In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “First Sight.”
Whether a person, a pet, an object, or a place, write about something or someone you connected with from the very first second.
Books! Did I say that loud enough? I know, it’s not what pops in most peoples heads when they think about “First Sight.” But I do. The truth is I’m an introvert. Always have been.
I remember being read to growing up but it wasn’t the same as picking up a book and reading it all by myself. The first book I REALLY remember reading was Dreamland by Sarah Dessen, which is still my favorite book, while in high school. After that, I read any book I could get my hands on. Thankfully my English teacher let us borrow books and family members would bring me to the library.
Now however many years later, I still love to read. I love to feel what the characters are feeling. Travel where ever they are, and smell what their smelling. I know that sounds crazy to some people, but if you love books like I do you understand exactly what I mean. You know how it feels to physically be at home or sitting in a doctor’s office while in your head your millions of miles away. The feeling you get when your trapped inside a book is wonderful. That’s why it was love at first sight, and still is. Every time I open a new book it starts all over again.
Then there are the books that don’t make you travel, they make you stay exactly where you are and think. Those books are also good, the only bad books are the ones unopened. The key is to know yourself and where you want to go when you pick up a book. If I want a vacation I go for the dreamy summer reads or love stories. Mysteries, Crime and suspense novels are always my top picks for forgetting my own life for a while. Then there’s biographies and true stories, these are the ones that make me think. Some may have certain reads for certain moods also, but may not be the same as mine. That is what makes books so wonderful. Each book does something different for each person that reads it.
I wish for everyone to have this feeling when they open up a book.