Encyclopedias – A Window into My Passions

What is an encyclopedia?  Is it just a collection of knowledge?  Sure, it is that.  But it’s also something that can tell you about my passions.

You see, when I was a child, I loved to read.  And what I read the most were encyclopedias.  Even at the age of seven, there wasn’t anything I loved reading more than an encyclopedia.  I looked at everything, though I particularly enjoyed the entries on science, countries, geography, and history.  Doesn’t exactly sound like a seven year old, does it?  Well, this fascination with knowledge extended throughout my life up to today.  I find myself losing track of time reading Wikipedia, looking up various facts, tracing back some country’s royalty’s genealogy, reading about the changes in the boundaries of the Roman Empire, looking deeper into the evolution of dinosaurs into birds, and so on.

My passion for knowledge and especially science led me to becoming the science nerd in my school.  I loved physics, chemistry, and biology.  I excelled in all of the sciences, which made it particularly difficult to choose a major when I went to university.  I had a choice of physics and astronomy or palaeontology and geology.  I went with the planets rather than our planet.  I did take a couple courses in geology, though.  I now write about space through science fiction, another passion of mine.  It seems that everything leads back to books.  And I want to share my passion for knowledge and writing with you.

I will work hard on my books, and I want to make them enjoyable, dramatic, and realistic.  And on this blog, I want to share with you knowledge about science, geography, and history, as well as the writing process, and my passion for reading.  I’ll be getting back to work on the Encyclopedia Entries, focusing on space, geology, biology, and geography.

You see, I read encyclopedias for fun, and I hope you’ll enjoy a taste of that.

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5 thoughts on “Encyclopedias – A Window into My Passions”

  1. i did that too, my dad had a set of encyclopedia which a stupid sibling of mine destroyed but before that I loved reading about everything! Whenever I read something interesting I used to dig in the encyclopedias, these days i turn to google, the only prob is the knowledge on ency was far more reliable and “elaborate”

    1. Nothing worse than having a great set of books and someone destroys them. My set of encyclopedias was given to me when I was 7 years old from my grandparents. It was from the 1960s, 20 years out of date, but still had very relevant information, and I thought it was fascinating. Unfortunately, my grandfather forgot it had been given to me, and had given the set to my cousin in his will 11 years later.

  2. Ahh I so understand! I’m often losing track of time on Wikipedia. Google one thing, find other, and another.. There’s nothing better than discovering all of these fantastic topics, though, be it science, history, or whatever else. I think I will enjoy reading what you’ve written here. 🙂

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