Ever since I can remember I have always loved reading books. When I was in secondary school, before school starts, I would have finished reading all the stories in my English textbook.
Novels are a totally different world that you get to immerse yourself in and just fly away. It is like TV in your head.
I am always looking for new books. Although I prefer murder mysteries or whodunits, I can’t say no to a good novel.
Plays are not really my thing , because I feel they don’t flow like novel, that’s why I don’t read Soyinka.
I have read Achebe, Ekwensi, Nwapa, Adichie, Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle, J. K. Rowling, Stephen King and Edgar Allan Poe to mention a few.
You probably wonder why you should read novels, well for one they help expand your knowledge of some subjects.Writers do extensive research so that their books can be realistic to the best of their ability.
For example reading a book about let’s say a young lawyer will familiarize you with legal terms and such. You make think it is useless but it can help you sound intelligent and sophisticated in conversations 😎.
They can also improve your vocabulary effortlessly.By showing you where and how to use words.
It is best you have a dictionary handy to check the meaning of strange words.
I hardly read non-fiction because when something sad happens in a fictional novel I agonize for weeks. Now, something I know happened for real, my heart cannot take it oooo 😥.
To me books are life itself and reading should be seriously encouraged.There is no end to what you can learn from books. There are few joys greater than reading a book and feeling it wrap itself around you like an old friend🙏.
“Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it”-P. J. O’Rourke Click To Tweet
Do you like reading?
Yes? What do you like reading? Give me book recommendations.