My Own Kind Of Paradise

“I have always imagined that Paradise
will be a kind of library.” – Jorge Luis Borges

Heaven has a library…

It all started back when I was in my elementary years. While waiting for my parents to pick me up at school, I always end up waiting for them at our school libraries. It’s the place where I can be comfortable enjoying even if its I am only by myself. In this place is where I can have countless adventures and creating my own fantasy world. Ignoring the time and the people around me, I am in my own little paradise.

Browsing in libraries and bookstores are one of my hobbies. I think I can spend a whole day in those places just browsing and reading different kinds of books. I believe there is hidden treasure somewhere in those pile of books. I am always looking
and searching, different kind of novels with different kind of genre. Sometimes I am looking for the classics, from children’s book classics to romance novel, I just have this huge attachment to anything that pertains to something classical cause I feel
there’s a certain magic in those books.

Aside from reading and browsing books, I also like collecting them. I like the feeling in my own place to be surrounded by books, it feels like I have a companion just waiting to for their cure to tell their own stories. Not only that those books fills up the empty wall with their different designs and stories. Often times I just sit in front of them
wondering which book to read or simply trying to tell myself the stories on each of those books, which is kinda hard but I have my favorite one.

I am not obssessed with books, I just love them and sometimes when you love something its hard to explain. Its hard to explain  why I would rather choose to read hardbound books rather than just reading the movie adaption from that novel. Whenever someone asks me why I like to read books, its hard to find the answer
that fits the question maybe because there is no appropriate answer when it something you love.

For a bookworm like me, my place of solitude and relaxation is a place filled with books. It’s my own little world, my own little fantasy, and adventure, mostly it’s my own little paradise.

Here’s my list of my favorite books that turned into a movie or a TV series adaptation, I read and watch both.

  1. Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit
  2. Harry Potter
  3. The Fault in Our Stars
  4. Maze Runner Trilogy
  5. Game of Thrones
  6. Heroes of Olympus – The Series
  7. Narnia – Novel Series
  8. Time Travelers Wife
  9. Pride and Prejudice
  10. Les Miserables – Abridged Version
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A Dreamer

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I always wanted to write a story, I don’t know why I just do. Maybe because my mind is full of imagination, full of stories that I just want to share. Writing my thoughts and my imaginings is my outlet of expression, I may not be the best at conversation but I can always put my ideas and words into writing.

Now, here I am writing a blog with my short stories and other writings that have different themes. I am going to write my fantasies, my day dreams and my own world of imagination. Although this may be my first time to publish my written works I am taking the chance to do it.

Some of them may be from my real life that is based on my experiences or maybe it just completely came out of nowhere that comes into my mind. It may come in different forms, comedy, horror, thriller, romance, action or drama. You and I will never know how these stories will come out.

One of my ambitions since back then is to write a novel, that is why I love to read any genre of books. It may be a bit ambitious but I wanted to be another version of Nicholas Sparks writing romance novels and maybe even got the chance to turn it into a movie. Also, I wanted to write fantasy novels or children novels, take back where anything is possible and have that little child back again that was lost in the daily grind of reality.

Imaginations are limitless and you can dream as high as the sky.

Like what Walt Disney said, “If you can dream it, you can do it.”