Thursday, February 14, 2013

For the love of books

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly feature hosted by a blog of the same name. Visit BTT to find out how to participate.

This week's topic is: you guessed it - LOVE! In honor of Valentine's Day, BTT has asked:

"Not the kind of “love” question you’re expecting for Valentine’s Day. No, what I want to know is:
What do you love most about reading?"
This is a pretty easy one for me. I love being absolutely immersed in the story, the characters, the world. Even in a book I didnt love, I find myself missing the characters and the world they come from when I am done reading.

Let's take Hogwarts for example. AN ENTIRE WORLD, people! Sometimes I even miss #4 Privet Drive, Little Whinging, Surrey!! How can you not? Honestly, if I'm having a rough day, I either pop out an HP book or pop in an HP movie (depending on my level of upset-ness) and dive right in. Its a place that can always make me feel at home when I feel like I dont belong in my own world.

Let's not pretend that bloggers aren't real people. We all have our problems, our issues, because as much as we blog, real life never goes away. For me, and I'm sure many other people, sometimes a book is also a getaway. Whether you need a trip to another state, country, planet, or alternate universe, a good book is always there to lend a hand. Hell, sometimes a bad book is there to lend a hand, too.

 That's usually why I have a hard time not finishing a series. If I didnt love a book, I usually miss it anyway when I'm finished, and find myself going back for more of the characters I somehow came to love despite the lack of a good story or whatever was wrong with the book.

What do you guys love about reading?


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