People ask me if I travel. I say yes.

They inquire about the number of states I have been to. I say 0. This seems to baffle them.

I have traveled to so many different places while enclosed in the confines of my room. Been to different decades and met different people. Every book I read takes me on a new journey. I step into a different place entirely. This might sound corny to you and you might raise a brow skeptically but that is probably because you have not experienced what I have experienced.


For me reading is an escape from reality and the monotony of everyday life. There is a certain charm in being able to forget the world and in staying up late clutching a book. I am not embarrassed to accept that I have bawled my eyes out and howled with laughter while reading. Sometimes simultaneously. Different books remind me of different periods of my life and fill me with nostalgia. I love characters from my favorite books like I might love a family member which to some people is insane.


Sometimes I wish I can give people the kind of joy that my favorite authors have given me. That is something I hope to achieve in the future.

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” — Stephen King

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.” — George R.R Martin

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By: Shamaim Younas 


Posted on March 23, 2013, in Personal Profiles & Talents and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. This is really good shamaim!

  2. I can totally relate to what you have written =P And the pictures of your books are amazing!

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