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Literary escapes

I know I’m not alone in this, but I love reading, there I’ve said it, it’s out there in the ether. My parents are big readers too, so probably explains it. Himself makes fun of me on a regular basis because I will rip through a book in no time at all. He bought me the ‘Hunger Games’ trilogy for my birthday and I had the first one read in a day & the three done in four days (I consciously made myself take my time with the last one because I wanted it to last longer). I read the ‘Lord of the rings’ trilogy in 3 weeks – one a week (it took me that bit longer because I was studying for my exams, alright?!?? *defensive tone*). I’m ridiculous.

The parentals bought me a kindle for my birthday and it is never out of my handbag. I don’t have many books on it yet – about 15? But there’s maybe 5 I’ve read three or four times each. It is possibly the best thing they could’ve ever bought me (other than a pair of Louboutins or a Chanel bag), but my remote fell off the bedside locker last week & landed on it marking the screen forever. I am super upset. You can still read with it there, but it is no longer perfect. So I managed to get myself a cover finally in Tesco – the ones on the amazon website are far too expensive! And now I love it even more!!

But I love that I’ve always been a big reader, it has given me a great range of imagination – although the imagination does cause some massive day dreaming, but that’s another blog! – which came in handy when I was in school and I was learning about ancient Greece, the Trojan war, Alexander etc, and those books can be very detailed & imagining it all really helped!

One of my earliest memories is my Maman reading Roald Dahl’s ‘Matilda’ to me in bed, and I think the love of stories and adventure was sparked then! And it’s deffo going to be something I would do should any mini spillers come along.

I could ramble on about this for a million minutes, but the root of what I’m trying to say is reading is awesome. Whether you’re choice is Jane Austen, Stephen King, or like me love so many genres, including Peter V Brett’s Painted Man/Desert Spear series (hurry up and write book three Brett!!), embrace the reading!! It is such a fantastic mental escape! So hit your local book shop, library, or flea market, get some books. You never know, you may find some gems that you will read & read, & read.

‘Til next time……

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