Day 3 – A book you love
Ahhh. Where do I start? When will I end? Lol
I met someone a couple of months ago and it was my first time sitting down with this person. Reading books excites me more than shopping or just plain going out. So expectedly, I asked this person about what books he loves. He mentioned some philosophy books that I have never heard of before and says he’s not into the YA kind.
I’m 20 years old and other than mystery books by PJ Tracy and Lena Diaz, I pretty much stick to Young Adult novels. I have preferences on the genre but YA all the way!
So this person, a year younger than me, said he didn’t like YA. That was okay for me. I could roll with that. I’m open to learning new things and I ain’t afraid of philosophy books. (lol!) But then, he said something that was so much of a deal breaker. Like I seriously cannot look at him after that. I even considered leaving right at that moment.
He said and I quote, “I especially don’t like Harry Potter. It’s a waste of time.”
*silence* I seriously wanted to use seven books of awesomeness to choke the guy. Suffice to say, I didn’t see him again.
So yes, a book that I always love talking about and I will always love are the Harry Potter books by JK Rowling.
I won’t probably be able to enumerate all the reasons why but my life was molded to the lessons I learned from reading the books.
It all started with a reading assignment when I was in 5th grade. We were supposed to read a book. No specific ones and submit a book report about it. So my aunt and I went to a bookstore and I bought the thickest book I found.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
Yes, the first time I read the books, it wasn’t in the chronological order. (I’ve read for a hundred times now xD)
It’s like the escape to Hogwarts from every book was what I needed. It sparked a light in my mind and showed me how imaginative and creative I can be. (Reason #1)
Lessons from the books does not need a deep analysis but it also wasn’t just there. I can’t put it into words, exactly, but I live my life largely influenced by what I’ve read and learned from the books.
From the friendship of the Golden Trio to Draco Malfoy’s upbringing. Let me try to enumerate some…
- Real friends will go through anything with you.
- Darkness never wins.
- Some people didn’t want to be bad. They just didn’t know any other way. (ILYSM Draco Malfoy!)
- Love always wins.
- It’s okay to be different because real friends will accept who you are.
- If you love someone, you can go through lengths to show it to them. (Always!!! *cries for Snape*)
- Parents will do anything for their child. (Praises to Narcissa, Molly & Lily!)
- There are many types of bravery. (Hi Neville & Snape!)
- Loved ones never really leave us.
Phew! I’m sure it’s not just that. There are many, many more. I love how the things they experienced on their extraordinary lives, we get to apply to our good old Muggle lives.
I can rave about this series all day.
Other books I love and learned a lot from:
- Tuesdays with Morrie
- One Hundred Names
- The Notebook
- A Walk to Remember
- The Female of the Species
- Perks of Being a Wallflower
- My Not So Perfect Life
- PS I Love You
- Falling into Place
- All the Bright Places