Yesterday, I went out to catch some sun. Work’s a little accommodating so I took the chance to get a haircut and have a massage. Going home, I caught up with my parents but before driving back, they told me they have to buy something and I stayed in the car and read.
I find that as long as there is a book with me, I’m never alone and I’ll never mind being alone. It’s an incredible feeling, diving into a book, devouring words, and losing any sense of time; it’s as if your feet lifts in the air the moment you open the pages and you’re transported to anywhere but here. There’s a magic about it, something similar with food and traveling, that’s really a beautiful thing.
Right now, I have several books that begs attention though I must admit I’m taking things slower now compared to last year as I’m keen on writing too and balancing both activities that interest me. I flipped Cloudy Atlas last week but when I got my hands on Dracula, I just cannot put it down. I’m a little more than halfway now and enjoying it to the last drop.
Others on queue are Frankenstein, A Room with a View, The Metamorphosis, and another classic by Ann Bronte but I forgot the title; I also have This is How you Lose her (thank you, Elaine), and Factotum, which I listed on my wishlist last year and now I can’t wait to get to it. There’s a mad zest inside me when I think of reading it actually.
Also the past days, I’ve been reading poetry, not a lot, but I’m appreciating them more and more. I love how they can say and not say things all at once. It’s phenomenal. I haven’t written one more after my bad poetry on the weekend but I feel I’m still inspired so we’ll see how it goes.
Have you been reading lately? Please don’t tell me you aren’t. I’ll never understand people who don’t read. I feel there is too much they are missing on, but I guess in the end, it’s their choice how much they want to limit themselves and I can only wish them better. Tell me if you want some .epubs that I can share!
Photos taken from here.