Posts Tagged ‘Story’

So… when I started thinking about blogging, one of the first thing that I thought about was that I would start blogging under a different name. Mainly because I was feeling really hesitant about writing all this stuff that spills out of my head and what people who know me would think and if I’m honest…I was also a scaredy cat about it. This was not exactly something that I had ever done before. There is a certain freedom to blog under a different name. People who read it have no preconceived opinions about you and you can say things that you previously have felt shy about or thinking that others might laugh about. At least this is how I felt.

Lately I have started to re-evaluate my thinking regarding this subject. In the end of the day, if someone thinks that what I write about is stupid, laughable (in the bad sense of the word) or just plain boring..well, then they are entitled to their opinion and they don’t have to read what I write. Life is too short to worry about what everyone else thinks and as much as I would like it to be different, there will always be people who do not like what I have to say, who think what I say is stupid or just don’t like me as a person. I obviously hope that what I write is not totally horrid and that there are people out there that enjoy my silly rants about this and that but I blog for my sake as much as anything else. It somehow feels right to write down my thoughts even if it doesn’t always makes sense.

So, I guess I will just have to update my “About me” page now. I will still call this blog “Ivy Blaise’s Blog”, let’s just say that this will be my “alter ego” and considering that I have one of the most complicated names ever that no-one ever can spell or pronounce half the time ( will cover that rant in a separate blog entry I think), I think I will stick to “Ivy Blaise”. I have always liked the first name “Ivy” somehow and I took the name “Blaise” from an old tale about Merlin where Blaise was Merlin’s master and the one who wrote down Merlin’s deeds. I also have to confess that I am very fond of the comic “Modesty Blaise” since an early age. Ah well, I have never claimed to make sense.

So now to step two…update profile and see what happens after that. Am still a bit of a scaredy cat though… 🙂

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Staying awake most of the night just because I can’t put a book down – that is something that I have done countless times.

That feeling of becoming totally absorbed in a good story is something that I discovered at an early age. My parents read fairy tales to me from as long as I recall and I remember being impatient when it wasn’t told fast enough or for a long enough time. I wanted more. Once I learned how to read, then there was no end to it. I was at the school library as often as I could. I learned to read as fast as I could as I wanted to know what would happen in the story.  I would spend hours reading in bed, long after I was supposed to be asleep, as there was no way that I could go to sleep not knowing what would happen.

This is something that has continued throughout my life. I still get a great thrill from reading a new book and discovering that it is really good. The search for a good read can sometimes be frustrating. There are so many books out there and there is always a risk that you will be disappointed. Unless you strictly stick to one category that you know that you like, you will have to go by trial and error. It really is a very disappointing moment when you realize that the book that you are reading doesn’t do it for you. When you want to put it down, never to pick it up again.

I read a bit of everything and I like a bit of everything. Depending on my mood; I read romances, chick lit, adventure, drama, humor, horror, suspense, fantasy, comic books and through in a few biographies and fact-based books as well. The compelling event for me is if the story grips me, urges me to stay and read on.

There is something about how a good book can get you so drawn into the story and I will be forever grateful that there are authors out there that have this fantastic gift of writing these compelling tales. There are few things as satisfying as finding a book that pulls you into the story and keeps you there. Where you see everything in front of you, hear every sounds described and feel every emotion intended. It is magic.

Now where did I put that book again…?