Why We Love Books

That title is a lie. I can’t tell you why we love books. However, I can tell you why love books. Maybe some of my reasons for loving books will overlap with yours, and maybe not.

I wasn’t very fond of books until I was eleven years old, when I was introduced to The Tripods series by John Christopher. They were the first books that I wanted to read on my own, I really loved the story. After that I started picking up book after book, developing a love for the written word.

Books are a great – and cheap – way to explore this world, and others, without ever having to leave the comfort of your home. They provide a sense of comfort, finding stories that show you aren’t alone in they way you think, or what you’re going through. You can explore an endless amount of possibilities between the pages of a book.


Beginnings and Endings: NaNoWriMo

The season of Halloween has ended and the season of NaNoWriMo has begun.

Halloween is arguably my favourite holiday. I was sad to see it end, but also a little glad. This year wasn’t the greatest Halloween for me.

And now NaNoWriMo has started. NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, it is a challenge to write 50k words in the month of November. The idea is to help encourage writers – both seasoned and newbies – to write a novel. NaNoWriMo offers the opportunity to communicate with other writers, gain encouragement and support.

I am currently rather behind on my story. Now that everything is starting to get back to normal I’m looking forward to getting back on track, and hopefully finishing my story.

Are any of you participating in this year’s NaNoWriMo?