I love to read. Always have. It’s a little vacation that requires no luggage, no driving, no flying, no stressful packing and unpacking within certain weight limits. It’s purely mental. A trip inside your own mind, where all the world may lie at your feet in seconds, take you far beneath the sea, soar above the clouds, travel to distant places or even some that don’t exist. Yet.
Even when we were little, Dr Seuss gave a tiny, early glimpse of what we could do if only we are open to the opportunity when he wrote “Oh the Places You Will Go!” And we spent the rest of our lives finding the answer to that question.
Where did you end up? Was it where you’d hoped to go or somewhere else that was a surprise, a shock, a disappointment? Did you take that road less traveled or one well rutted by time and travelers before you?
So with World Book Day here, let’s think about the places you will go within the covers of a book or on the screen of an eReader device. A ‘thumping, good read’. One that’s transforming. One that’s informative, one that excites you, intrigues you, makes you think. Keeps you awake all night flipping the page to see what happens next. Where do you want to go? What type of reading do you like to do when the day is rainy, cool, and thoroughly a misery outside?
I’ll confess to you now, while I love to collect as many textbooks as I can on math & science, a day like today brings out the lazy brain side of me. I like a cozy read, or book with a twist, one that’s by some author no one’s heard of yet. I delved deeply into the listings in Amazon, scored a series, Wisteria Witches by Angela Pepper on this occasion. The two primary characters are like a cross between Gilmore Girls and a Stephanie Plum adventure.
The humor is sharp, sarcastic, thoroughly enrapturing to read while the story line is fun, just enough adventure to keep you turning the page into the wee hours of the night/morning. I’m currently on the third book in the series, Wisteria Wonders. I started the series only about 4-5 days ago, which is indicative of how engrossed I’ve become in this series. (Ask the guys at the auto service department how many times they called my name before finally walking over and tapping me on the shoulder to tell me my car was finished!) I’ve laughed out loud at many of the things said and thought of in each book and now with the fourth in the series coming out in July, the fun continues.
So tell me all the places you will go on World Book Day. I’m happily residing in Wisteria where no one ever gains weight from a diet of doughnuts and cupcakes and wishing I could find this magical place. Meanwhile, I’d love to know where you are in your reading adventures.