This isn't necessarily a review, or any 30-Day-Challenge thing again.
This is just a little update of me, and what's been on the happy-hap!
It's been on my wish list for awhile now, but I was so picky with what bookshelf I wanted that it's taken a long time of shopping, evaluating height and widths, and don't get me started on prices...
It's something that I can honestly say helps me to focus on my life and helps me to see the progress that I'm making. To others, they might see that as a big ironic...I'm looking at my progress of reading books, but not really my progress of other real life stuff, like learning how to drive or getting a boyfriend or something (Yeah...not even close on that last one), but for me, it shows that I'm doing something with my time. I'm placing it in something that I really care for, and while sometimes I might question if instead of having an imagination for a world that might be, why not just go out there and make it real for myself...I realise that all these stories, all these ideas and characteristics in these fictional protagonists that I admire, they are being picked a part and slowly becoming me. What's the point of travelling all over the world, doing dare-devil antics...when you could be learning more about human nature through the empathetic view of being in their mind? Reading books helps me with my day-to-day interactions with others, and helps me to be more understanding than I could have ever been by jumping off a building, or eating foreign food.
The more and more I read, the more I wish to be a writer. The more I wish I could just whisk myself away to a little cottage near a lake out in the starry night and just write until everything I ever felt and experienced just flowed into a symphony of words. We all have our dream, our ultimate job or goal, but one that we can't attain because it seems to unrealistic, or not fitting...for me, that's to become a writer. It used to be photography, but the more I did photography, the less I felt inspired. Words, on the other hand, have such power but is so vulnerable at the same time. It's truly marvellous.
My book collection is slowly growing, and by slowly I mean I normally treat myself to a splurge of books once a month, with little side $1 collections on the side from Thrift Stores. My ultimate bookshelf will look like Belle's from Beauty And The Beast. If I don't have a fireplace near the reading area, I will be sorely disappointed.
Anyways! Don't forget to check out my personal blog, The Cocoon of Gawkiness, where I write funny personal stories, stories about struggles, odd metaphors for life, and just everything in the middle!