It is like visiting an old friend.
Books and reading...is there anything nicer ? Novels have a portal of sorts. Usually after a few pages that portal appears, opens up and pulls you in.
It becomes a case of never wanting to put it down. Days are scoured for spare time and spouses are forgotten. Or at times you transform your spouse into a copy of the hero you are reading about.
Mentally I have seen Bob in many guises :
- Swashbuckling Bob
- Pious Bob
- Karate Bob
- Historical Bob
- and my personal favourite...Spy / Cop Bob.
Both of us love to read. So you can imagine the mental role playing that happens in our house ! One of the genres he likes is Fantasy / Sci Fi. Oh dear, I can picture myself from his point of view - pointed ears, longer nose and mind reading capabilities.
Just about the only things we sent over when we moved here, was our collection of books. Treasures rather. Yesterday, I pulled a Quintin Jardine ( Amazon.com: Quintin Jardine ) book from the shelve and wow, the portal opened on page 2.
By the way, where do you read your novels ? Sitting in a comfortable chair, supine on a couch or in your bed ?