-You want to know about my new feature? I am touched. This is where I talk about something. Something that comes to mind and sticks there and I want to describe so that it sticks in other peoples minds and makes them think, because that is what this is about. I want to be thinking. I want to be lit up and even alight. And I want you to leave this post with the memory of the thoughts it made you have. -
What does it make you think? How do you describe what reading is to you- and please do, in comment form or by closing your eyes and coming up with a word or an answer or a reason. For me, reading isn't always the same: it's completely different from writing, with some books it is mostly a process of getting through it, but not with all. Not with my current read.
Some of you may have seen me commenting about my intense love for the Inkworld trilogy over the years- it was one of the first books I reviewed on this blog and that was almost five years ago, so I've had a long time to keep my love for the books growing. And when I read them? Well. I am rereading the first book now and it's just... such a enjoyable, memory-churning, fantastic process. I turn the pages and I feel the beauty and the magic of the story seep out and it is truly a joy to have the chance to be reading a book like this. It isn't perfect. But it's brilliant.
Reading can be so different- I have hundreds of books on my bookshelf and the process, apart from in the occasional series, has been different from each one. I have books that lagged but made me laugh, books that startled me into reading a new genre and kicked me in the thinking muscles, books that were so beautifully illustrated I could almost not handle it. Books that were terrifying and books that made me hold. my. breath.
And it's all books. And it's all words. And it's all reading.
How do you describe reading?