Read and Learn

Daily Prompt: Bedtime Stories
by michelle w. on March 21, 2013

What was your favorite book as a child? Did it influence the person you are now?

As far as my mind can take me back to my childhood days, I remembered so well the very first book I used to read back when I was learning to comprehend the English language. I’m not a native English speaker, that’s why most of the times I struggled in composing my posts. Going back to the main topic, the book was a series of Bible Stories written in volume. It’s the Tell it Again Bible Story Series.

I’m grateful that I was raised by parents who infused us, their children with religious aspect in life. I remembered how I and my 2 older brothers used to read it and shared it with our friends from the neighborhood who used to sneak in our house for some recreations. The books are filled with colorful illustrations and easy to understand contents which best suits to young children like we were before. And it was from this book that I basically came to understand the will of God and how to accept it wholeheartedly.

That learning was instilled deeply in mind and in life. As a matter of fact, I have fully understood that life’s existence is the will of God and no matter what comes along life’s journey will always be God’s disposal. And as only a human being, I took it straightforwardly and spearheaded. I don’t even took it as a challenge since I know God only gives me enough to bear. For I believed that God knows me and my capacity very well. He doesn’t challenge us, He only gives what’s right and deserving for us.

He gives me enough laughter to brighten up my day. Enough tears to clear my eyes from obstacles on my way. Enough pain to give myself lessons. Enough blessings to share some of it to those who have less in life. Enough love to understand and let go of pride. But most of all, enough of everything to make my life inspired and complete. Not to mention my loved ones, family and the apples of my eyes, my kids – my bliss.

How amazing and wondrous the gift and power of reading books can give and make ones life. I’m thankful that my parents inspired us to read and introduce us to this kind of endeavor. True to what this quote says, “The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it. ~James Bryce

 Aside from textbooks, these are books that I used to read when I was in grade school. I was having a hard time to understand, after I reached coed and reread it then I have come to fully understand the contents. I considered reading books from other religion too. Curiosity sometimes gets the better of me. :-)

Aside from textbooks, these are some of the books that I used to read when I was in grade school. I was having a hard time to comprehend since the language were too deep for me then.After I reached college, I reread it and I had came to fully understand the contents. I considered reading books from other religion too. Curiosity sometimes gets the better of me. 🙂

These are some of the novels I read during high school. I had a several collection of the Sweet Valley High Series but I only got one left after being borrowed by classmates. The Chronicles of Corum and The Black Unicorn are some of the novels given by tourists to my father who was then working in a famous beach resort.

These are some of the novels I read during high school. I had several collections of the Sweet Valley High Series, unfortunately I only got one left. It’s the special edition of Elizabeth’s Secret Diary. It’s from this novel where I was inspired to have my own diary. The Chronicles of Corum and The Black Unicorn were some of the novels given by tourists to my father who was then working in a famous beach resort.


When I was in coed, I switched to a more advance genre of fictions. I was addicted to Sidney Sheldon and John Grisham. I spent most of my time in the library borrowing works of them. Sometimes when I got spare money I look around for cheap bookstores and find good bargain novels. I was lucky to find some of Sheldon's since they are rare in bargain stores. Lucky e me! :-)

When I was a coed, I switched to a more advance genre of fictions. I was addicted to Sidney Sheldon and John Grisham. I spent most of my times in the library borrowing works of them. Sometimes when I got spare money I looked around for cheap bookstores and searched for good bargain novels. I was lucky enough to find some of Sheldon’s, since they are rare in bargain stores. Lucky me! 🙂

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8 Comments

  1. ARK

    Book lovers are the best ones in this world to be with

    • And the one who appreciates book lovers is the best person in this world to know. Thanks for visiting my blog. 😉

      • ARK

        awww thats so sweet of you Jannece. You are most most welcome

      • and for that, you are deserving of my presence in your blog. 😉 it’s nice to learn that you are passionate about everything in life since my blog is also just about anything. 🙂

      • ARK

        wow that’s really such a co-incidence. Thanks a lot for sparing some time reading my blog. I am passionate about everything in life because God has given us only 1 lifetime… so explore as much as you can…. what say Jannece?

      • I agree with you on that…as a matter of fact right now i’m enjoying my whole life exploring about motherhood, the cyberworld and anything life has to offer.

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