Books Are Like Mirrors

I found this quote in a book I recently finished reading. 

“Books are like mirrors: you only see in them what you have inside you.”

A good friend told me the other week that he hadn’t read a book since school. There are some figures I found that claim the percentage of people reading books is decreasing. This may be linked to the increase in Audiobooks, podcasts and forms of reading media online, but for me it is quite a sad fact. There is beauty in a good book. Everyone has their own definition of a “good book”, but I want to learn something from what I read. 

Each book is a story. Whether fact or fiction, there is a story in there. We are storytellers as people and our lives are the stories we tell ourselves.

What is the story inside of you?


The Shadow of the Wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafón