Wednesday, July 18, 2012

My Journey

J. K Rowling says if you don't like to read you haven't find the right book.
I begin reading and take reading as my hobby in the year 2010 when I had to study a novel for my minor course. I never liked reading because I thought reading put me to sleep. In fact, during my school days, I hated it when I need to study. So, back in summer that year, I had to study To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I like literature, so yeah I made myself read the novel. 

I never knew how much I love reading until one day when I was so busy that I had no time to read, I felt upset and angry. I literally put all the work and assignment at a side and picked the novel to read for more than an hour. I felt accomplished reading for about 100 pages. And no, I wasn't stressed, I was in the urge of reading! I thought "Gosh, this book is awesome." Then, by the end of the semester(after the final exam) I made my time to the local bookshop to grab some novels home so that I wouldn't be bored during the holidays. By the end of 2010, I realized that To Kill a Mockingbird has been my favourite book.

So, a few weeks ago, I was telling about Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult. I have finished reading this book less than two hours ago. This book is really great, if you asked me which is better, Sing You Home or To Kill a Mockingbird, I really don't know. Both are equally good.

I think, reading needs commitment. It isn't like watching any movie where you know the ending in less than three hours. Reading is a path and a journey, it takes you to a whole new world. Every time I finish a book, the wonderful journey ends and I sit still, holding the book, like I have no idea what to do next. I put the book back to my book rack, and take out another book I bought and read it. And I believe, it is going to be another good book.



Tyng (梁绮庭) said...

Try reading a few of the books below! I'm not sure if you'll like them as much as I do though but no harm checking them out! :D

Divergent by Veronica Roth
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch

Vivian Chong said...

Thank you so much for the suggestion! =D I'll look for them~