I can’t really think of something to write about so I searched for some topic suggestions from The Daily Post and I stumbled on this topic: Name a book that changed my life.
The first book that came to my mind was The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
Back in high school, I have a big problem: I don’t like reading books. And I realized that I can’t survive school without reading books.
As a pep talk for us who are not into reading, our teacher even encouraged us by saying that it wouldn’t take much of your time in reading it.
So I decided to start by borrowing this small book from our school library.
One day, I suddenly woke up in the middle of my sleep. And as I look at the clock, it was just 3 o’clock a.m. To do something that will make me sleepy, I grabbed the book and decided to read it.
I was not able to get back to my sleep because I ended up finishing the book in two hours. It was catchy, illustrated, and entertaining.
It became my first baby step in reading books that starting from that novella, I am now hooked in reading books!
A LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE
This book is my starting point.
Books are transforming me; it expands my interests, educates me, inspires me when I’m down, and it keeps on changing my perspective in life.
I now realized that one good book can transform the entire life of a boy.
I remembered the first time I became to love reading books. Actually, it was my older sister who influenced me – pocketbooks I mean. But my sister loves reading English novels and I was furtively reading them in secret, too, without even asking her permission if I can borrow them or read. Haha. Then it has become my usual hobby to read books (though most of the words I can’t seem to understand during that time) but then again, I’ve learned.
I can still remember the time I’m pretending to read books when I was in elementary. Like grabbing The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Goosebumps, and Hardy Boys in those precocious years. I’m just looking at the pictures from the books so that makes looking for Wally (if you know Where’s Wally) more enjoyable than the books thickened by texts. Then when I entered high school, I preferred reading short stories than holding a thick book and sitting in an empty corner just to finish it. I’m a late bloomer when it comes to reading. I just discovered the joy from reading during my last moments in high school. And what’s that book? The novella above. 🙂
Haha. That was a nice history of yours why you came to like books! Anyhoo, I’m very fond of Sherlock Holmes, I’ve watched the movie, read some of the adventures (but never got the chance to finish all of them, T_T). I really want to read all the adventures of Sherlock but I’ve got not book of it, so what I did I searched for a free ebook – I succeeded. However, I’m so busy that I couldn’t even start reading it. Lol. Sherlock Holmes is one of my favorite characters. I especially love his intellectual skills and the way he deducts and solves problems or mysteries. Not to mention his mannerisms and so.