Sunday, March 08, 2009

Book Ending

Being a book is not that easy to take to start with but if looked after and read properly it can be a good learning experience.

Unfortunately not many people know how to look after books. They tend to pick them up, get their enjoyment from a couple of chapters and drop them down again. They then leave them with a bookmark in, just so they know where they left them, not picking them up again until they want to, having no consideration for the book itself at all.

You would think once the book was read cover to cover, the reader would understand what the book was about and the meaning behind the book.

Some books are so complicated that no amount of reading would enlighten you to it's meaning. You pick it up read the same chapter over and over again, read the beginning and then the end and then move on to the next one, giving up on ever finding out what the message is.

However there are other books which are so tiresome you don't even want to know what they are trying to say or want to finish reading it so you just put it down, after getting to the forth chapter, never to pick it up again. The book itself has no idea why it's been discarded and is left on a shelf somewhere gathering dust just hoping that one day it will understand why or hope the reader will find the strength to tell them why.

I've just finished the book I was reading. It was full of adventure, misunderstandings, fun and was a little bit naughty. To say it has changed my life would be an exaggeration but it has opened up some new ways of thinking and has left me wanting more. But there isn't going to be a sequel and I've decided to give the book away so I won’t be reading it again. It didn’t have a happy ending and even now, every time I think about it I feel sad. My next book will be a much happier one, something like Jade Goody's ''Parting Words'' or Amy Winehouse's ''The Time I Spent in Rehab''.

If you're the lucky person who reads my last book next, take good care of it, it's the best book I have ever read.

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