Today was World Literacy Day and if you know me at all, you know how much I love books. I have very early childhood memories of being read to by my Mom and for me being able to read is like being able to breathe. I went to 1st grade a year and a few months earlier than I should have and I could barely hold a pencil because I was so tiny and this was a problem because it meant I couldn’t write legibly. I was put in the “C Group” but once my teacher heard me reading a book, he had to put me in the “A Group” because I read so fluently and knew so many “big words”. I can only thank my Mom for this because she has always stressed the importance of books to us. My eleven year old brother Muhammad is now also a bookworm and he’s already read books like Sherlock Holmes, The Hobbit, The Hunger Games and many, many more. Our brother Abdullah is a little lazy but with all the movie adaptations of books and comics and all the biographies and autobiographies of soccer players, he is slowly starting to enjoy reading.
I firmly believe that books are your best friend. They have gotten me through so many trying times in my life and if you have a good book, you will never be alone. Amongst my favourites are Harry Potter, The Great Gatsby, Catcher in the Rye and Perks of Being a Wallflower. I also really love Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass.
I must make mention of my friend Juwi who got me reading YA and always recommends me the best books. At times, I want to kill her because the books break my heart (Eleanor and Park, The Fault In Our Stars) but I am really glad to have her as my Book Guru. Follow her blog on juwithemad.wordpress.com. Also my girl Raeesa, who will get messages from me at the oddest of hours when I’m crying because I just finished a book or I want to talk about a theory. She also shares her books with me. I love you my book babes!
Happy World Literacy Day my lovelies! Go forth and read!
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Until next time!
Love and books