The entrance leads up to several tables topped with computers; following that are several library workers standing behind a long, dark brown counter. To the right of the building there are wooden chairs tucked into several wooden tables. I look to my left and see shelves upon shelves filled with hundreds of books. I walk eagerly to the shelves, hoping to find at least one book that I’ll like. After fifteen minutes of searching I end up with two books in my hand. I really found at least twenty, but my dad told me to pick two for now.
My sister and I brought our books to the check-out counter, where we were greeted by an older lady. I studied her...
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...y it again? I unlocked my white iPhone 5s and pressed on the iBooks icon, I remember seeing this app when I first got the phone. I downloaded a few free books and read them all. Before I knew it I had purchased and read almost 100 books. I can’t believe I forgot how invested I get into the stories. Reading helped me relieve stress, forget about my problems, and keep me entertained for hours. I continued to read novels throughout the rest of high school.
After graduation, I moved back in with my dad, obtained a job, and started college. Occasionally, my dad and I still go to the library together, as I remain an avid reader. I feel fortunate that something as simple as reading a book could make me feel ten times better. For those who are unhappy, stressed, or even just bored should reflect on what made them content in the past; or possibly try reading as an escape.
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