I mentioned reading a gripping novel in my previous post ‘keep positive and motivated with fibromyalgia ‘.
I have something different for you this week.
JC, an avid reader all his life has written a guest post for us. I consider him far more qualified than me to write about reading and books. Having read all the books in the junior library when he was little. So here are his thoughts on reading……
Have you ever sat and thought,
‘How I would like to read a new adventure’
I know I have and very often when I was young, I found an easy way to find that adventure whenever I liked.
I found a book in our library that when I read it, it made me impatient to turn the pages and see if “my hero” could escape this fate that was staring him in the face.
Wow! Would he survive and how did he get out of this and for a moment it wasn’t my hero it was me in this terrible situation. But by his quick thinking (or luck) he managed to escape and live to fight another day.
I could not wait to find another book in the same series or by the same author and embark on yet another hair raising tale of adventure.
In no time or so it seemed I had read all the books by this author and was looking anxiously for another that was similar or even better.
I realised that other books, (non fiction) described other activities or places were also very interesting.
We were allowed to borrow up to five books at a time from our library and so I would borrow all my allowance and scuttle home with them and often be back for more before the week was out.
How wonderful it was to sail the high seas and have to be strapped to the mast to stay alive.
Or be flying in a fighter aircraft and be alone and attacked by three or more enemy aircraft.
Or be in a courtroom and be arguing for my client to be found “not guilty”.
Or to be in a jungle path with impenetrable jungle one side and a steep fall of a thousand metres the other side and coming charging down the path an angry tiger………
Great stuff JC, thanks for your post.
Has this inspired you to search out that book you have been meaning to read for ages?
If you want to read a wide range of material from papers, magazines, fiction, non fiction, biographies/autobiographies, audiobooks, ebooks. Start your search at your library.
Your local library is free!……and able to supply all of these for you.