To me, books are such amazing things. In each book, pure imagination is captured && to me that is such a powerful thing x
Being an avid reader, I love books. I adore them.
When I was younger they were my escape, on the playground, a new kid, in a new school where your peers seemed very different to yourself, my lunchtimes mainly consisted of finding my bench and sitting down and reading.
When I was younger and now, I normally finish a book in a day.
Today I read the hunger games, started this morning and finished this evening.
If I love a book, I will sit there, hours on end and read a book cover to cover, & realise I have spent the whole day lost in another place altogether.
In books I was comforted. In books I was taken to magical places, I understood what bravery was, what magic was and in a sense what love was.
Although not all novels depict love in a positive light, in fact many stories I read were full of heart break, but I have ALWAYS been a sucker for love stories.
The question in my mind is, is romance in books better?
You could argue it is, men always showing their love, poems, lavish gifts, climbing mountains/fighting/fighting off death to be with/save/find the one they love.
I love reading about love in stories. However, realistically the idea of love is over heightened, over exaggerated in these stories. Yes I would love to be showered in outbursts of love everyday, but you know what?
Wouldn't that just make it less special? When someone says you are my everything, surely being told that at the right moment means more, stays in your heart, rather than being told every single day?
When it comes down to it, when you find your own fairy tale, when you create those moments in your life when you think "you know what? This would make an amazing chapter in a book" to me that is Love.
Yes I haven't climbed a mountain, no I haven't jumped in front of a train.
Instead, I've done one thing better...
I've brought my notions of love, learnt from these books to my actual life.
Instead of reading above love, I experience it everyday.
Instead of reading about characters feeling butterflies, or feeling an electricity, I get to experience that myself.
Okay, don't get me wrong, I adore romance in books, I'll open up a book and get lost into another world. It's just amazing to know that when I close that book, I have my very own adventure to embark on.
Bit of a soppy post I know? Feeling broody, I think its effecting my brain ...
Does anybody else adore reading, getting lost in another world?
Or do you think romance in books will always be better than real life?