Before you judge me by the title, just hear me out and read along to discover whose world I am entering.
When I was younger, I ‘devour’ books. I was into self-help books before because I was a Psychology student way back in my college years. When I ventured into Early Childhood Development – my second career, I got into collecting and reading children’s storybooks. When I got married, my reading books took a backseat for a while. Now that I am more settled in my life, I decided I’ll get back to my love for reading again.
And so the book ‘Wicked‘ by Gregory Maguire was picked up. The world of Wicked Elphaba is the world I am entering. For those of you who are not familiar with her, she’s the Wicked Witch of the West came to be known in the Wizard of the Oz. This is a background story of her life and times.
I’m still less than half of the book yet. It’s a difficult read for there are lots of new words to hurdle. But I think I can manage figuring out what they mean through context. I got the overview of the story through my sister who actually owns the book. We were not fortunate enough to watch the musical play when it staged here in Manila. But reading the book is just fine with me.
Let’s see where this will take me. I mean reading about the life and times of the Wicked Witch of the West. Who knows this might lead me to venturing into and revisiting the Wizard of the Oz afterwards.
I wanna challenge myself to read classic books again. I think I’m loving fiction books now. They take me to places I’ve never been and sets my mind to imagining things I wouldn’t have thought of in the real life.
So whatever season of life I may be in right now, it will always remain true that I love books and the world where they take me! 🙂