Once upon a time, there was a girl named Kirsten who really loved food and computer games. She taught herself how to draw and enjoyed writing and reading. She drew comic books of her stories that were based off of things she read (nice little connection line there, right? ;D)
On the morn of August 22nd, 2011 at 9:40 am, Kirsten happened to be on Gaia writing in her Gaian journal.
I can't say I've ever met someone who's never been lost in a book before. Well, I guess I can but I might not have known it. How about this, I can't say I've ever been a friend of someone who's never been lost in a book. How about that? It'll do for now. As I was saying before I was so rudely interrupted by myself (HEY GUYS!), I can't say I've ever been a friend of someone who's never been lost in a book.
I'm sure you've all had that experience before. Words enticing you, making you follow them from page to page and by the time you look up it's very late and you realize you're 5 chapters past the chapter you said you'd end at. Yes, losing yourself in a book is a magical experience, and quite enjoyable too! But it can make you very sad when the time comes to put the book down, or when you finish the last book in a series longing for more but the author is dead, retired, or sick of the story line. Books are wonderful yet terrible as well. You get lost in the magic that's bound with paper, leather, and glue. You find yourself tracing the fancy cursive letters of the title on sheets of blank paper, and rereading the story over and over again from a certain page to get more of what you love. Sometimes when I'm not reading and I'm in the middle of a book, I don't want to ever pick it up again for fear I might finish it. I want the words to live on forever and ever and never die. But unfortunately, my curiosity gets the best of me and I read on. Sad part happens, ruins my joyous moment and then the book ends.
That's how it seems to me. I also find myself near tears because I want so badly to be able to leap into a story and live it myself, no matter how terrible a story it might be, like in InkSpell, the book by Cornelia Funke, the second in the InkHeart trilogy! I'm currently lost in InkDeath, the conclusion to the InkHeart series, and I feel all the more terrible about how it might end, when it might end, etc.
It's a terrible thing getting lost in a book.
But it's worth it all the same.
~Lost in a book with no time to talk,
Kirsten (Sunny Iridescence)
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