Book Musings

Why reading a Graphic novel reaffirmed my love of reading!

This month I wanted to continue with the Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger. It’s one of those stories where I loved the first novel, desperately wanted to read the next one, but never found time or just forgot.

I made it a mission to read the second book in the series called changeless, but to keep up with the world I read the Graphic novel of the first book Soulless.

I have never read a Graphic novel. I felt that I had enough books to read without graphic novels to consume my time. But I was curious enough to see the characters from the novel I loved come to manga form.

It took a while for me to understand the concept of ‘ktmp’ that appeared over scenes, but I finally worked out that these were sound effects.

Next thing I knew I was reading the novel out loud in voices, like I was reading a book to a child.

The whole experience filled me with a sense of fun and joy that I realised that I lacked when recently when reading.

I have been so consumed with completing reading monthly and yearly reading goals, that I had forgotten why I read in the first place.. because it’s fun, and disappearing into worlds for an hour or two give me pleasure, like no other.

So whilst I think I will keep having a reading goal for the year, I’m not going to worry too much and just read in the moment.