I don’t read books to get smart

A couple of weeks ago I found a sentence on the internet that said: ‘I don’t read books to get smart. I read books to escape reality’. I didn’t know, at the time, why I liked that sentence so much, but something made me not want to forget it. And after some time I actually found out that it was because it is really why I read most of the time. I do not like to read books because it will make me smart or at least smarter. I read books because it is a way of escaping reality. Escaping all your responsibilities for a while. A time where there are now worries, or things that really need to be done. Because you are in an completely different world, where there is no such thing a chores that you need to do or things that you need to get done. I think that that is also why I love reading so much, because it gives me some time to relax and do nothing but enjoy the totally different world I am in at that moment.

Reading it actually a pretty good stress reliever. If you can read for yourself and having a book that can take you to your ‘better’ other world!

For now I sign off.

SoZing stops Zinging x

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Books make me homesick

“Books have a way of making 

you homesick for a place

you’ve never been to.”

 

When I wrote this quote I could totally relate to it. When I truly love a book I will go in to the story with everything I have. I shut myself of from everything that is going on around me and I jump in the book completely. That doesn’t happen quite often but when it does it will be a book that I will read for many more times.

I like books more than films. Because when you read a book you can put your imagination in it. You can decide how the surroundings look, how a person looks. It is all from yourself. And there will be nobody that can take that away from you. No one can steal it from you. It is a little part from yourself. And I do not think there are much things you can keep for yourself these days. Everything needs to be said. You get so much information everyday it is necessary for yourself to have some escape. For me books are my escape. I read every day. I don’t know what I would be doing if books didn’t exist.

My teacher ones told me that everyone has a destined book. A book that you read or listen to for the first time and that will make you like reading. Some people will have it from the day the listen to a book and for some people that book will come on their path when they are eighty, but everyone will experience it once (if you have books in your life). I had that moment when I was in primary school. I read a book where so much happened that wasn’t true that it made me read on and on, because I wanted to know what would happen next. But it was also a book with a lot of different characteristics so I could relate to a lot of different characters in the book. It was the first book I had finished within three days. That won’t happen if I do not like the book. That book that was my destined book. It was the first book where I was jumping in the story seeing everything happening in front of me.

I had a friend that never had it until last year. He was 21 in that moment. I was astonished. How is it possible that he never had experienced it before like I had. That was the time my teacher told about the destined book. It made me think that it is logical that reading is boring then when you’ve never experienced it like I do with lots of stories.

I hope that you already have found your destined book. Or that you will find it soon. Reading is so much fun when you see it all happening as a film in front of you. But in your head. Your self-made film. A little piece of your own that no one will ever take from you.

Your own story with the words from and author.

But that also makes it hard when the book and the story is over. I had that multiple times now. When I like a book a lot and I am at the end it always takes some time before I close the book. Almost scared and sad that it is over. Getting a little ‘homesick’ to a place I’ve never been.  To people that I never have met and never will meet because they are ficton. They do not excist.

Weird isn’t it? That you can get so attached to something that never will be reality. But also so beautiful in its own way.

For now I sign off.

SoZing stops Zinging x

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