I am Maham Babar, student of BS Mass Communication and I love to read. I read all kind of books but my favourite generas to read are: Dystopian, Contemporary, Adventure and Mystery. My passion is definitely reading books and forcing others to read them too. I plan on becoming a crazy book lady when I’m old. I like it when people talk about the books they’ve written, or the books they’ve read, or the books they have, or the books they want to read, or the books I’m reading or just books.
Books are kinda like drugs you get addicted to them but they don’t harm you. Some people think reading books is a waste of time, some find it boring but I believe that only that person finds reading boring who lacks imagination. Books can take you to another world where you can be whoever you want to be, where you can live another person’s life, where you can experience a happy ending, where you can fall in love. I love that moment when you open a book and sink into it. You can escape from the world, into a story that is way more interesting than yours.
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.” These are the words of a well known American Novelist George R. R Martin.
Indeed you live a thousand lives when you read books. By reading books you can travel the whole world even when you have to stay where you are. Books can take you to the moon, they can take you to Hogwarts, they can take you to Wonderland, they can take you wherever you want. Books can make you feel all sorts of things. They can make you happy, they can make you sad, they can make you laugh and they can even make you cry. Books can inspire you, they can motivate you to go on with your life. Sometimes life gets in the way of living, sometimes things get hard and you just stop living. This is the time when you need someone to push you, someone to tell you that you cannot just sit in a corner your whole life, that you have to move on and live not only breathe but actually live. So when I was going through hell I made books my best companions.
While talking about my love for books lemme share this one thing about my life. When I was a kid I was very naughty. I used to do all the things that I wasn’t allowed to do. I used to talk a lot and annoying others was kinda like my hobby. But at the age of 8 when my Baba passed away I became quiet. By quiet I mean I became that kinda kid who doesn’t talk at all, the kinda kid who’d sit in a corner and not say much. I became shy and my confidence shattered. But then I started writing. I used to write all those things in a diary which I was afraid to say out loud. Then slowly I became better although I couldn’t recover from that trauma but I healed. I was living but the life I was living had no aim. I wanted someone to push me, I wanted someone to tell me to stop being stupid, I wanted someone to tell me that this is life and this is how it’s supposed to be. So I started reading books. I made books my motivation, my inspiration, my friends and my family. This might be weird to some of you but to me this is my life. Few months ago my Mama also passed away. After Baba’s death it’s the second time when I stopped living, when I stopped caring about stuff, when nothing mattered anymore. Life sucks when you lose your parents, when you’re on your own, when you have to fight the world to survive and keep going on. It gets hard but I couldn’t just stop living, I couldn’t just curl up in to a small ball and sit in a corner all my life. I had to find my old self back, I had to keep myself busy and I found myself in books. Khaled Hosseini says “Zindagi Migzara” (Life goes on) it does go on and never waits for anyone. It was books that made me feel that perhaps i’m not completely alone. So pull yourself up, grab a book, start reading and start living. I rely so much on books because they never hurt me, they’re the best friends I have. When I start reading a book I escape from my life, I escape from the reality and enter the world which is way more interesting than the reality. So I recommend everyone to read and to make books their friends. Books will never hurt you or leave you, they’ll always be with you. Read to increase your knowledge, to improve your vocabulary, to expand your imagination and to live a life which is more interesting than yours.
Read books and get lost in them because only then you’ll truly find yourself.