Cynthia’s hobbies

Hello Everybody! It’s definitely hard for me to pick just a couple hobbies but if I had to pick two I would pick reading and running. They’re two very different things but personally, they’re two of my favourite hobbies.
I love reading and I have ever since I can remember. When I was little my mom and grandparents would always read to me and eventually I began reading to myself. One of the main reasons I love to read is because of the visualization that comes with a good book. I find that there are so many different ways you can imagine a character or a certain scene in any book so the book ends up always being unique to the reader. I also think reading throws you into certain situation where you would never find yourself in and it allows you to experience these situations in your own way. My favourite genre of books are fantasies but I also like dystopian. The first book series that I can remember reading and absolutely loving was the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling. However if I had to pick one book that was my favourite, I would chose a book called “children of blood and bone” by Toni Adeyemi. I only just read this book this summer but I loved it and I would definitely recommend it! I read basically everyday if I have a good book. Although I don’t do it often my favourite place to read is outside. Reading has become not just a pastime but something I really love to do.

For my second hobby I chose running. I play soccer and field hockey outside of school on club teams and there is a lot of running in those sports however I also like to just go for a run in my free time. Although I don’t go for a runs as much as I would like to, when I can get into a rhythm or when I decide at the end of my run that I just want to sprint to the end that’s when I find it super enjoyable. After a run I feel extra motivated for the rest of the day. I like to run outside preferably not on concrete. I also don’t usually listen to music when I run and I just focus on the various sounds around me. When I run during a sport it’s just as, if not more enjoyable. I get so wrapped up in that moment of the game that I feel like i’m running a thousand miles a minute! It may not be the hobby for everybody but for me, running is a great one.

4 Replies to “Cynthia’s hobbies”

  1. Hi Cynthia!

    Although I did not discuss it in my hobbies, reading is actually one of my favourite hobbies too. In fact, the way you described reading and your ability to picture the scene and be immersed in a different world is exactly how I feel when I read a book too! Like you, I also enjoy fantasies and dystopian novels. It’s funny you mention “Children on Blood and Bone” by Toni Adeyemi is your favourite book, because that book is on the top of my “what to read next” list!! I was wondering, have you heard of the app called Goodreads? It allows you to keep track of the books you’ve read, record books you want to read, read book reviews, and find new books! It’s really good, and I highly suggest you check it out!
    My all time FAVOURITE book series at the moment is the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. It is a fantasy series and if you haven’t read it I HIGHLY recommend you do since you enjoy fantasy. Trust me when I say you will love it. Maybe we can chat about it further if you plan to read it. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing your hobbies with us!

    – Madison Ciulla

    • cynthiaquinn
      on December 6, 2019 at 1:35 am said:Edit
      Hi Madison!
      Thank you for the comment:) that’s so funny that the book is on the top of your reading list! I’m sure you’ll enjoy it and the second book in the series just came out too! No, I haven’t heard of that app before but I am definitely going to look into that! It sounds very cool because I often find myself seeing a book that I want to read and then forgetting about it before I get a chance to get it. So hopefully, it’ll help me be a bit more organized! I had never heard of the throne of glass series before. But it does sound very interesting so I will definitely give it a try after I’m done reading the book I’m on now.

      • Cynthia Quinn
        on December 6, 2019 at 1:50 am said:
        Also, if you’re having trouble finding the book, I have it and I can lend it to you:)
        Thank again!

        • Madison Ciulla
          on December 6, 2019 at 6:32 am said:
          Thank you so much Cynthia!

          I am really looking forward to the Christmas break because then I can read a bunch of books! Right now I am super busy and it’s so hard to find the time to enjoy reading.

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