Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Books are a Uniquely Portable Magic
“Books are a uniquely portable magic” – Stephen King
Think so readers and writers? He does. So do I.
I don’t think there could be much of a debate about that statement. Any avid reader can tell you the same. Books, whether they be the ‘old-fashioned’ print book you tote along with you on the subway, plane, bus or doctor’s office, or an electronic reader that you can tote to the same places, they’re like portable worlds.
They’re a place where you can lose yourself for a few minutes or a few hours in a world not at all like the one you live in every day. Fine literature, Thrillers, Science Fiction, Western, Romance or some hybrid genre – it doesn’t matter. There’s magic in the well- written book that draws the reader in for a new and exciting adventure.
Reading only adds to our own world. Feel sympathy for those who don’t venture between the covers of a book for they don’t know what they’re missing.
Fiction entertains and enlightens. Non-fiction informs and educates. If those two things are a type of magic, I don’t know what is.
So thank you Mr. King for that simple and basic truth.
Now go adventuring – reading or writing or both. You never know what you’ll discover or what world you might be drawn into.
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