The first films were made in the 1890's, while writing has been around since the 3rd millennia. And yet, there is a constant struggle between the competing arts. Writing has changed lives; it's caused revolutions, wars, religions, ideas...but the recent invention of screens and artificial lights has clearly swung the power to itself. While many people still do read books, education is perceived as an obligation and not a privilege. And as the times change, so do the people's main point of interest. Mine are always both. I love reading, I love movies. Loving movies is easy; you sit, you watch, you laugh at the funny things and slightly sniffle when it turns tragic. You walk out and say "that movie was really good."
Books are more challenging to love; but still, I love them all the same.
My friend, who I mentioned previously, Ashlyn, is probably my only friend who legitimately likes to read. Everyone else who's in this generation pretty much only reads when it's for school, when they have to...a lot of people ask me why I love to read.
And I decided to make my last post about why I love reading.
I'd like to start by saying that the first book I ever read was a Disney princess manner's book when I was four years old. I was reading avidly by the first grade and started reading adult level books by the time i was ten.
But the point of this post isn't to brag or talk about my reading history or anything like that. It's to tell you why I read.
So I guess I'll make a list:
I read because...
I know these characters better than I know myself.
I learn new exotic words.
If I'm bored they unbore me.
When I need a pick-me-up, they're there.
Books are like mini movies inside my head.
They take me away from my phone.
I need to brain-challengers sometimes.
They make me laugh.
They make me cry.
They make me feel.
They keep me up at night.
I need an Silent Sustained Reading book for school.(typical)
The characters are always so interesting and imaginary.
You can interpret what the book really meant.
“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though.”
― J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
The link above is a good website if you want book quotes.
My second favorite is from one of my favorite books, To Kill a Mockingbird.
"Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing."
―Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
Thank you to my dear reading readers, who took the time to read and analyze my blog with pure fascination. I don't have that patience, nor that time. But thank you.
Maybe I didn't post what I set out to, but this was a really fun experience for me. I love reading, I love blogging, I love writing. Perfecto! I hope you enjoyed my blog as much as I enjoyed blogging on it:) Also, happy new year! I hope you all maintain your good hearts and stay gold(another book reference, look it up (; )
Xoxo gossip girl
Read on, readers, until you go blind(then you listen to audio tapes, like the kind that all my Grandparents like to listen to).