You’re used to be taken in a time machine to the past when you visit Oriental Spice and some Chocolate. However, I also like to keep you with your feet on the ground by pulling you back to the present. If you read my blog frequently, you know that I like to think outside the box. Today is another one of those days. And guess what, you can participate and do yourself a favor or make yourself laugh, It totally depends on you.
We have gone to the past and back to the present. But we never went to the future. Ofcourse we are alive and kicking in the here and now, but remember that the here and now becomes history within a second. The start of the writing of this article is already in the past. Christmas 2014 has gone by. Facebook even literally reminds you that you updated a status in the past: a few seconds ago, 15 minutes ago, an hour ago etcetera. Listening to that great song on the radio becomes the past after a few minutes. Although in this case, you can bring that moment back by going to Youtube and hitting the replay button. 100x times. We all have those moments with some songs, don’t we?
That was past talk. Literally. So let’s discuss the future. The end of the year is near. Very soon it will start raining New Year’s Resolutions. Everywhere. If you don’t like it, you may want to hide yourself in the first week of January. Especially from the internet. Personally, I don’t believe in New Year’s Resolutions. I even wrote an article about it here. If you really want something, you won’t wait until the end of the year to start making that life change. Besides that, why wait? You’re wasting precious time of your life, if you’re just waiting until the end of the year.
Sometimes I’m seriously “booked”. I’m talking about the big, old fashioned books with pages that you have to turn, in other words: no e-book reader material. If you want to get in the relax mode, then nothing beats reading a good book once in a while.
The thing with books is, that you can create your own little world. Somebody else wrote it, but you’re the one who brings the story to life, in your own mind and with your own thoughts. Just think about it: since every reader makes their only little story, imagine how many stories one book can actually have…That’s also the reason why the book is always better than the movie. Nothing beats the story and characters that you created in your mind!
Books are basically your own little mental get-a-way where you can return from or learn from. From “hey…I thought I was the only one” to inspiration or places, events and experiences you’ve never heard of until you started reading the book.
So, what’s the definition of a good book?