Books and Reading

There is plenty to say about reading books and I hope to share my mates with you in other posts. Here I aimed to make you feel the beauty and deepness of reading and how I prefer to read. I also hope you will love the photos taken for you, whoever and wherever you are, just to inspire you and to tell you that you are special!

Read with your Heart

“You will learn by reading,
But you will understand with LOVE.”

― Rumi

Reading is breathing

“We live and breathe words. …. It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone. They could be honest with me, and I with them. Reading your words, what you wrote, how you were lonely sometimes and afraid, but always brave; the way you saw the world, its colors and textures and sounds, I felt–I felt the way you thought, hoped, felt, dreamt.
— Cassandra Clare (Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2))

Read with your Soul

“Books are the mirrors of the soul.”
― Virginia Woolf, Between the Acts

Reading is everything

“Why do I read?
I just can’t help myself.
I read to learn and to grow, to laugh
and to be motivated.
I read to understand things I’ve never
been exposed to.
I read when I’m crabby, when I’ve just
said monumentally dumb things to the
people I love.
I read for strength to help me when I
feel broken, discouraged, and afraid.
I read when I’m angry at the whole
world.
I read when everything is going right.
I read to find hope.
I read because I’m made up not just of
skin and bones, of sights, feelings,
and a deep need for chocolate, but I’m
also made up of words.
Words describe my thoughts and what’s
hidden in my heart.
Words are alive–when I’ve found a
story that I love, I read it again and
again, like playing a favorite song
over and over.
Reading isn’t passive–I enter the
story with the characters, breathe
their air, feel their frustrations,
scream at them to stop when they’re
about to do something stupid, cry with
them, laugh with them.
Reading for me, is spending time with a
friend.
A book is a friend.
You can never have too many.”
— Gary Paulsen (Shelf Life: Stories by the Book)

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