good too, and look… there is that book by my favorite author….Wait, here’s another one too.
Anecdotally, I know many people who are bibliomaniacs, including myself. The word ‘bibliophile ‘ means a lover of books. A more precise interpretation ‘bibliophile ‘ means someone who loves books – how they feel, smell and look. Of course, bibliophiles love collecting,*hoarding* books. Oh, come on, we all do it!
I have been a voracious reader all my life. I don’t ever remember not loving books. Reading broadens my knowledge. When it comes to reading my tastes vary on my mood. My Preferences generally lay on contemporary and fiction – although- I pretty much prefer reading fantasy. *sigh*
What I love about reading is that within moments I can be transported to a hundred years back to future unknown, to a world of automatons, gargoyles, fairies, into magical lands and beautiful dresses. I can escape danger and work on magical spells and potions taught by essentric wizard’s. There is so much possibilities …
It also helps me develop my vocabulary, so even if my trustworthy friend, Mr Thesaurus, isn’t nearby, I can still guess the definition of a unfamiliar word.
One of the biggest challenges with reading books is that some of the authors you love so deeply, take their sweet time writing. Some even 10 years. *It isn’t fair* I mean not that I’m complaining, its way worth the wait. In fact I owe my very existence to some of these famous writers, J K Rowling, Danielle Steel, C. S.Lewis, Nora Roberts, J R.R Tolkien and many others.
Shout out to all the book nerds out there, ‘Pat yourself on the back, book nerds, let’s commiserate.’ Being a book nerd has some perks. In fact no one reads a book as fast as you can or *knows* exactly when the new books are being shelved. Sometimes you hope no one ever finds out that you NEVER really read that book. You know the one I mean.* that book* “Good, but not perfect”, that you will one day finish. I feel you, booknerds. I have one too.
Love it or hate it, you a have definite OPINION on books. (No judgement. In fact, Solidarity ) In my ‘tween years’ as people call them, I do confess to reading comics. Its was kind of my guilty pleasure. (shh!) In my defense,*sob*it was just a phase I was going through.
Although, somewhat great novels are hidden behind crappy covers. I swear I have the uncanny ability that resides deep within my soul to spot an incredible book based on its cover. Its not really judging a book by its cover if you judge it by the impressively shiny seals adorning its cover.
Maybe I can even spot the next award winner. Ok, so maybe that’s a bit judgemental…but truly, maybe its a gift bestowed from God, or maybe a curse in disguise.;)