Are you an avid reader? Do you frequently visit the library or your local bookstore? Would you rather spend a night at home with a good book than socialize? If you answered yes to any of these questions (if not all of them), then you are just like me. Yes, I am an admitted bookworm.
For as long as I can remember, I have been interested in books. My grandfather and mother are responsible for my love of books. They are avid readers, who read multiple books a week. My mother read to me at a young age and I was intrigued ever since. Now, I carry on the tradition. I read at least one book a week. When I’m not busy with my classes, I read 3-4 books in a week. I read nearly everything I can get my hands on. I read everything from Science Fiction (Sci-fi), Poetry, Biographies, and everything in between. Reading is one of my favorite activities, and I wouldn’t know what to do without it.
I also dabble in writing. I have several (unfinished) books waiting to be released. However, I am my worst critic. I spend so much time critiquing my work rather than finishing it. In 2019, I hope to publish at least one of my books. I hope that one of my books could influence others the way several have done for me. It is one of my biggest dreams and I strive to make it a reality.
Books are a big part of my life. They have inspired me as well as entertained me. They have educated me and helped understand other people. Books take me to new places and are a form of escapism. When reading a book, you place yourself in the shoes of the main character. For example, in the 10th grade, my English teacher gave our class a choice. She gave us an opportunity to read one of three books. The books were The Catcher in the Rye, The Great Gatsby , and Native Son . F. Scott Fitzgerald and Richard Wright are literary geniuses, but I chose J.D Salinger’s masterpiece. In fact, I read all three books. I read Salinger’s book in class but read Fitzgerald’s and Wright’s on my own. I loved each book, but The Catcher in the Rye was my favorite.
While reading The Catcher in the Rye, I became Holden Caufield. I became the sixteen-year old trying to find his place in the world. Then, when I read the other two books, I became their protagonists. From the time I open the book to the time I close it, I am the protagonist. I’ve done it since a child and to an extent I still do. It never fails. Caufield is only one of many examples. Throughout my life, I have visited many places. I visited Narnia, I visited Hogwarts and other fascinating worlds. They inspired me to create worlds of my own. As a shy child, I loved every moment in these adventurous new worlds. My experience with books inspires me to this day.
Now, I am a student, a writer, and a potential podcaster. I want to create my own podcast that revolves around books. I want to discuss my favorite books as well as give up and coming authors a platform to promote their book. It is still in the early stages of development, but it will happen sometime this year. I plan on doing guest posts and creating my own blog as well. Books have done so much for me, and I want to share my love with others. There is no better time than the present. Overall, this is the life of a lifelong bookwork. I wouldn’t trade it for the world!
Davion Moore is an Ohio native (Go Cavs!) and aspiring writer. He is an avid reader whose life revolves around books. Naturally a quiet person, writing and reading are two of his favorite activities. His favorite authors include James Baldwin, Ernest Hemingway, and several others. He writes mostly sports articles but wants to branch out and write about other passions (such as books). He recently started writing for a Young Adult themed book site called Bookstacked. He has one article there but expect more in the future. Davion has a passion for books and wants to share it with other readers. He’ll do so throughout the rest of 2019.