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30-Day Blog Challenge: Devouring Books


When I was younger, I used to devour books. I could read a series like there’s no tomorrow and the feeling of excitement of going home so I could “wander” again couldn’t be explained. It’s like waking up on a first day of summer or finding a cup of coffee with the perfect blend served on your bed right after waking up. It’s an unexplained feeling. The books are a portal to my imagination to other dimensions. When you open it, you see nothing but words. But, if you start to read them, these words actually paint pictures inside your heads. As part of the 30-Day Blog Challenge, here is that ‘something’ I miss about – devouring books.

Something that you miss

I remember when I was still on sixth grade, I represented the school for a regional competition. Together with other delegates, we were given allowance for the whole trip. That was the very first time I received money apart from my parent’s. After the competition, we were allowed to stroll around the mall and found ourselves inside a “Booksale” outlet. I spent my whole money for a single book. It was a book by Cleveland Amory entitled The Cat Who Came for Christmas. Yes! I am already fond of cats ever since and the sole reason why I chose that book was because of the cat in the cover.

cleveland amory

This book is all about how the rescue of a stray cat led to the rescuer being adopted (and owned) by the said cat. It actually applies to me in the now. How I wish I could read this book again, and probably write about it here.

Devouring books

When I entered high school, my love for books, especially novels, grew more. My high school friends, who are the still the best people in my life right now, share the same passion! When one in the classroom was reading a hit, the next few days, you’d find everyone reading the same thing. What I love about this circle of friends is we can have fun all night partying and everything, but still excel academically. The balance between academics and extra-curricular activities is very well taken care of.

However, as I have grown up and college came, reading has become a luxury. I still read, but that’s because I was expected to read – journals, theses, instructions, theories, etc. Reading is far from devouring. The feeling is completely different.

But, I don’t mean to complain because I have this idea that you have no right to complain if you are not doing anything to change the situation. I know I can do better with going back to this hobby through proper time management and removing unnecessary activities out of my day’s routine. Nevertheless, I still miss that day – or shall I say, I still long for that day where I can finally do nothing but devour what I’m reading, just as I did when I was still younger.

This post is part of 30-day blog challenge below.

30-day blog challenge

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the joyous living
May 16, 2020 12:11 am

due to covid19, now is the perfect time to devour a book, so to speak. anything interesting in your library queue?

Krysta
April 25, 2020 3:30 pm

This is actually a good way to spend time being grateful and reflect while in isolation.

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