Reading is dreaming with open eyes

Reading is Dreaming with open eyes
Reading is Dreaming with open eyes

Reading is dreaming with open eyes


This article is dedicated to everybody who has spare time on their hands and doesn’t know what to do in it. I, for one, know exactly what that is like. You don’t have anything to do but laze around the house and wonder if there is anything to do. Well, there is. I realized a long time ago that the best thing to do for the time to pass more quickly is to read. I’m a major bookworm so it’s not hard for me to find something I like. The only thing I like doing as much as reading is writing. I’m basically willing to read anything. Sci-fi, drama, crime, love, fiction, fantasy – anything!

But I know not all people are like that. I know a lot actually hate reading because they think it’s stupid. There’s one thing I always say to people like that: “You can’t hate everything that you read. You may not like everything, but you certainly don’t hate it. Maybe you don’t like novels, but sports magazines. And as far as I’m concerned, that’s just fine.”

I like a lot of authors. Cecelia Ahern, John Green and Agatha Christie just to name a few. I’ve also got a whole list of books from authors that I also really love. I’m going to start with my absolute favorite, although it’s really a close tie between all of them:

  1. Angelfall Trilogy by Susan Ee
  2. The Tempest Trilogy by Julie Cross
  3. Divergent series by Veronica Roth
  4. The Sign of Seven Trilogy by Nora Roberts
  5. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
  6. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

Not counting the books I just listed, I’m pretty sure I’d read anything from any of this authors. And not just them. There is no way Stephen King isn’t also on the list. His work is simply iconic and I have never met anybody who doesn’t like it. Actually, when I think about it better, I have met quite a few people who’ve never heard of him. But I need to say… Those people, for the lack of better word, are classless. They wouldn’t recognize a good novel even if it hit them square in the face. It really wouldn’t kill them if they read something more regularly, and not every 6 months only because they have to. So I better correct the previous sentence. I have yet to meet somebody that actually knows what good literature is and doesn’t like him. And as I mentioned earlier, I know not everybody likes to read the same things. But those people who I used to call my friends, they don’t read absolutely anything. And as George R.R. Martin said: “A reader lives 1000 lives before he dies. The man who never reads only lives once.”

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