30-day Blogging Challenge: Day 20 (A hobby of yours)

I think the answer for today’s topic is no longer new to you my dear readers. If asked about my hobby, I can only think of one major hobby: READING.

As I have written in my previous posts, I can compare reading with breathing. It’s vital to my existence. Without it, I feel nothing.

When I was young, I didn’t like going out with my siblings and cousins to play especially outdoors. Aside from the fact that I disliked sweat, I didn’t like to hear their squealing. I preferred staying inside the house. Alone.

Some of them called me a loner because I prefer my own company during free time. In those times that I was alone, I found refuge in one of the corners of our house. There, I saw a lot of books and my young mind was easily piqued with interest. One by one I explored them and was fascinated with the pictures included in the text. Later on I would brave entire books and the printed words would be my constant companions.

As I grew up, my reading skills also developed which helped me tackle advanced books for my age. When I’ve finished reading books my parents deemed appropriate for me, I found comfort in reading yellow pages and even those patient drug information paper found inside medicine boxes. Really. Though if I wasn’t that insane, I re-read my books or sometimes tried to write my own story. I won’t share those silly stories that I wrote when I was younger though.

Anyway, reading has been part of my life ever since. Sometimes I’m afraid that classifying it as a hobby isn’t enough; like it’s almost something I can’t live without. It’s either I take the positive view and see it as something essential for my life, or the negative one that compares reading as my drug I am forever addicted to. Whichever perspective it may be, I know that reading is here to stay. For good. As long as I live.

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32 thoughts on “30-day Blogging Challenge: Day 20 (A hobby of yours)

              1. Yup right!!! When you watch movies, suspense and thrill sustains for less than 2 hours…when you read a book, it will drag the suspense and thrills 🙂 I feel both are good… When you;re along, you can read books…when you;re with friends, you can watch movies 🙂

                1. I agree on some points though I have to say that I feel more thrilled by reading. My imagination runs wild along with the story and it was so awesome. But yes, watching movies with friends with a bucket of popcorn is also nice.

                    1. Write a post in your blog stating that you’re a super girl…who can save the world or will be there when ever there is a violence so that bloggers will know it 🙂

              1. Yeah, sure! Will definitely have a look on it, Monica. I’m really glad to have a pal like you, who knows and works on this sort of welfare stuffs. 🙂

                Rahul

  1. Love the post, it reaffirms the idea that we don’t need to constantly be with people to have a good time but can enjoy our solitude in another place and time. This has put a smile on my face.

    1. I’m glad that you like it. Many people call me a very sociable person, but at the same time, I am satisfied being alone with a good book. As long as I’m reading, it doesn’t matter where I am. 🙂

      Now, let’s see a photo of that smile! Haha

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