Nothing makes me happier than seeing books. Old ones, new ones, hardbound, paperback, big, small. I'm willing to read any kind of genre whether it be romance, young adult, fantasy, science fiction, etc but of course I have my favorites.
I guess my love for books started early in my grade school years. There used to be a Scholastic Book Fair that came every year and one day I decided to check it out and ended up buying Dear Dumb Diary. I bought the rest of the books they had the following times they came back but it wasn't really until I started reading The Amazing Days of Abby Hayes that I really got to love reading for fun. I read a few nonsense books here and there but then came my Twilight phase. I guess that's what really got me into reading a lot more than I usually did. After that, it just became one book after another that to this day I've read hundreds of books.
What I love about books is that it lets me escape reality even for a little while. I'd escape to the latest book I'm reading and just get lost in the book world. Living the characters life, seeing how they do things, and just forgetting who I am just for a little while. Getting to hundred of miles in a span of about a hundred pages is fun, seeing the world in different perspectives is cool to experience and I get to meet so many kinds of people within the pages of a book. I fall in love as they do and cry as they get hurt.
I read somewhere that seeing someone reading a book you love is like a book recommending a person. I find this saying really nice like a book is saying "hey look! awesome person over here!" Some of my closest friends are the ones who loves the same books as me from fangirling with one over Percy Jackson and the Olympians to the romance novels a friend and I gush over. But of course this isn’t always the case, I've met people who have read books I love but I'm not really too keen on being friends with them. Whether they love the books or not, it gets people talking, it brings them together.
- Ana Matti