Hold your breath
Make a wish
Count to three
Come with me and you’ll be
In a world of pure imagination
Take a look and you’ll see
Into your imagination
Why do I read?
What is it about reading that is so special to me? It is simple…the magic! The magic of being transported to a different world. The magic of closing your eyes and seeing or being that character.
I remember being at school and reading Carrie’s War and in my mind all my characters looked a specific way. Then one rainy afternoon we had the opportunity to watch the film and I was devastated. None of the characters looked like they did in my mind.
And as time went on this didn’t change, The Secret Garden, Goodnight Mr Tom and of course Little Women so going forward I decided I would always read the book before I watched the film.
Fast forward 20+ years and this has not changed. I will still always opt for a book before the film. And at this point I should add I’m still a traditionalist and I still opt for a hard copy rather than on a screen.
So where does love fit into all this? Not all books are romantic books but do all books demonstrate love in some form or another? I think so…whether it’s the romantic kind of love or the friendship kind of love or more importantly the love you develop for yourself it’s all love right just in different ways.
- All the Lonely People by Mike Gayle
- The Last Letter from Juliet by Melanie Hudson
- The Switch by Beth O’Leary
- The Woman He Loved Before by Dorothy Koomson
- The Moment of Truth by Shari Low
- The Last Letter from your Lover by JoJo Moyes
- Here to Stay by Mark Edwards
- The Salt Path by Raynor Winn
- Before I Saw You by Emily Houghton
- What If by Shari Low
- A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
- With or Without You by Shari Low