Why I Love Fiction

Feed Me Fiction!

Life is brutal. Life is a lesson with little to no instruction. It’s a game without any practices. It’s an endless span of emotions. You’re happy, or sad, or bored, or excited, or angry, or ? You’re always feeling something; exhaustion, hurried, over-whelmed, under-whelmed, complacent, and the list goes on and on. The average person gets some degree of education, gets a job, a family, a mortgage, and occasionally a decent vacation. Sound familiar?

For me, fiction is a mini vacation every time I can pick up a book. And for me, a true vacation isn’t a stay-cation, it’s a complete break from my reality. So when I pick up a book, I want to be transported away from mortgages, and car payments, friend drama, and family obligations. I want a world completely different from the one I created for myself.

And that leads me to fantasy & science fiction. I choose books for entertainment, so I am completely O.K. with vampires, werewolves, witches, and magic. I have gotten totally addicted to some fun supernatural romance series, and I could totally see myself falling for one of their super sexy supernatural beings! For me, a vampire or werewolf would be a vast improvement over the mortal men I’ve been involved with. Sad, but true!

So when people roll their eyes when they get a glimpse of my current book cover or title, I just shrug, and kinda feel sorry them. Reading a good fantasy is like being a kid again. It’s a chance to suspend my beliefs, let my imagination run wild, and willingly accept the story the author is sharing with me. Much like believing in Santa Clause and the Tooth Fairy. Fiction can be another chance to get lost in the magic again and again. A literary breath of fresh air in a sometimes very stale world.

How about you? What kind of fiction do you like? Share with me your favorite characters and authors. I’m ready to travel more worlds!

3 thoughts on “Why I Love Fiction”

  1. Give me fiction anytime. In our connected world, I get reality in my face 24/7. The darker and cheezier the better. Always Stephen King and Dean Koontz. John ScalzI, Terry Pratchet, and Ernest Cline are always on my ‘must read’ list also.

  2. Of course I love dark fantasy and sci-fi… My favorites have become books centered around the fair folk.. But finding good books about fairies can be tough… Seanan McGuire is a favorite. Currently, however, I’m reading some Pat Conroy- author of The Prince of Tides. He lost his brief battle with pancreatic cancer last week. Definitely worth a read…

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