No surprises here. This post is exactly as the title suggests. Sometimes it really is nice to have an easy read.
Growing up, I always prided myself on reading books WAY above my ‘reading age’ (if there can even be such a thing). I read Lord of the Rings when I was in Grade 3. It took me twelve days to finish all three.
I just enjoyed a challenge and, when everyone my age was reading Harry Potter, I had my reading eyes set on different sights. It may be considered a sin to some, but I’ve only read the first four Harry Potter books. I actually have no interest to finish the series.
But that’s just me.
Lately, when I’m not studying for finals, I’ve been reading Sherlock Holmes and Charles Dickens. Doyle’s writing style is descriptive and captivating, that he just pulls you right into the story and makes you feel like you’re right there beside Sherlock himself. While it’s not exactly an easy read, it does fly by.
Dickens, however, presents a bit more of a challenge. It’s easy to get lost in the seemingly pointless plot moments, but you need to be awake enough to catch every detail because some will come back to haunt you.
I love reading. I read something everyday. And I read a variety of stuff. From superhero comic books to science-fiction and fantasy novels to classics like The Great Gatsby, Dickens, Dracula and more. Some days, however, it’s nice to grab a young adult novel that I would see as an ‘easy’ read. For one, they’re definitely shorter than the novels I’m used to reading, and they’re just easier to read and get through.
I read a lot of these kinds of books, too, when I was the ‘appropriate age’ for them, but sometimes I don’t care if books were written for teenagers or children and I want to read them (I read Deltora Quest two years ago, as an example).
Well, one of my favourite young adult novel series of all time is the Alex Rider series, about a teenage spy working for the British government…like a young James Bond.
I’ve just decided today that I would really like to read this series once more. I could easily burn through one or two of these a day, with just a few hours of reading, so it would hardly take any time at all. And the thing I love about these books is how good they really are. There’s no doubting that the entertainment level is on par with any ‘university’ level book I’ve read.
So, reading an easy read every once in a while can not only be relaxing, but it doesn’t have to be seen as a book that is ‘too easy’ for you. There’s no such thing, really.
What do you readers out there, think? Are you always looking for a challenge?
Thanks for reading!