For starters, reading is like mindfulness for me. You forget everything and get indulged in the adventure and sometimes the danger that the character your reading about is in. Sometimes, I get so caught up in the story that I finish the book and I realise I’m lying on my bed, in my house and everything is the way it was before. Nothing moved, everything is still. I sometimes feel like I’ve climbed into the land the book is situated in and have become part of the adventure too.
At the moment, I’m reading a book called, ‘The Dark Calling,’ by Darren Shan. It’s the first horror book I’ve ever read and I’ve learned the hard way not to read it right before you sleep. I was up all night with nightmares but each time I woke up I was laughing my head off for some particular reason…. but anyway, enough of my weird dream updates, we’ll get to them another day.
What are your views on reading? After reading a book, I usually write on my blog (the one you’re currently reading!) or write an epilogue to the story. I have to say, this in many forms has helped my writing over the years. So has writing in my diaries. I hope you like reading as much as I do. Even if it’s just exploring short stories on WordPress or other blogs. See you soon!