When we were children, many of us asked our parents a thousand questions a day, genuinely eager to learn more & curious about what is around us. When there are trips to science museums or book club days at elementary schools, many children enthusiastically look forward to these simple yet amazing delights. The reason why I still visit public libraries for personal interest is because I love what I’ve found there growing up, and it has influenced me greatly. It started with my mother taking me to the public library often, & within the children’s section I was introduced to books like The Magic School Bus: Lost in The Solar System and Here in Space by David Milgrim. I believe educational books like these helped me become fascinated with astronomy & complex matters relating to space and time. Presently, I love books such as Space Atlas: Mapping The Universe & Beyond, Final Frontier by Brian Clegg, and physicist Michio Kauku’s books because they are amazing to me. Captivating books like the ones mentioned inspires me to ask even more questions due to passionate curiosity, & think of all the endless possibilities that have yet to be discovered. Unfortunately, often times a child’s curiosity and eagerness to extensively explore a variety of different subject matters can decrease. Many blame school systems’ educational curriculum, but learning is a process that never really ends. Of course, we may not find all of the truths of life and answers to questions that are surrounded in mystery…but there are valuable sources available to us for a variety of different topics if we are genuinely interested. I encourage us all to continue having a curious child-like fascination and to inquire more. Our whole lives are an educational opportunity, and it should not be limited. Let’s keep going to our city’s museums, supporting our libraries that are sometimes in threat of closing, reading daily, and exploring different topics beyond just the surface. As children, we are so eager to learn more and even what is considered ”simple” makes us want to discover why/how. So, as we continue on our educational journey (life)… let’s keep that same pure fascination/interest!
I cannot fully express in words just how much I love reading & why….but here it goes. I am so thankful that my mother took me to the library to check out books weekly when I was little because now , I consider that a treasured hobby. Matter of fact, I still have an active public library card that I use for non-school related reasons as well because I have found some great reads there. I use to read mostly fantasy books, but now I also read a lot of non-fiction as well. I am interested in all kinds of topics ranging from history of all sorts, science, to biographies. If I really want to gain a lot of different interesting knowledge within one power book…then I read from encyclopedias. Lately, I have been in to a lot of science books, so Michio Kaku is one of my latest favorite authors. I don’t know why I haven’t did any blog entries about books yet, but I feel obligated to now. Reading is a mind treasure because it can really enhance you mentally & the right book can make you get lost inside it’s pages, intriguing you. If I had to choose between having my phone all day or a great book, than I would choose the book. Not to mention, when you read books on interesting topics, you open your mind up to knowing so much more. For an example, I love conversing about different topics & reading different kinds of books can help you have more amazing conversations. I always choose a different topic or person that I am into at the time & then start reading about it. For an example, recently I read Rat Pack Confidential by Shawn Levy, Physics Of The Future by Michio Kaku, Dracula by Bram Stoker, and Space Atlas: Mapping The Universe & Beyond by James Trefil. I prefer having the physical copies of books rather than an ebook because I like to collect hardback versions of my favorites. I encourage people to still pick up a book and let your mind discover new adventures and page-turners. It is most definitely worth it.