Why I Love to Read

There is no friends as loyal as a book

– Ernest Hemingway

If I’m completely honest I’m not sure when I first became interested in reading and began to love reading all different books. I think that I have just always loved it and I am aware that is unlikely the case but I am not sure when I first loved to read.

I enjoy escaping into another world and as I say on my home page, it isn’t to escape my own it’s just that I love to explore others. I like to delve into the world of other characters and people. Reading about other characters is probably one of my favourite parts of a book and can often be the most relatable aspect.

I tend to read a lot of crime novels and I don’t want to delve into the gruesome world of the crimes but rather the investigation and the people. I like seeing how the characters go about investigating these crimes and how they cope with the events happening around them.

Other people have so many reasons for why they read but mines is as simple as I enjoy to do so. It is something that I can relax into and enjoy much like watching the TV or watching a film. I find books much more detailed and hard hitting than anything on screen.

I like the quote above from Ernest Hemingway as I find it so truthful. If your ever feeling alone or are just relaxing you can read and be transported to another world at the drop of a hat. No need to plan or time everything just pick up a book and begin to flick through the pages.

I would like to think that reading is other people favourite oasstime as I love it so much but I understand it isn’t for everyone. I think if you can give it a try then do so but if you don’t like it at least you gave it a go. It doesn’t give people the same feelings and emotions that it does to me and some people prefer to have the imagery already available on a screen.

I hope you enjoyed this post and come back Friday for my next.

Many thanks, Caitlin x

(PS please comment why you love to read books or if there is a reason that you don’t!)

Top 5 Fictional Places To Visit

These are my top 5 Fictional Places that I would love to visit !

1. Hogwarts

I’m not sure if there is anyone who wouldn’t want to visit the school if witchcraft and wizardry! Imagine walking the halls, talking to the paintings and learning all about magic!

2. The Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory

A whole factory dedicated to chocolate ! A chocolate river and oompa loompa’s singing, what more could you want.

3. The Emerald City

I would love to be able to visit the Emerald City from the book Wicked by Gregory Maguire. Be able to meet all the citizens of Oz and maybe even the wicked witch and the Good witch themselves!

4. Neverland

To be able to walk through Neverland with the Lost boys, to fly with Tinkerbells fairy dust and fight off Captain Hook with Peter Pan.

5. Wonderland

Visit wonderland with Alice and enjoy a tea party with the Mad Hatter. Meet the Cheshire cat and talk to the mighty dormouse. To travel throughout wonderland with all these famous character and fend if the Queen of Hearts and her army!

Many thanks, Caitlin x

(PS please comment any fictional places you would love to visit !)