“Hid by the garret’s dust, and lost
Amid the cobwebs wreathed above,
They lie, these volumes that have cost
Such weeks of hope and waste of love.”
– Forgotten books
There are so many ‘over-rated’ books lying in a crossword that can disappoint you and there are ‘under-rated’ books in second-hand bookstores that can do magic for us.
I have experienced this when buying books from a bookstore was a thing and I came across so many gems. Those ‘under-hyped’ books had a unique composition that never failed to make my heart flutter.
I usually ponder upon the thought, that there might be so many geniuses existing around the world right now, who aren’t appreciated and rewarded just because they don’t have a marketing budget! It disappoints me to see genius go unrewarded.
Give a chance to books that are not so well known and which are not much appreciated. Leave one encouraging word for an artist that’s making another inspiring work of a lifetime. That’s all.
I know that some stories may even disappoint you, but to meet that one perfect story you will have to live through many disappointing one’s. It will be worth it.