After a Separation

I missed reading fantasy.

Don’t get me wrong. I enjoyed reading Jane Austen more than I can say. I adored the snide remarks and hidden humor and the endless subtle sarcasm that permeates her language and her characters. I adored the descriptions of situations and the way she mocked them so thoroughly without ever once denouncing them obviously. I love reading books about the real world, with characters that were believable and made sense and in whose shoes I could put myself.

But the rapture, the utter ecstasy of losing oneself in a world so extremely foreign from one’s own – that is something I will never be able to give up. Letting my mind run rampant in forests, encircle itself with magic, leap up on horses and grapple with an enemy – all those things I let myself get immersed in as I delve into the latest installment of whichever fantasy novel I’m reading; those things bring magic into my life.

I really, truly, missed reading fantasy.


3 thoughts on “After a Separation

  1. So if you “missed” it, does that mean your now reading one? What?? Me, myself, I’m not into that kind of reading. I just never got into it. Do you know with all the reading I do, I have never read even one Harry Potter book?? I feel like a freak!!!!

  2. chloe says:

    naww iā€™m glad to hear someone is happily in love : )
    thankyou for the nice comment, coming from someone who writes awesomely, i take it as a great compliment

    i love reading, i like escaping from my desk/work for 40 minutes into my book every monday – friday
    which book are you reading(?)

  3. @Joy – Aw, it’s alright, I forgive you for not reading the Harry Potter books :P. Though they actually ARE good, so if you’re feeling adventurous, I suggest you read them.

    @Joy and Chloe – the book I’m currently reading is called “Witch” and is the sequel to “Warrior”. Both books are by Marie Brennen and they’re excellent.

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