Have you ever sat down, picked up a book and forgotten the rest of the world? Sometimes for me, I find that I go months and months without ever picking up a book. Then one day, I just pick one up. Completely at random. And boom! I’m lost in another world. Books have to be the most amazing invention ever, they cause you to use your imagination, to learn about others, to relax and gain your knowledge. They have to ability to change who you are and everything that you stand for.
Now I know what you must be thinking. That’s not true. Its just a bunch of made up lies that us nerds make to make ourselves feel better. BUT that is so not true! I have to stand up against that and say that one day, you WILL pick up that one book. It’ll be the book that changes your life forever. From that point forward you will never be the same. You will find yourself wandering into little book stores to browse the shelves just to see if you find anything that catches your eye. You will find yourself, on a rainy day curling up on the couch with a book in hand, drink in the other ready to take on the world of literature. Once you do, cross over to the dark side, you will come to realize that you have been missing out. It is the greatest accomplishment to be able to finish that book, and realize that it did indeed effect your life. Because they do effect your life, I promise you that. No matter what you are reading it will in some way change your view about something, maybe give you a great idea. I promise that you will never be the same.
Last night, I picked up a book for the first time in about 3 months. Now even though I say 3 months that dose not mean I was addicted to reading 3 months ago also. But last night, trying to make sure I diddnt fall asleep on sean, I picked a book off by book shelf at random. It just happened to the ‘The Wedding’ by Nicholas Sparks. Now I don’t know if anyone out there has read this book, or any of his other ones either. But let me just tell you, i started reading at 12 midnight (me and insomnia are best friends sometimes) and i diddnt stop until well after 3 Am. By then i had actually read the entire book cover to cover. I can honestly tell you that by the end of this story i was indeed crying. More like bawling my eyes out. It was simply a beautiful story and for those of you with any knowledge of ‘The Notebook’ also by him, this was just as amazing. I love the way he writes and can honestly say I will indeed be re-reading this book again sometime in the future. The story line of this novel was just breathtaking, I mean a old man trying to make his wife fall in love with him again? Can i say sappy romances? Now of course im on this reading kick again. Seeing as it is a extremely beautiful day out ( and memorial day ) I may just grab another good read and slip outside to enjoy it in the sun with my puppies. Seeing as sean dose not get out of work until 6:30 i say i have plenty of time to bang out another great read!!
I would also like to note for all you people out there who are as addicted to reading as i am, there is this amazing website called Half.com where you can buy used books for cheap. Personally I love used books, I think they have such a amazing history and plus its better then paying full price for anything! Check it out if your interested its a great web site and I know me and my sisters order from there way too much!