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My little book of dreams

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JohnR

I have always wanted to write. From the day I first started reading I was hooked. When I was a child and Harry Potter came out I found an obsession that I couldn't get rid of. In those books was everything from magical castles and wizards to heartbreak and love. Every fantastic and wonderful thing and all of them created by bits of ink on a page.

The problem is I am not a very good writer. Everywhere I go I have my little black book. It has no marks on it and it looks very plain. However, my book is my little book of dreams. It started as somewhere to write down all of the crazy experiences I have had before or when an idea popped into my head in a dream. They would all get written into my little book.

Now I bring it everywhere with me. It is more important to me than my mobile phone or my wallet. It is full of random thoughts or what the world is like. The world, by the way, is full of strange things and incredible people. Every day has something unique and weird just waiting to be discovered a little bit further down the road.

My book is amazing because it lets me capture all of those tiny things and capture them before they can float away. So far it has the start of a fantasy novel, the ending of a love play, and poetry I have written in different languages.

I never thought I would ever write poetry in Spanish! It is crazy!

For me, this book is more than just a lot of words on paper. It is one million different possible stories, in thousands of different worlds and made up of a hundred different fragmented thoughts. It is my special possession.

Discussion

What is your special possession? What book made you love reading?

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catastrophe 1 July, 2017 - 10:38

I have a great diary in possession. Well, it isn't just a diary of entries. I just scribble whatever I want. Doodles, remainders, silly ideas, all goes inside my diary. And... What book got me interested in reading? Manga magazines translated into English. Yeah, it's true. Those were one of the first books I read, including other comics like Tinkle, Magic Pot, and other magazines for kids. And, geez, I'm not so sure, my mum said I started reading when I was two. But the novel that got me so hooked to reading is Matilda. Hats off to Roald dahl!!! :)))

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anime_lover 4 October, 2015 - 14:51

i started to love reading from when i read Roald Dahl's books...i really enjoyed them.:))))

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iva10 19 August, 2015 - 13:51

My diarest book possesion is Oliver Tvist.It's realy sad but i like that kind of book.I even started writting my own.It's called ,,My friend''.

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Ken 25 November, 2015 - 14:16

I read it, and watched it on TV as well. Oliver's adventure!
By the way, are you writing a story about your friend? Seriously?
Well, it might be interesting to write about my friend as well and share the stories later…
What do you think, iva?? But first I'd like to read your story though.
ヽ(´ー`)ノ

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hadia 19 August, 2015 - 17:49

Hi iva10! I have also read it! It's very nice book! and I wish you a good luck in writing your best book "My Friend"......:))))))

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Ken 14 June, 2015 - 17:46

Hi Saionji, can I just ask you a simple question? Don't you keep a diary every day…?? ^_^
Well..., in my case, between you and me, I would keep my diary in the dummy desk drawer(!). I was good at hiding stuff away and finding the lost or hidden things. Think about it, the drawer itself was a secret place, so it never happened that I forgot my secret (double secretes)! But indeed, it was resourceful of you to write in the opposite side!
Oh, it reminded me when I was younger, I secretly hided my will in the top shelf of my room! Of course, I threw it away after a while. Hey, Saionji, I'm curious to know... what kind of things did you keep diary except school stuff??

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Saionji 15 June, 2015 - 10:06

Hi ken ,
Although I don't let anyone to see my diary , I'm still thinking that it's better to show it to my father , because my father is my friend too , but I'm kind of ..scared to do that, do you think that I should show it to him ?because I don't like to have secrets between me and dad
well.. I write about what new songs I've learned to play in the piano and I just.... you know ,my diary diary is my friend "and I gave it a name!" so I write in it exactly as I'm talking to a friend and telling him\her what happened on that day ,so it depends on the day !

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Ken 16 June, 2015 - 09:05

Hi Saionji,
It's an interesting idea, maybe your dad will be delighted to know more about you which he cares a lot in his heart….only if you make sure not to get him mad or down(!) You know, I like my girlfriend just the way she is, so I'd like to see her diary instead of mine! I'm honest to a fault…., then I sometimes feel 'I don't wanna hurt any more…' Do you ever feel like that, Saionji??
Well, I like the way you try to build a true relationship with your dad and it seems to me that he's like a sort of 'Master Jervie' in "Daddy Long Legs"! It's a lovely story, isn't it?!

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Saionji 16 June, 2015 - 10:22

Hey ken ,
yes! I got that feeling , when you are afraid to hurt your loved ones, isn't it like this?
well.... I've not read this story you're talking about but I'm gonna do , it seems interesting.

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Ken 16 June, 2015 - 11:18

Oops, sorry for my typo! I mean... 'I don't want to BE hurt any more!' I think i always try to make sure not to hurt my loved ones. What do you think, Saionji?? Do you ever feel like this?? You look a very positive girl! Terrific! (o^^o)

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Saionji 16 June, 2015 - 14:02

Well....I can't remember that I felt like that, and I don't think that someone'll hurt me ,everyone is very polite and kind with me . (If you get hurt by someone try to find excuses for them . For example if adult said a word that makes you feel sad, keep telling yourself that one day you'll get the benefit ) that'll make you feel much more better!

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Ken 18 June, 2015 - 09:44

Good for you, Saionji!
Will you tell me more about 'try to find excuses for them' and 'get the benefit'?? For example, what kind of benefits will I be able to expect when I get hurt….? Does it mean 'take things rough' ??
(;´༎ຶД༎ຶ`)

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Saionji 21 June, 2015 - 12:07

Hi Ken,
What I mean is " if adults said a hurtful word , they are doing this for you, that means you made a mistake so when you know your mistake you'll never repeat it , and this is the benefit

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NATALYY 1 June, 2015 - 14:37

"What book made you love reading?"
-There is no special book...It's simple- I love reading since I have learnt to read.

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Ken 31 May, 2015 - 06:36

And what book made me love reading? - Well, I read the right book to be reading at any given time!

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