Sunday, October 3, 2010

A Reading Nook is a little slice of Heaven.

A few days ago it occurred to me that I hadn't read a single novel in almost a month. There were many contributing factors of course (The first round of fall exams being one of the bigger ones), but to be honest, the greatest one was the internet. In an age of instant gratification entertainment, I had subconsciously pushed recreational reading to the bottom of my priorities list.

I'm sure many of us fall into that trap, reading an 800-page behemoth seems like a bit of a chore compared to surfing a plethora of stupid websites, or spending a few hours enjoying our own guilty pleasures (Mine being Civilization games). So today after chastising myself for being so apathetic, I decided to grab my old standby, J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and search the campus for a good nook to disappear from the world for a few hours. I found a lovely row of stuffed chairs on the fourth floor of the campus library with a fantastic view (see pic), and I have a sneaking suspicion that I will be in that spot, suffering from a literature induced coma, for many of the coming months. I always feel so much more relaxed after enjoying a good book, and in an all too stressful world, its a great escape that doesn't involve chugging vast amounts of liquid bread like many of my classmates.

13 comments:

  1. Books are definetly a good way to block yourself ou from the world and go into the fantasy world that the book provides, thats why i enjoy reading so much. So much going on around theres nothing to make me feel relaxed

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  2. I should do the same, it's been a while.

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  3. liquid bread? I dont think I want to know

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  4. @Whitetold Starr - Not sure if its a southern thing, but liquid bread is what all my friends call Beer.

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  5. Books help me relax as well. Although I read maybe one every 3 months

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  6. This makes me want to pick up a book. You should make an update on if you liked The Hobbit once you're done =D

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  7. Interesting.
    Very interesting, lets hope you 'SUPPLY' more..

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  8. Since you're in college don't you think the Hobbitt is a bit to elementary for you? Perhaps Foucault's Pendulum?

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