This week, while having a discussion about Percy Jackson, I

This week, while having a discussion about Percy Jackson, I

12/30/2021, 6:40:09 PM
This week, while having a discussion about Percy Jackson, I had the thought that even though I have had an interest in Greek Mythology since I was a kid, it was really when I started reading the Percy Jackson books that I began to really commit each God and their power to memory. And it got me thinking of all the things that I have learned, or that have been made easier to learn, through books/fiction. . So today I wanted to share a few things I’ve learned from books and hear about some of yours. . 📚 I am the protagonist of my own story. Every time I find myself up against a problem that makes me want to admit defeat, I think of how lame my story would be if I just gave up. And some times pretending that someone is bored out of their mind by reading my life story is the small push I need to get back up and do something. (Heaven knows how boring it would be to read 30 pages of me lying in my bed with my thoughts of defeat.) . 📚 Don’t be that person that takes everything for face value. Not everything is as it seems. Take the deep breath and, in whatever tone the situation warrants, get the explanation instead of storming out. Or give that person the benefit of the doubt. Or treat everyone like a serial killer and you’ll live to see another day. . 📚 Basically what I’m saying is that by reading hundreds of stories about hundreds of different situations and people, in a way, I’ve been able to learn from the mistakes of fictional characters about real life situations and not repeat them. You’ll never catch me falling for a vampire. *fools* . 📚 Whether by historical fiction, or through one comment or another in a story that makes me think “is that true?”, books have often sent me down the rabbit hole of interesting research to learn many interesting real facts about history and general knowledge. . 📚 How much Latin do we all know now just because of Harry Potter spells… . 📚 The correct way to roll pie crust. (Seriously, thank you Louise Miller) . 📚So much hope! Hope that magic is real, hope that the stories are true, hope that there are better days or grander adventures. . What are some of yours?

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