#AtoZChallenge B: To Books

Dear Books,
I love you all! I wonder what I’d do if not for you all. I can
call it love at first sight because from the moment I learned how to read, I
was in love. Everlasting love. It was my dad who made me realize the importance
of books when I was a little girl and from then on I’ve loved to read. Books
have been such an integral part of my life ever since.  And the number of time that I’ve lost track of
time because I was reading a book equals infinity!
“Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to
read a book.”
I don’t know who said that but I can’t agree
more on it. For with every book that I have read I have travelled to a
different place, a different time. From the lands where animals spoke, to the
land of magic potions, witches and wizards, to the time when humans would
actually live on planets other than the earth. You dear books have let my
imagination soar and have made me think of things I wouldn’t have thought
otherwise. 
But do you know why I love you so much? It is
because you dear books have always been there for me- to cheer me up when I
feel low, to give me company when I feel lonely, to help me escape into a
another world when I need a break from the life that I have been living. There
are times when I have just hugged you tight and fallen asleep and then there
are those awesome days of my life when the first thing that I did after I woke
up in the morning was to read a book. That is how much you mean to me. Each
book has taught me something or the other; things that may be useful to me at
some point of time or the other. 
But let me tell you one thing, there was a
point in life when I hated a few of your kind- text books. Oh how I loathed
them. Those big textbooks were like monsters. But coming to think of it, I
don’t completely hate them. Why? Because they were the perfect places to hide
the novels that I was reading! And I have lost track of how many books I’ve
read like that. 
Thank you dear books for all the lessons that
you have taught me and for all those wonderful adventures that you have taken
me on. I promise that I will always read- till my last breath. 
Love,
Reema
Note: I have always loved to books because
reading books is my first love. Hence, B is for Books. 
I’m taking up the #AtoZChallenge and my theme is “A letter for a letter”. So make sure you read all the letters from A to Z. 
Also linking this post to Day 2 of Ultimate Blog Challenge

60 Comments Add yours

  1. I am not a fan of books but through this blog post I can see how much you love reading. 🙂 Keep reading Mich!

    B – The Eye of the Beholder

    1. reemwrites says:

      Thank you Stephen 🙂

  2. Yea who doesn't love books. Actually I wanted to write on the same for B but changed later. 🙂 I liked the way you have written about them.
    Good post as always Reema

    Seeya

    1. reemwrites says:

      Thank you Seeya 🙂

  3. Shine Kapoor says:

    Books.. yep yep books take you to a different world! Enjoyed reading your post.

  4. Aathira says:

    That was a perfect B! Books have been a way of escape for me and I bet all bibliophiles can relate to each word you have written. And high five on the bulky text books!

    1. reemwrites says:

      I think the bulky textbook stuff is true for most of us. Thank you Aathira 🙂

  5. Dixita mour says:

    Books are perfect partner to everyone.
    Good know your dad .made you fall in love with books.

    And he he textbooks, they are the only books that I did not like but I still read each n every page with utmost interest .

    Loved it 🙂
    Keep writing .

    1. reemwrites says:

      Good you read textbooks with such interest too 😛
      Thank you Dixita 🙂

  6. Maggie says:

    i cant think of a hobby more perfect than reading, although over the years reading tastes change, the love reading remains the same 🙂

    Thank you for reading my blog and commenting 🙂 looking forward to seeing more of you through this month 🙂

    1. reemwrites says:

      Yes, reading is indeed the perfect habit! Thank you for the comment Maggie 🙂

  7. of course books complete our individuality, in fact building a good balanced mind begins with good. books at a young age

    1. reemwrites says:

      Rightly said. Thanks for the comment.

  8. Shalini says:

    I'm an ardent reader and I can relate to what you have just said. Love the quote there. 🙂

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    1. reemwrites says:

      Thank you Shalini 🙂

  9. Rajlakshmi says:

    I carry a book wherever I go. They are my constant companion and I can totally understand your feelings 🙂

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    1. reemwrites says:

      I carry a book with me too! 😀

  10. Nowadays, I listen to audio books or use Text-to-speech. Saves some eye strain. Before, I used to love my Kindle. Unlike you, I read both non-fiction and fiction, and I like non-fiction more 🙂

    Destination Infinity

    1. reemwrites says:

      Nice to know that.

  11. Karan Shah says:

    As they say, a good book can teach you hell lot than a year in school.
    Your post simply ratifies that Reema, good going.

    1. reemwrites says:

      Thank you Karan 🙂

  12. Kala Ravi says:

    This is true love! Bibliophile for life! Books can carry us to a different world altogether! A lovely ode to the love of your life 🙂

    1. reemwrites says:

      Thank you Kala 🙂

  13. Archana says:

    A good idea to write to 'Books'! They are non-judgmental companions and always there. Good post.

    @yenforblue from

    http://yenforblue.blogspot.in/">Spice of Life!

  14. I love books! It may sound strange, but I really do. Ever since I was a little girl I've read a lot of books. My mother even used to ask me questions about the book I was reading, because she thought I read too fast to understand anything. But I could always retell the story. I really love to drift away into the fantasyworld of a book.

    1. reemwrites says:

      Good to know that Roms. Thanks for the comment.

  15. Parul says:

    You did the best thing by choosing Books for B. With your themes. It's the perfect choice. Coming over to books, both my my and dad love to read. So I have a book that was given to me even before I was born. It said, to our firstborn' 🙂 I was born two weeks later. Papa's collection of books stands at over 10,000 and we had many book shelves and racks made to store them 🙂 loved reading your post and relating to it.

    1. reemwrites says:

      Before you were born? Wow that is amazing 🙂 Wish I was gifted a book before I was born.

  16. Geets says:

    O.. Books, books and more books..! I don't read many books.. I'm not able to.. but I do try a lot.. But given the number of books I've read so far, I can relate in certain areas..

    Cheers
    Geets

    1. reemwrites says:

      Even I'm finding it difficult these days. But I try to make time.
      Thanks for the comment.

  17. bellybytes says:

    I love your theme. I love reading too but sadly it's become a stealthy pleasure of a few minutes in the day.

    1. reemwrites says:

      Yes, with the busy lives that we lead it becomes difficult.

  18. Unknown says:

    I so agree! Books take you to magical places and faraway worlds. I've had a love affair with books ever since my childhood days.

    Cheers!
    Modern Gypsy

    1. reemwrites says:

      Glad to know that you love books too.

  19. hahaha, Books!
    Yes, just one life and so much to read!
    We all love books as we can relate a lot with life!
    Also i too loathe my text books!
    So high five!
    Happy A to Z!

    1. reemwrites says:

      Hi five Lance! Books are the best things ever.

    1. reemwrites says:

      We always are, aren't we?

  20. This letter to books is brilliant!
    I totally agree with the textbooks part :p
    I find reading books akin to meditation. I'm no good at it, even though I've tried too many times. But reading a book clears out my mind. I can only think about ways the antagonist is going to hurt the hero, and hope and pray for the hero's safety. That's the kind of magic that books weave on me!
    Much love <3

    1. reemwrites says:

      Thank you Mithila 🙂 Even I find reading books therapeutic.

  21. A lovely letter! I usually write to create stories which I somewhere could not find in the books that I read. However, we all love books but not the text books. 😀

    1. reemwrites says:

      That we all do. 😀

  22. ak. says:

    Wow that's brilliant.

    Every bibliophile can relate to this post.

    1. reemwrites says:

      Yes we cam Thank you AK 🙂

  23. Ravyne says:

    Another beautiful letter, Reema. I feel the same way and love the escapism that books give me.
    Have a great weekend!
    Lori

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    1. reemwrites says:

      Thank you Ravyne 🙂

  24. Soumya says:

    Ah books! What would we do without them?

    All that I know in life is because I read. I write, because I read. I exist, because I read.

    1. reemwrites says:

      Yes Soumya. You have summed it up perfectly.

  25. Aseem says:

    Someone has truly said that books are a person's best friend :). Lol! Loved the part about hiding novels in between text books :P.

    1. reemwrites says:

      Yes they are indeed 🙂

  26. tulika singh says:

    That's a fantastic letter and exactly how I feel. I've done a lot of that – hiding and reading and got caught too :-P.

    1. reemwrites says:

      Hahahaha.. we all do 😛

  27. Ira says:

    Your love for the printed words and is evident through this letter. Books for me are my passage to another world.
    @w0rds4u from As Time Flies

    1. reemwrites says:

      Yes it is for me too.

  28. Vinay Leo R. says:

    🙂 And the photo is B for Blossoms, no? 😀 From one book lover to another, this was such a lovely post.

    1. reemwrites says:

      Thank you Vinay 🙂 And yes, the picture is from Blossoms 🙂

  29. Nibhz says:

    Ditto! I don't know where would I have been if it hadn't been for the books! They are everything to me!

    Nibha @ Expressions

    1. reemwrites says:

      Books are like oxygen to us I feel. Thanks for the comment.

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