Things That I Love – 3. Books

I am a certified bookworm. On my 7th birthday, I received A Book of 1001 Questions and Answers as a gift. My love affair with books started from the day I opened it and memorized the questions and answers, categorized into history, astronomy, human body, music, and general science. Up until now, when I join or come across trivia games, I can tell whether the question and the answer is in the book. A little scary, yes? πŸ™‚ But that’s when I realized the role books play in our lives. They don’t exist simply to entertain, but more to educate and feed the mind.

What’s not to love about books? I guess the only thing I hate about it is that books gave me these bulging, dark eye bags I will never get rid of. Sometimes, I get too engrossed in reading a book, I barely notice that I only have three hours left to sleep. But then again, I don’t want to waste life sleeping if I have a good book in hand. Over the past years I have amassed a humble collection of books with different genres, which are mostly gifts from people who know how much I love reading.

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Books, books, books. Love ’em.

Nothing beats the joy of covering a new book, smelling each page, wondering what’s gonna happen after each turn of a page, dying a little every time your favorite character gets hurt, or waking up because the spine of the book that you’re reading fell on the bridge of your nose really hard.

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Paul Sweeney says this about books, and I cannot agree more:

“You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.”

Currently reading: The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson and Choke by Chuck Palahniuk

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