Visiting other worlds, through books
My book might be something new or I might decide to revisit an old favourite. Once I enter into my book I become a wanderer in other worlds, meeting people from distant places and distant times.
With Conrad I roam the China Seas on board a nineteenth century steam ship. With Jane Austen I let Captain take my arm and escort me through the genteel drawing rooms of Georgian England. A borrowed Amy Tan guides me across modern Asia on the ancient Silk Road.
Snug in my armchair, I hear my phone twitter but I’m too absorbed in my book to bother checking who’s posted what on Facebook. Totally absorbed and totally happy.