Le Petit Prince
I believe it is safe to say that one of my favorite books of all time is The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. I can’t exactly pinpoint the things that I like about the book. Perhaps it is the context of the books. Perhaps it is the concept. Maybe it’s the book design. It could also be the life lessons the book is trying to partake to it’s readers. Or maybe, all of these factors combined. But one thing is for sure, everytime the book comes into my mind, I can’t help but want to re-read it again.
Required Reading List
I was introduced to the book during my stay in highschool. If I remember it right, it was introduced to us during our second year in highschool. It was part of our required reading list for our English classes. That along with Animal Farm by George Orwell and Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. They weren’t given all at once though. They were given to us gradually and progressively from our second year up to our fourth year in highschool.
At that time, I didn’t really pay attention to the book that much. I’m sorry to my English teacher at that time. Maybe it was out of being young and immature that I could really care less about the lessons the book is trying to partake.
Honestly, I think I only read it because it was a required reading for our class in English. It didn’t leave a last impact on me. But though it didn’t imprint a lasting impact in my mind, one line from the book stayed with me through the years, especially after encountering it again in the form of a quotation. That line was: “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
Words Of Wisdom
It was only after I discover my love for reading that I started to really appreciate the book. The best way to describe it is that it’s a book full of wisdom disguised as a children’s story. I will talk about them in detail in the articles to come. For now, I hope it will help you reconsider your reading habits. For those who don’t like to read, I hope you will change your mind after reading these articles and see that reading can actually change someone’s life. Especially if you read the ‘right’ books.
Okay that’s it for now, thank you for reading this entry. I hope you got something of out of it. Something valuable. Something that you can apply in your own life. If you would like to add something that you feel would be of great help to the other readers. Feel free to do so by dropping a comment down below. I and (I presume) the other readers would love to hear from you. Again, thank you for reading this entry. Cheers! Till next time!😊👋
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