Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening, bookish friends! I hope you had a great week! I couldn’t be happier that it’s now Sunday, because, well…sunday means sleeping in, and basically doing NOTHING except reading, watching tv shows, eating and…yes, TALKING about books. Today, yes, it’s time for another bookish discussion…where I will ask a dreaded question…ARE YOU a book eater?!
The beginning of the year is usually the time for new goals, new challenges. Even if I’m not one to make resolutions, especially personal ones, I decided to be part of this resolution-frenzy, and did some. Thanks to Goodreads, every bookworm’s best friend besides BOOKS, we can all decide HOW many books we want to read this year. It’s fun, it’s challenging. But, isn’t this also a little bit, pressurizing?!
Before I entered the wonderful world of the book bloggers, I didn’t know that some people could read 100, 200, or even 300 books per year. That’s a lot. Almost a book per day. If you’re one of those people, just one question: HOW DO YOU DO THAT?! I guess that there are two kinds of readers in this world: slow readers, and fast ones. Or maybe there are three, in between, the average reader, crazy enough to read a book per week, but not fast enough to read a book a day.
So, why does that matter, you’re asking?! I will admit it, I admire people who can read a lot of books. Who have enough time to read a book per day, because there are so many amazing stories out there I really want to read, and never enough time to do so. I get envious, sometimes, of those kind of people who just EAT books like I eat chocolate. But does reading more, necessarily means, READING BETTER? Are fast-readers more enclined to remember every characters’ names, every plot line, everything about a book? Or do you think slow readers are like slow eaters, savouring every single second of their meal, dreading the moment when they’re done?!
If you ask me, I will tell you this: there are three kinds of people in this world. Book-eaters, eating a book for breakfast, lunch, dinner, devouring pages every second of the day. Sloths, taking time to look, smell, pat the book like book lovers and taking the time to print every word in their minds. And then, there’s the average reader. In between sloths and book-eaters, in between everything. Then…Well, there’s ALL of us. Because, it doesn’t matter if we read FAST, SLOW, no matter if we eat a book and then struggle at remembering names, or read so slowly we can’t remember what we’re actually reading… What matters, really, is this. We read, and we LOVE IT.