If you are one of those kids from the nineties, you probably have seen my favorite movie of all-times, Matilda, an adaptation of the book written by Roald Dahl. This is one of those things that have shaped my character and which has led me to love the same thing Matilda did: books.
If you don’t remember the movie, there is a particular scene in the beginning that shows Matilda going to the library all by herself and coming back home with a bunch of borrowed books in a little cart…
That, my friends, made such a huge impact in my life that I ended up finishing a master’s degree in theory and history of literature last year. However, the thing that I wanted to talk to you about is not actually the movie, but one thing that was essential to Matilda and her development: libraries.
Nowadays, I trully feel that people are forgetting about the joys of having a library or a subscription due to the constant development of our technologies. That is no problem at all, in reality it is also important to the libraries, which today count on the support of online platforms to help the search of new books and events nearby.
What bothers me is that people forget that libraries can be such a lovely place to go and relax… Folks, there’s nothing better than the smell of books surrounding you, at least for a book lover like me. Borrowing books is also a great deal to your pockets: it helps you to save money AND space in your shelves (atm I have no space whatsoever to shelter more books in my room, although I would love to acquire some more).
Going to the library also gives you the chance to discover some new titles to read while you browse through all of the shelves – actually, this is one of my favorite activities to do since college years… It was and continues to be a place that comforts my soul for its silence, smells and cosy armchairs.
Anyway, I guess this post is just a reminder for those of you who are reading this post to check out the nearest library in your town, if you are in need of some time off – it is a wonderful place, whatever the size of it or the amount of books in the records.
Lots of love,