I find it very fitting that I begin my days as a blogger with the famous quote “I have a dream today”, said by the one and only Martin Luther King over 53 years ago. King had an aspiration; a hope to end racism in the United States and he stood firmly that day, delivering an awe-inspiring speech, voicing out how he sees a future where there is no longer the “injustice” and “oppression” against his people. So like Mr. King I have a dream today; a dream that I would very much love to become a reality. I will not delve too much into of what that dream is about but I will say this; I have a dream that one day my words and writing will have an impact on lives and that with these words I would be able to place my mark on this world.
So listen up world, I HAVE A DREAM and that dream begins with the creation of this blog. This is my leap forward; not a step, but a leap. Steps are more meticulous and safe. This however is a giant leap forward, because I am not entirely sure this will even work out and a safe landing is not guaranteed. But I am going to take that chance because I have a dream. So like the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963 (offering up a bit of a history lesson), this blog becomes my “pledge”; proof of my promise that no matter what I will keep moving forward as to achieve my goals. At this point it does not even matter whether or not I land on my feet or fall flat on my face (although landing on my feet would be preferable); in both cases I would still be moving forward. “Turning back” is not an option.
So I am sure you are wondering why I chose to do a book blog (even if you are not I choose to believe that you are. Don’t rain on my parade). The answer is simple. I absolutely love reading and of course writing is definitely a passion of mine, but what I particularly love more than reading and writing is analyzing and criticizing a book. I could spend days and nights ranting about a book. I want to do reviews on the books that are at the top of the 2016 must read list; reviews on books that you might have never heard of and let us not forget those good old classics. To some this might not seem as interesting as it sounds. This blog might not be your cup of tea. This is mainly for the readers; the book enthusiasts; the book-worms; the word addicts. But if you are not a lover of books and still want to give this a chance then by all means do so.
Basically by starting this blog I am killing two birds with one stone; realizing my dream and doing what I love and to me there is nothing more fulfilling and satisfying than doing so. Well maybe apart from eating pizza. That would definitely rank first as the most fulfilling and satisfying thing to do. It is high time that these long nights of reading, that often turn into mornings, are put to good use. I hope to share my opinion with you all and that in some way it would influence your next read.
To finish off, since Christmas is right around the corner, I would like to wish you all, readers and non-readers, a happy Christmas and a joyous New Year.
“And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall march ahead. We cannot turn back.”