I won’t say I am an ardent reader. I used to be like that; immersed into the pages of the book I was reading, putting off eating and everything else, but I changed. I think it was part of growing up. 🙂
I have few favorite books. Of all the books I have read so far, two stand out for me. One is Poems of Emily Dickinson and second one, Harry Potter series.
Poems of Emily Dickinson is the one that stays close to my heart for reasons I never know. I like to read and read and read it. I read it when I am lost, when I feel happy, when I am in need of inspiration. I just have some kind attachment towards her poems. I have other favorite poets and poems too, but nothing comes close to this. I just love it.
Now, Harry Potter series, I love it not because of Harry or Ron or Hermione, the credit goes to Dumbledore, the wise man. This is another one I reread many times. I think so far I have read the entire series for the 8th time and I’m sure I will read it again, only I don’t have the books with me right now, I couldn’t take them with me when moved to UK. 🙁 I am not really a fan of the movies though. But that was given, wasn’t it, considering how movies always fail to do justice to the book. I felt so. One thing, I read the first Harry Potter book only 6 years ago, almost 11 years later than it appeared first. I got a chance to read 8 years ago but I didn’t like it after reading the first chapter. How things change when you give it time!
Every time I read Harry Potter, I understand what Dumbledore meant a little more. His words have wisdom. And the simple way he explains the complexities, I just can’t get enough of that. I truly wish sometimes, ‘if only there was someone like Dumbledore in my life’.
So these are my two favorite books. What about you? Do you have books which stay close to your heart. Do you reread the same again and again? Would you like to share with me in the comments? Please do!
Linking this to NaBloPoMo November-14.