Friday, July 7, 2017

Book Blogger Hop No. 5: Why I Love Reading, in One Sentence

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This Week's Question

In one sentence, describe your
passion for reading.

(Submitted  by Billy @ 

My Answer

In times fondly remembered, in the long afternoons of an idyllic childhood, I first beheld The Book, that beautiful, spellbinding creation of the human mind and spirit that has been bringing me endless hours of delight ever since, and thereby giving meaning to my otherwise humdrum existence, which, I must confess, I have been forced to dwell in because of the necessity of MAKING A LIVING; wherefore, with the greatest interest and single-minded focus, I have long endeavored to consume as many of these wonderful things called "books" as humanly possible, since, after all, I cannot consider myself as properly living unless I am consuming, and being consumed by, a great book, which of course, will not only NOT fail to entertain me, but also bring me hours of diving into other realities that I wish were my own, so, if not for this wonderfully fascinating, exhilarating, relaxing, and intellectually stimulating activity, I would definitely not consider myself to be alive at all, and this, naturally, would not please me one iota, because living life to the fullest, for us bookworms, is simply to engage our minds, hearts, bodies, and souls in the utter perusal and immersion in a book that will not only give us glimpses of other worlds, but also provide us with that joie de vivre that makes life worthwhile for a genuine bookworm, of which, I might add, I fervently consider myself to be one, inasmuch as it is undoubtedly true that books and I have had a long, fruitful relationship together for many years, and we are not currently contemplating, nor will we ever contemplate, separation or divorce, inasmuch as we all love each other madly, gloriously, and intensely, in one great burst of joyous dancing and intense, bibliophilic ecstasy.

I rest my case. : )
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Brian Joseph said...

Brillent sentence Maria!

Though it is long it is so well structured.

Of course the ideas and sentiments that it contains are right on target.

Your point about not being able to live life to the fullest without books is very true fro many of us. In this age where there are so many other amusements like movies and the internet, books are still indispensable.

Have great weekend!

Literary Feline said...

What a great response, Maria! Reading truly is the ultimate experience. I went with a more tongue-in-cheek response this time around. I found it too hard to stick to one sentence otherwise. I hope you have a great weekend!

Maria Behar said...

Hi, Brian!

Thanks for the good word!! I greatly appreciate it!! :)

I decided to take the funny approach, and write a VERY long run-on sentence. Lol. But yes, the thoughts I expressed are true for all of us bookworms!! We simply CANNOT live without books!!

It's WONDERFUL that, as you say, "In this age where there are so many other amusements like movies and the internet, books are still indispensable." Very well put! It shows there's still some hope for the human race!

Thanks for the nice comment!! Hope you have a great weekend, too!! <3 :)

Maria Behar said...

Hi, Wendy!

Thanks for the compliment!! I greatly appreciate it!! <3 :)

When I saw today's question, I thought to myself, "Ha! I'm going with a VERY long, run-on sentence full of hyperbole!" Lol. I decided to bring humor to my answer to the question.

My point was that it's nearly impossible to express one's love of books in only ONE sentence. It can be done, though, with far fewer words than I used. But, again, I purposely did that for the sake of some humor. Lol.

I guess my response could be classified as being "tongue-in-cheek", too. :)

Thanks for the nice comment!! Hope you have a great weekend, too!! HUGS TO YOU & MOUSE!! <3 <3 :) :)

Erica Watkins said...

Intense, bibliophilic ecstasy...beautiful!!!

Elizabeth said...

I LOVE it, Maria.

You sound like a book lover and an attorney.

You are the best, dear friend.

Love stopping by to see your answers.

Have a great weekend, and Happy Hopping!!

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Maria Behar said...

Hi, Erica!

So glad you liked that phrase! thanks for the compliment!! <3 :)

Have a great weekend!! :)

Maria Behar said...

Hi, Elizabeth!

Thank you SO much!! You're always so sweet! <3 <3

WOW. I'm really flattered! I sound like an attorney? Lol. Well, I have a little confession to make....I intentionally wrote with as much hyperbole as possible, in order to make this funny. Usually, I would not write such a long, run-on sentence. Lol.

I'm so happy you always enjoy stopping by! I decided to publish my BBH answer on this blog, because I don't think most YA bloggers would write this type of prose, lol.

Thanks again, and hope you have a great weekend, too!! Happy Hopping!! HUGS!!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

Elizabeth said...

Loved the hyperboles. :)

Nicki J Markus said...

You win the longest sentence of the week comp! lol That was worthy of Dickens. :)

Maria Behar said...

Hi, again, Elizabeth!

So glad you loved those!! Thanks for the compliment, and for commenting again!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

Maria Behar said...

Hi, Nicki!

Ohm thank you so much!! And I'm honored that you've compared me to Dickens!! OMG, I can't believe it.... Well, thanks again!!

Hope you have a great weekend!! <3 :)

Chrissy TheEveryFreeChanceReader said...

Love it!!! Great job!

Maria Behar said...

Hi, Chrissy! Oh, I had not seen this comment! Thanks so much for the compliment!! <3 :)