You're The Voice: Introducing Heidi and the Wizardtastic World of Reading
I’m Heidi and well… I’m stunned that you’re reading this—thank you!! May I say, you have great taste as you’ve clearly been drawn to my post through my use of the word ‘wizardtastic’, good on you.
Welcome, Heidi, this month's You're The Voice contributor!
To cut a long story short, I’m a 15 year-old who is positively obsessed with all things Potter and - if you haven’t guessed it already – a lover of books! I sincerely hope that over the coming weeks I’ll really get to validate this love of mine to you - the audience of this book-crazed blogosphere - and that my posts will prove to be of some interest to you.
Firstly I would like to say that while writing this post I found it very hard to live up to the tremendously brilliant standards of my fellow You’re The Voice bloggers. However, I’ve managed to fashion a blog post touching on how I came to fall in love with reading.
At any rate, let’s get this blog started!!
Okay, for a long time I hated reading. You see, I was perpetually deceiving people with extravagant tales of my latest ‘reading exploits.’ When in truth my reading was quite barren indeed. In my whole life, up until one cool evening within the Christmas holiday period of 2008, I had left every chapter book I ever laid my eyes upon unfinished.
Shocking, I know.
This brings me to my first theme of the month… getting into reading.
You’ll now be wondering what turned my world upside down (in the most marvellous and fanciful of ways) that Christmas evening. It was a dusty old book that my dad had found neglected on the street. He tucked me in that night and seeing as it was Christmas he read a few chapters of the book to me. For the very first time I was captivated by a book, the plot enveloped me in such a magical and intimate way. I felt elated. That book was none other than the most precious of J.K. Rowling books; the very wizardtastic Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix.
On completing the Harry Potter series, I was opened up to a fantastic new world of entertainment; reading. I was finally able to immerse myself into books in a way that I never thought possible. The series enabled me to change courses, injecting me with a fresh outlook on the pastime of reading and truly fast tracking my love of books. From that point on I eternally found myself tantalised by the way I can feel and live the characters in the furthermost reaches of other times and places. Whether it is floating in one of Elizabeth Bennet’s most sensational of emotions within the fictional town of Meryton, or completely losing myself in the hilarity of a Louise Rennison creation- the fabulous Georgia Nicholson series—all in the pages of a single novel. It is just so incredible! I sometimes think I can almost hear my mind drawing a long sigh in contentment after a good night’s read…
On that note, for those of you that just haven’t unearthed your love of reading yet, it’s achievable, it really is. Speaking of which my sister is, funnily enough, in Grade 5 this year and she can’t get into reading.
“Well,” I tell her, “once you find THE book, all books will then become accessible to you.”
So I now find myself saying: That’s all folks.
Oh, and happy reading
… Heidi out.