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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Still Waters Run Deep: Reading not limited to bookworms

  • Going through middle school, high school and even college, there are always those books you are required to read for class that you want nothing to do with. We've all been there.
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  • Going through middle school, high school and even college, there are always those books you are required to read for class that you want nothing to do with. We’ve all been there.
    For some that’s as far as they’ll go with reading throughout their lives. For others like myself, we’re always looking for something new to grab our attention and get lost in, sometimes literally.
    You know a book is really good when you can literally get lost in it and you imagine yourself being part of the scene. At the very least you start picturing what’s going on as you read through the plot.
    I’m not saying devote your life to just reading, but there’s no reason everyone can’t pick up a book and read just because. Whether you’re a history buff, love science fiction or like a good love story, there are countless topics you can find to suit your interest.
    It doesn’t have to be a book on the war for you to learn something either. Any book can give you some kind of learning experience. Picking up a book has great benefits for the mind and even the soul.
    We all have busy lives, but nobody is so busy that they can’t pick up a book and read. Even if you only read a few chapters a day, it’s something more people should be doing.
    My friend and co-worker Kevin Edwards is an avid book reader. He even has a summer reading list each year, where he picks a certain author or topic and reads several books pertaining to his area of choice. I think it’s a neat idea and keeps his interest to continue reading.
    Something along those lines is one way you can enjoy reading. As for me, I don’t know many authors outside of big names like Nicholas Sparks, Stephen King and J.K. Rowling (or my favorite, Cecily von Ziegesar), but I’ve read my share of books from random authors all because I picked up a book and was intrigued simply by the short description on the back.
    It’s the beauty of a book when a paragraph or two draws you in enough to want to find out more, but not too much where you are bored because it gave away too much. It’s as simple as going into a bookstore, picking up a few books and reading that description.
    Don’t be afraid to pick up a book and get lost in it. A book can open wonders you only imagined.
    Page 2 of 2 - Waters is a staff writer for The Wayne Independent and can be reached at kwaters@wayneindependent.com.

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