There is something so all-consuming about a good novel that I absolutely cannot resist. The way you feel a special connection to your characters, almost feeling what they feel. The way you become absorbed into their world, mindlessly living in two places at once. The way you don't want to exit this new book-fantasy place so you stay up way later than you should, madly flipping pages until your eyes start to get tired of consuming all the words and meanings. The way a book can actually change you and influence you, whether good or bad.
And while on the topic of books, I was reading one of my favorite blogs today Thoughts from the girl next door and found out that The Hunger Games is being turned into a movie with Josh Hutcherson as Peeta and Liam Hemsworth as Gale. Oh, my my my! I started flipping out and running and screaming. Needless to say, I'm excited :)
What are some of your favorite books? Books that left you inspired or wanting more? Books that sent you into alien-mode where you weren't fully in, that is to say, reality? I would love to hear your favorites!
So, enjoy this photo as I go back to my dreamland and finish my cheese, ham, and potatoes.
Wouldn't it be just perfect to have a room in your house as a library? A collection of novels on various topics and lengths? I think so!