Hey! Hey! It’s WHUBUT Wednesday! It’s been a week full of sleeping in and lounging about and yet, I haven’t finished a book! Well, that’s because the book I’m reading is an Omnibus version, with four books in it, and I’m halfway through with the third book! So it won’t be long before my review is up. 😀
Because it’s Heart’s Day (Happy Heart’s Day to you all! ❤), today’s WHUBUT is a proclamation of my love for reading! I’m a 100% certain that we all have our own thoughts about why, exactly, we put so much time and effort in staring at letters and lines and hallucinating all day long. But here’s my side of the story.
Books contain stories with real life situations where, as readers, we can very well relate to. The events are so diverse that it’s like living multiple lives in a thousand different situations, that I’m starting to believe this is the logic behind multiverse!
Through these well-thought circumstances, I developed empathy and appreciation. As a human being, I’m not great at empathizing with others, and being exposed to books that show the events happening in the society and what people are going through allows me to understand, appreciate, and put things in perspective. To be honest, if it weren’t for books, I would be an ignorant fool, blindly walking on two legs with barely a care for little yet meaningful things.
See, books never fail to keep the mind open and I believe that this is the best part of being immersed in reading.
Why is reading important to you? How has it impacted your life? Share your thoughts in the comment below! 🙂
Shelby and Tanner have been inseparable ever since freshman year when she intervened to save him from a bully’s beating. Fast forward four intense years–Shelby is leaving for college. Without Tanner. Three days before she’s set to move, he hands her a thick envelope with explicit instructions:
In no way shape or form is she to open the envelope until she is perfectly settled in at school. She is not to even think of it until then.
No one has seen Tanner since that moment.
She opens the envelope to find a letter of epic proportions inside that spans their years in high school together. When she reads it out loud to almost her entire dorm, Shelby relives the good and all of the bad, and together they learn details that Tanner held back, the things he never told her. How much he really loves her.
Sometimes, all it takes is walking in someone else’s shoes to realize what you’ve known all along. Sometimes, that realization comes too late.