Hello, once again.
Today while I was laying on my bed, being old fashioned and reading a book, something occurred to me. I realized why people read books, and why people like reading books. It's because for one: Reading a book is a completely different experience then any other form of entertainment. It's certainly the most private, and it's just plain text. It leaves so much for the reader to create and visualize how they want the story to be portrayed. Unlike a movie experience. And the most pressing reason, for myself personally, is: It gives you a break from your own life. It's so relaxing and calming to sit down with a book and be taken to an entirely different place. Someone else's life, with their thoughts and their problems, and their reality. One that is not your own.
It really is the ultimate way to breathe. The alternative to breathing.
I just really realized this about an hour or less ago, when I was reading this book that I bought this weekend. When I had nothing to do. --Wait, scratch that. When I didn't want to do anything. Cause the truth is, I had plenty of things to do. There are always plenty of things to do, it's just a matter of having the desire to do these things. And sometimes, nothing seems like a viable option. Or one good enough.
Anyway, I underestimated the power of a good read. I also underestimated the power of a good read that isn't Twilight. =P If you've been reading my blog, or even just know me personally, you should know by now that I heart Twilight. <3>
The book that I'm currently reading, and the one that triggered this mini epiphany is called "It's kind of a funny story" By Ned Vizzini. So far, the title reads true; it is a funny story- if you find depression funny.
Actually, it's kind of a coincidence because when I was browsing the bookstore, I was in a pretty depressed state, and at first I didn't pick it out. What I did pick out, instinctively, was a New Moon Movie Companion. That I spotted straight away. But it took me the second time around the same bookshelf to come across this paperback novel. And finally opening up and even giving any attention to a book that isn't apart of the Twilight Series. I'd hate to say I was being closed minded- but I guess you can just decide that for yourself.
I like this new hobby I've discovered.
I think I'll be doing that more often. :)
Every now and then it's good to get away. And living in Canada during the winter months cancels out escaping on a bike all year round. So, books will have to suffice for the time being.
If anyone has any good book recommendations, leave me a shout out! I need a good.. ohh.. five or so month supply. ;)