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30 Days of Blogging Honesty: Day 2

 

 

 

 

Day 02 — Not including food, blogging or television, my most guilty pleasure (this includes chocolate)…

BOOKS, GLORIOUS BOOKS! 

If I were the female version of the musical OLIVER!, I might be holding a hardbound copy of a book and say to the magistrate “PLEASE SIR, I WANT SOME MORE!”

Here’s my mini-library -it’s not yet much, but I hope to grow it steadily in the future:

Started out with these… (Don’t mind the clutter! LOL)

 

 

 

 

 

Now, it’s growing… [Less cluttered as well!]

 

 

 

 

 

There are a lot of reasons why reading is one of my  most guilty pleasures:

1.) It’s a different adventure in every chapter of every book.

2.) It transports me to different places and times. I can disappear/escape from the world.

3.) It relaxes and calms me at the same time help me strengthen my vocabulary [uh…LOL]

4.) It is always amazing to me how one’s imagination can grow and expand -limitless!

5.) Holding a book/reading it makes me feel all intellectual and knowledgeable [uh…LOL]

Most of all, I just really love reading stories. Often times, I would rather just read the book instead of watching the movie adaptation. Well, there’s that fact that most book-movie-tie-in’s have been a great disappointment…so, I often would just rather read, thanks! Of course, I do watch the films but not to the extent of actually paying big bucks. I usually just borrow DVD’s from friends and torture myself endlessly all throughout the film crying “He did not say that!” or “What happened to this?” or “Who the hell are you?” LOL

I know I love reading and books ever since I was a kid. I even have this weird habit of collecting notebooks and not write on any of them. I fell in love with Stephen King and then let’s just, the rest is history. Now, I read anything that catches my fancy. As I have said in my page BOOKWORM’S CORNER , I am in the YA phase of my book journey. I know it sounds mediocre but there are great YA books that can really stir the mind and evoke emotions.

I hope that a lot more people would come to realize how important reading a book is. I’ve been trying to get my younger brother to read ever since I can remember. He tried. I read through 3 of his Hardy Boys novels and he read 3 pages of one book before giving up. Yes, he tried! There is much to be gained from reading…really!

Now, I cannot imagine the digital age making paperback novels and hardbound books obsolete. With all the new eReaders and PDF whatnots -people find it more convenient to read an eBook since it’s less to carry and less expensive if not, just simply easily accessible. I understand this, I really do.

However, how can one resist that soft, satiny, rough skin of a book page? How can one do away with the scent of paper and ink made heady and glorious with time? How can one read without the song of a page being turned? How can one get lost in the fantasy weaved by authors without being able to dog-ear a page? How can one actually read without feeling the weight of the book as well as the sensation of holding something that is mind blowing or boggling? 

I can never bring myself to replace reading an actual book with Kindle or whatever technology. Unfortunately, I fear that what I dread [bookshops closing and no longer printing] might come to pass and we are going to be stuck with reading only using one sense -sight. That would be a very, very sad time… Aye, it is.

DOUMO!

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25 comments on “30 Days of Blogging Honesty: Day 2

  1. koisevilla
    April 2, 2012

    Thanks for liking guys 🙂

  2. Tom Baker
    April 2, 2012

    It seems you comfort in books is similar to the love I have for movies. It is just we have reversed the content. I think your guilty pleasure is a better one to have than movies anyway. Reading improves the mind but watching movies is just entertainment. I know you love the smell of books too!

    • koisevilla
      April 2, 2012

      Thanks! Ü I wouldn’t mind a good, thought-provoking movie or a hyperbole of comedic proportions Ü it’s just that books are more intimate… We see its story differently in our head… Ü yeah, books smell good ü

  3. PM
    April 2, 2012

    i love books too. sometimes i end up spending too much for them! i also love printed books. it’s hard to read through a computer screen!

    • koisevilla
      April 2, 2012

      yes..i too spend much on them…but i keep telling myself that they are good investments… In case the earth is plunged into darkness and ice, i’ll have something to burm… Just kidding.. Lol but if push comes to shove, the twilight collection burns first lol

      • PM
        April 3, 2012

        that is a very good idea. i can’t burn my twilight copy though. they are digital. never read them though.

      • koisevilla
        April 3, 2012

        unfortunately, i have lol

  4. bluefiadiarries
    April 2, 2012

    Wow,Wow books.. Wow, books!!!

  5. Mariana
    April 2, 2012

    Have you read The Fault in Our Stars by John Green? Or really any of his books? If you’re going through a YA phase, then his books are pretty much essential. 🙂

    • koisevilla
      April 3, 2012

      not yet! Ooh thanks for telling me!!! I’ll check it out ü

  6. wildcatnova
    April 2, 2012

    Great post! I, too, am in a YA phase. There really are some great stories!

    • koisevilla
      April 3, 2012

      thanks! Ü I really like some of the books in YA ü

  7. Cherlyn
    April 3, 2012

    Doesn’t sound to me like you’re too guilty about this pleasure of yours 😛 I’m envious of your book collection, it’s beautiful. Another Stephen King fan eh? Hurray! Us King fans are amazing people by default :D.

    • koisevilla
      April 3, 2012

      thank you so much!!! I spent almost all of my money on books… And i’m pretty satisfied! Ü yes, greatness is inborn when it pertains to King fans ü

  8. veehcirra
    April 3, 2012

    My relationship with books borders to obsession. I like to call it my secret obsession 😉
    I have been reading books ever since I can remember. The smell of a book is so great, especially those old books. I have made good friends with people who run bookshops. I have known them for a long time. Your library is impressive…

    • koisevilla
      April 3, 2012

      bookworms are awesome!!! I make it a point to be friends with bookshop keepers and owners! Ü sometimes I just go into the bookshop and just hide between shelves and find peace… Ü i’m not too weird right?

      Thanks for complimenting on my library… Ü hope to see urs as well!

  9. Sofia
    April 4, 2012

    I have a kindle but I love the feel and smell of a book old and new.

    • koisevilla
      April 4, 2012

      😀 cool! don’t worry, I won’t judge you for owning a Kindle hehhehe 😀 I think it has its own convenience to offer avid readers 😀

  10. theferkel
    April 4, 2012

    Books! They’re not a guilty pleasure! Except if you’re reading True Blood or Vampire Diaries. Those should be burned and not read!

    • koisevilla
      April 5, 2012

      they’re guilty because I feel ashamed with the amount of money I spend on books hahahahah ^_^

      • theferkel
        April 5, 2012

        You can never have too many books! My own library combined with that of my parents currently reaches about 2000 books, some of them from the 18th century left by my grand grand parents.
        They are in mint condition and one of them I’ve read as a child (with stories that they do not publish anymore).
        Books should be read 🙂

      • koisevilla
        April 5, 2012

        oh woooooow i would love to see a photo of ur library!!! Ü

      • theferkel
        April 5, 2012

        Will post one once I get back to my roots 🙂

      • koisevilla
        April 5, 2012

        Wee! Ü exciting! Ü

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