A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.William Styron
Has this ever happened to you?
Ben brought my mail in to me at my desk late yesterday afternoon, and in a haze of distraction and fatigue I opened it, just before I intended to go and make dinner.
One of the packages had a book inside.
I withdrew the book, and smoothed out the padded envelope so we could use it again. Then, without really thinking, I flipped open the front cover.
Hours later, Ben came looking for me. He was hungry, and I’d promised a dinner that never came. By this stage I had migrated upstairs to bed, because it was cold and rainy, and because I had become engrossed in the story.
I don’t know what Ben ate for tea. Leftovers, I think.
I nibbled some toast, and drank some tea, and that was enough, because I was filled up with story. I read until I fell asleep.
I’ll finish the book today.
Isn’t it wonderful to lose yourself in a book!
Love, hugs and magical adventures in story land, Nicole xx