2 Minutes Reading Time
Don’t you just love to read a new book?
As in every new relationship, while you read the first few pages you feel things out, checking to see if this will be a good match.
As the story progress, you get to know it better. Its characteristics and all its funny quirks.
It draws you in, begging for your time. As you keep on turning the pages, you become closer and closer. Until you get to the point that you feel like you have made a new friend.
You carry on with journey together. Sharing emotions like fear, joy, anger and so many more. Experiencing good times and tough times together.
Every spare moment you have you are spending with your new friend, taking the new relationship to new heights. Jealously guarding your time against all the distractions of the outside world.
Sometimes you will disagree and feel like you might want to break up. But every time this undeniable force pulls you back and keep you reading.
Many pages later you know that it is nearing the end. Even though you would like to stop time and enjoy this friendship for so much longer, you also cannot wait to see how things will end.
You reach the last page and hesitate for a few moments before closing the book.
Another friendship gained. And lost?
My goodness, no!
You will put every book you love on your bookshelf (real or digital) and take them out to be relived repeatedly.
Go out and discover more. Search for your next one. Make a careful selection because another completed book will be another friend gained.
When you select the wrong one, it feels like time lost that could have been better used by cultivating another friendship.
Books becomes like friends. Many different ones to read for every occasion!
Please share with us your favourite friends in the comments!
Susan van der Walt is an avid reader of genres like crime, thrillers, adventure, and true stories. On Read or Rot she shares her favourite books and quotes with you. She also writes articles, book reviews and book recommendations. She lives in Alberton (South Africa) with her husband, Warrick, and fur baby, Pixie.