Why I Love Reading!

I've always loved reading, and I come from a family of readers. I love how when reading a good book you can get lost in it, and feel gutted when you get to the end. Your imagination can take you into that book when it's well written and the subject compelling. I admire the people who write, people like Stephen King, Clive Barker and James Herbert, as well as writers such as the Bronte's and JR Tolkein. They knew how to use words and to make their stories grab you from the outset. It fascinates me that they were able to create characters with personalities and foibles that make them interesting enough for you to want to know more.

I, like my parents, have bookshelves full of books, and I frequently exchange books with my mother as we like to read the same things. All of us are bedtime readers, and are disappointed if one of our favourite books are made in to a film that doesn't quite match that, which the book itself conjured up for us, or they rewrote places or left bits out. I know films now can incorporate all manner of special effects, but sometimes their vision of the book doesn't necessarily live up to yours does it?

You can always tell the people who read from the ones who don't, for instance they don't understand some of the words and phrases you use, or have the enthusiasm you have when you mention something you read and really enjoyed. To have your head in a book these days, may seem alien, when there are so many other things that could entertain and occupy you, and it does show, it shows in the way they write and the way they use language. I'm not being harsh but it's true a non reader see's things a different way to the way a reader does. A reader will read every word, rather than scan through, whereas a non reader will pick out what they think are the juicy more interesting bits. You can't beat a good read, or the feel of a new book in your hands, the smell of the print and the smooth fresh pages waiting to be turned.

Wotserface Wotserface
41-45, F
Jul 18, 2010