Friday, April 1, 2011

Day 17 - 30 Days of Truth

Day 17 - A book you've read that changed your views on something.

To be honest? Harry Potter changed my views on books. I judged that book by it's cover as a children's book and I was wrong. While it's no War and Peace or Anne Frank's Diary it's still taught me that, as our gradeschool teachers taught us, not to judge a book by it's cover. Reading this series has definitely changed my mind as to what makes a children's book. It's also changed my views on wanting to be a published author - It's something that I want to do now versus something that would be fun before.

I love books because they allow you to escape into a world that you visually create from words. You take someone else's vision, ie. Hogwarts, Hogsmeade...etc, and you put your spin on them. Yes, you have descriptions of how things look, or smell, and feel but there is still so much more that you can design. I love the power imagination holds. I love that you can read, hear...etc the same thing as someone else, but if you were asked to draw what you see in your mind when you read, hear that particular thing that you probably won't have the same answer as another person.

Random Fact: Hippo milk is pink.