Reading? Uh, no thanks

Let’s face it. Not everyone is fond of reading. However, one cannot deny the importance of knowing how to read in our everyday life. Even if you sometimes fall asleep during your English literature class (that I can proudly say, I have never experienced), you have to know how to read in order to pay your bills, to apply for a job, and even to cook food-if you fancy yourself a bit of a budding chef.

As a child, I was initially not fond of this practice, although things changed when I was in fourth grade. Just like an actor being bitten by the acting bug, I was bitten by the reading bug during this time. I’m grateful to my English teachers who have seen and tapped into this potential. I wrote my first script and directed my first play during the fifth grade-and I think I still have that paper lying around somewhere today. So profound was my love for reading that I read almost all of the books at our quaint little library.

Since then, I have carried this passion for books up to this day, although I am very particular now and tend to gravitate towards certain genres. The greatest reward of reading for me, apart from gaining knowledge and wisdom, is that I can travel to many places without ever leaving my home or my country. Truly, the human imagination is limitless. And being a history buff myself, travelling back in time is such a fun bonus.

Here are my five favourite books (in no particular order) of all time.

  1. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dahl)
  2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (J.K Rowling)
  3. Sadako Sasaki and the One Thousand Paper Cranes (Eleanor Coerr)
  4. Timeline (Michael Crichton)
  5. A Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford)

 

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