I love books, not just like, LOVE. Adore them more then I do anything else sometimes. If I had to choose between books and any other hobby. It would be books. And its not a cheap hobby either. Any book lover knows that buying books is not something that you can easily do lightly. Many a bibliophile knows that walking into a book store is a danger zone, because BOOKS.
A lot of the time if I have started a series I will read that series and wait with baited breath for the next. Id wait a long time, holding off on other books for the next.
I get invested, not in the book buying, but in the world that authors create. And even the worlds I try to create. I have often said that I love the world above everything else. You can learn so much about a person from what they write, how they write, and what their characters can achieve.
Yes some books change based off what the current market wants and needs. But they are still a sliver of the mind of someone great. A gift to all those that choose to pick it up.
I HATE pirate sites. I LOVE libraries. At one time I wanted to be a librarian. I can borrow and read anything Im missing and cant get right now. Or get started in a series that I know I will love. Books are not cheap. But they are WORTH IT. Not because they are books, but because they are worlds. They are as I said, slivers of the mind, if not slivers of the heart.
Books can have similar plots, similar stories, be full of tropes and cliches. But each book is still different.
Unless its been stolen and names changed, that’s low and stealing.
Books can inspire and push those that need it. We dont always know what to do, and we havent experienced many things. But books can give us what we are missing. Knowledge of what we dont know. Guide us to be better people and find our paths. They help us create our own worlds, love our own life.
We fall in love, cry, burn with anger of a million suns, hate, we feel the pain of those we read about at times. We invest in their lives in a way the characters could never imagine, their pain is our pain, their happiness is our happiness.
Books are portals that let us live a thousand lives, a million options in the minds of others.
Great books are create by great minds. Although they dont always know it.
I love to read, I love to create, I love to write, I love to form a world that I want to share. Because I have read. The authors that I adore have pushed my mind to see imagination, love, hope and fascination with ANYTHING. And I can use that imagination to distract and have fun at ANY time. While working, eating, writing. My dreams are filled with new things because someone else has gifted it to me.
I guess I really just wanted to write more of why I love reading. Why I like writing. Now if only I could finish something.
Read for the love!