You have been my refuge and my friends for so many years. There are some of you I have read so many times I hardly need to pick up the book in the first place, the Discworld springs to mind as a particularly good example.
I love travelling through you, getting lost in you and finding out about so many different things through you. I always have a book with me to read. When I first started driving I didn’t know my way anywhere as I had always had my nose stuck in a book up to that point.
I take full advantage of technology and love having my Kindle which means I have a stack of books with me at all times, especially as you can be on my phone too, although I don’t like reading on that so much.
I love audiobooks too, there is something completely decadent about having a favourite book read to me. When I was especially sick I took great pleasure in downloading my favourite childhood books and listening to them when I was too exhausted to physically read.
The library continues to be a place of great delight – I can’t afford to buy all the books I read, so the library is vital to me. We have an amazing service which quickly gets books in as they are requested. I will fight to keep the library open and we all need to.
I love the times I curl up with a book and get lost in you. I love the times I sit with paper and pen, taking notes, frowning with lack of understanding and then lighting up when I get it.
When I was doing my MA I was sat in the Uni library, or the British Library with a pile of books, studying away. I think I was the happiest I had ever been. I would do MA after MA, so that I could have a place to share books and discuss them with people. Alas, money and time prevent this.
I am always seeking understanding, more so than knowledge. I honestly don’t know how I would live without you. You are such a vital part of my life.
This is contributing towards the April Love 2016 project.