[A READER’S LIFE] When you open that book for the FIRST time..

It’s strange – you are hurled into a new world, a different world.

From the moment your eyes fall on that first word your mind gets to work – trying to make it all seem natural to you. Trying to get you to SEE it, HEAR it, SMELL it. The book’s working hard for your attention and your mind’s it’s ally.

BUT..

Even these two with their shared powers of persuasion can achieve precious little on their own because you simply won’t accept this world, this story as true – as a part of you – until something about it catches your heart.

Until it makes you laugh, makes you cry, makes you weep, and makes your scream – ”WHYYYYYYY!?!?!?!”

THAT’S what you expect as soon as you open that book and decide to travel through different dimensions of the writer’s mind. And then when it actually happens – when your head starts to make some sense of the story and your heart starts feeling something for it, it’s as if everything around you falls down and now it’s just you and this treasure of a book in your hands.

Starting a new story is like…..hmmmm….well….I could sit here all day and still won’t be able to find an example that even comes close to describe that feeling. Because there isn’t one. You CANNOT describe what happens to you in that moment. You just let it slither it’s way into your head. If it’s good enough, you’ll hand over the control to your heart. If not? Well, that’s what 1 star reviews are for, right?! xD

A book is not just a bundle of pages. It’s a gateway into the workings of multiple minds –

πŸ–€ YOU – the reader, for you would interpret it YOUR OWN WAY. You will read it different, understand it different, feel it different. Your preconceptions about what the characters do (or don’t do), what their motivations are will have a major role in determining whether you’ll fall in love with it or it’ll join your DNF’d pile of shame. xD

πŸ–€ THE WRITER – because of a very simple reason: it’s the product of their mind, afterall. Much of why what happens, happens in the story will have been affected by the writers’ own set of ideals – their sense of right and wrong, their dreams, their experiences. Everything that shaped them, helped them become who they are will have an effect on how they shape their characters, even if just a little bit.

πŸ–€ THE CHARACTERS – A good book will leave you shook, to the point that you will start questioning your own sense of reality because to you, the characters of the story will be real in your mind they will be flesh and blood. You will sympathize with them, laugh with them, cry with them, get mad at them. Most importantly – YOU WILL GET TO KNOW THEM. How they do what they do. AND WHY THEY DO IT! You will be privy to it ALL!

WHOA!

SO MUCH HAPPENS WHEN WE READ A BOOK. And it happens so smoothly that we don’t even notice it until we are done!

AND THEN?!

AHEM. Let me show you –



It’s time to go through it all – ALL OVER AGAIN! ❀ ❀

14 thoughts on “[A READER’S LIFE] When you open that book for the FIRST time..

  1. Ahhh, Rain, this might be the most eloquent description of why I love reading that I’ve ever come across!!! πŸ€— I love how beautifully you put those feelings into words, and I am now even more excited to pick up my next book and feel that wonderful sense of anticipation again! 😊

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    1. AWWW!!!! Thank you so much, hon! I am so very happy that you liked the post and found it relatable!! YOUR COMMENTS ARE LITERALLY THE BESTEST EVER AND THEY ALWAYS MAKE MY DAYY!! Thank you soooo much!!! ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀

      Alsooo….what are you reading right now?! ❀ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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      1. Aww, I’m glad you think so! 😊 And I’m currently in the middle of The Betrayals, which I’m listening to as an audiobook, and physically reading Assassin’s Quest, as well as a bunch of math books for my thesis πŸ˜… So I think I’m pretty well occupied at the moment πŸ˜‚

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      2. Heyyy!! I JUST started reading The Betrayals too. Only a few pages in and I am liking it so far. PLUS THE COVER IS AN ABSOLUTE BEAUTYYY!!! 🀩🀩🀩

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      3. Haha, yeah, I really like the cover, too 😊 But the content is even better! I’m probably about a third of the way through now, still have almost no clue what is going on, but am thoroughly intrigued! πŸ˜‚πŸ₯°

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    1. AWWWW!!! YOU ARE WAYY TOOOO KIND, hon!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALWAYS BEING THEREEEE!!! ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ LOVE YOUUU!!! ❀ ❀ ❀ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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