Magic of Books

“For as long as I can remember I’ve loved reading. My teachers all say they remember me walking the school halls with big books under my arm. I remember hiding under the bed to read instead of partaking in family parties and events. I’d read all night in the bath, while using my toes to add more warm water. In many ways it was reading that lead me to writing. The book which stands out most for me is ‘The Weirdstone of Brisingamen by Alan Garner.’ it is a fantasy adventure to rival them all. It will suck you in and hold you captive until the last page.”


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I wrote this story in answer to the following prompts:
Word of the Day Challenge — Sometimes

Magic of Books

When I was a boy
I never needed a toy
Literary adventure was my game
I’d read and alive it came

The words leapt from the pages
As I read for ages and ages
The characters were as real
Their world, I could smell and feel

We’d go to exotic places
Stop bad guys and win races
Climb to mountain peaks
And fight the ancient Greeks

Sometimes it’s not about the novel
But escaping life’s horror-filled hovel
Sometimes you need a mind quencher
The freedom of an adventure

I’ll go find a golden treasure
Reading’s my great pleasure
I’ve written many tales my friend
Because it’s so sad to reach the end

So, lets never stop reading
Authors write and keep breeding,
Stories full of magical text
Readers, where will you go next?


Thanks for reading my friends.

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Have a great day!

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  1. Oh, thanks for the recommendation–I just requested it from the library! From my early teens, I always started every summer re-reading The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy, then Dune, followed by Ursula LeGuin’s Earthsea books. From there, I branched out to new books. Seems our childhoods were very similar. I always had my head in a book and my soul in the stars! Great post.

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    1. You’re welcome, I hope you enjoy it.

      Those are all great books you listed there. I have everyone behind me on the shelf!

      ‘my head in a book and my soul in the stars!’ I love this you should make a meme picture of it.

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  2. That was me too, Mason! I got through the early years of high school with my nose buried in a book. The Weirdstone of Brisingamen was one of my favourites too, I always wished for a bracelet like Susan’s! I don’t know if you read the much later sequel, Boneland? I have to say I found it a little disappointing.

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    1. Hello, Chris.
      I was relentlessly bullied at school. Books were my escape. I even worked in the school library to escape!

      I love Weirdstone, I wanted that bracelet too!
      Book 2 Moon of Gomrath wasn’t too bad. Book 3 Bonelands was just as weird as all hell. I wished he’d written them all just like 1st.

      Thank you for reading!

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  3. I, too, read to escape the pain of being bullied. My first book gave me a love of mysteries: The Mystery of the Tarnished Trophy. I was in the seventh grade, I think, and had to write a book report. I never read the one you mentioned but may check it out of the library. These are days for getting lost in a book.

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    1. That was a John F Carson Mystery right? great book for a report. I always got Shakespearean stories for reports!
      I loved The Famous Five for my first mystery series.

      Thanks for reading, Isaiah.

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