So this is not the typical post you’re used to seeing from me. However, it’s something I really wanted to share with you since it really had an impact on me. Let me start with how I got to buy these books.
My mum and I decided to have a night out, have dinner at our local Italian and then go see Divergent at the cinema. We had such a fun night (with delicious food), but the movie turned out to be so so good both mum and I were in complete shock. Alright, I might be exaggerating a bit. Honestly though, if you haven’t seen this movie yet, go watch it. I promise you won’t regret it at all.
What does this have to do with books – I hear you thinking. Well, ever since I saw The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, I really wanted to start reading the trilogy as well. Mostly because I just couldn’t get enough of the story. However between school and blogging (and many more stupid excuses) I never got to actually buying the books.
With Divergent it was different though, as soon as I left the cinema I couldn’t stop thinking about what I just saw. This story touched me in a way I can’t even explain. So I decided – it was pretty impulsive – to buy the trilogy. Ever since I got the books, I couldn’t stop reading. I’m completely drawn into this story and I don’t know why.
It might be because Tris is such a relatable character, or because of all the emotions this story gives me, it might even be because I have missed reading so much. The excitement of flipping actual pages, made out of actual paper and actual ink is just so exciting to me. Between all the digital screens I’m looking at throughout the day, it’s wonderful to just take a step back and relax, with a book in my hands.
Reading has always been something I enjoyed, however I hardly ever read for my own pleasure. It was always for school, I had to read several books within an amount of time. Although I always ended up enjoying the books, it never got me to reading books for my own pleasure. For me, it’s because I always tend to make up excuses like ‘I have homework, I have to watch this, I have to text that, I have to tweet this, I have to post that’. No. I don’t have to do any of that. I choose to stare mindlessly at a screen for hours and hours. So if I feel like reading a book instead I can, I just have to choose that instead of the screen.
From now on, I will definitely turn off my electronic devices more often and just read a good book. Since I finished reading this trilogy on Monday, I will most likely start with The Hunger Games trilogy as soon as possible. Who knows what comes after that, all I know is that reading is something I should’ve done much earlier – off screen.
If you often read books, I would love to see some recommendations in the comments below!
Lots of Love,