Common misconceptions about reading a book

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Hello everyone,

I hope you're doing well.

I would like to share with you some comments I've been receiving in my life regarding the fact that I love reading books and I noticed that most of them have no idea what they are missing.

Sure there are people that simply do not enjoy to read, but some do tend to believe that it's a boring, tiring, almost school-like activity.

"Why do you like reading anyway?" , "it's so boring" "you're going to look old if you keep reading like this"

These are the most common comments I've heard about the subject.

Honestly, it could be a case of how we view books.
Here are my reasons why I enjoy reading:

Frankenstein by Mary Shelly

Basically, it's like watching a movie, only you're reading the book like a script, and with your imagination you give images to the characters, locations, scenes. the way you see it. I like to compare it to directing.

For example, I recently finished "the picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde. Even though I was a bit spoiled because of the movie, It did give me the idea to buy the book and notice that some scenes were changed. I got surprised during some parts thanks to that. Also, I listened to a nice melody, the instrumental version of "Hoshi No Suna" ( Star sand) by Gackt. Now every time I will hear it, I will remember London, the Victorian Era, and the thoughts of Dorian Gray.

In the end, I was entertained, and I had learned a few new words.

I read mostly in english, since I wish to become a writer and enjoy writing in english. The best way for me to develop my writing style is by reading and learning of it.
Of course, I also take pleasure in reading in languages such as french, arabic, dutch and german.

I'm not going to lie, I also watch the movie versions, yet they tend to attract me to read the book as well.
Books hold secrets that can not fit in the movie, since it has a limited time of broadcasting the story. When I
read the book, I feel like I'm entering a secret passage of the passage.

Reading isn't a waste of time, it's a combination of fun and knowledge. So It's best to give it a try.
After "the picture of Dorian Gray", I'm starting "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelly. The synopsis made it quite promising, I'm sure to enjoy it.

I hope it inspires you to give books a chance! Pick up something that fits your taste for starters and go for it!

Who's a book lover among my readers? Tell me your opinion about reading and what you like reading :)

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