One of my absolute favourite genres is and will always be the fantasy genre. Most of the fantasy books I’ve read until now are set in a fictional world with its own rules and – mostly – every kind of magic. I love to see a good world building which gives me a place I want to escape to and explore in all its oddities. Together with a fictional world mostly comes a map of it. And that is what makes a book even more interesting for me. I love seeing maps in books and while I love a wonderful drawn one, I also love to take a look on it while reading. Maps are not only useful when giving a first impression but they are also perfect to comprehend the travels of the characters. Some maps I know better than my home country and this shows how much I love looking at maps of fictional places. So I thought about putting up a list with beautiful maps featured in books and why I love them so much. To see the maps, just click on the arrow behind each name.
This is going to be a personal post, but I believe that this theme is extremely important. So thank you for reading. As a child, I have always been an avid reader. I started reading at a very young age – my mom still loves to tell the story how we went shopping and I started reading the ads to her – at I just couldn’t get enough of books. I wanted to have more and more and when the book was too hard for me to read, someone else was needed. I loved to devour the words and my parents weren’t able to buy the amount of books in the time I wanted them. Then came school and over the years I somehow lost my interest in reading bit by bit over the time. The reason for this simply was the fact that I had to read books for school I wasn’t interested in. I found my interest once again when I started to explore English books. As a non-native speaker the beginning was hard for me but I found that I loved the English language more than my native one.
Since my shelves are about to break underneath the weight of all the unread books I finally need to sort through them. Seriously. How can it be that there are so many unread books in my dragons cave?
I might be ignoring the simple fact that I love to re-read my favourite books instead reading new ones. So after taking a careful look without touching anything – we don’t want to risk me getting buried beneath hundreds of books, right? – I finally found my problem. I do own too many books I always wanted to read but ended up not reading. Still – thanks to my dragon-nature of hoarding books – I’m not ready to give them away because maybe I’m going to read them someday. So to help myself I decided to write down a list of those books – and figure out why I never read them. Still not sure if I can give them away, tho.
Well, as bookworms – or bookdragons, as I prefer to say – we all know those typical problems that come with having too many books. Okay, this one is a lie because one can never have too many books. All there is is not enough books! But what I actually want to say is – I am not the only one with those absolutely – more or less – ridiculous problems, right? You know the feel!
After joining #bookstagram a few months ago, I decided real fast that I needed a bigger space to share my love for books. I knew that I needed a blog where I could talk and rant about my feelings as well as share my emotions with other people around the world. WordPress seemed just fine to me and so I started to design a page that fulfilled my wishes. The procrastinator I am, I needed some time
(well, more like almost a year to be exact) before finally being able to build something I liked.