You don’t need a time machine, lots of money, a guide, or an event planner to travel through space and time.
My favorite launching pad is a recliner. My preferred fuel is a sliced apple with peanut butter. My usual outfit is sweats with a downy comforter nearby. And for me, the best weather for low tech time travel is during a blizzard.
This little girl is dressed to travel with Dora and Boots through a magic wood to a castle.
Why do I read?
- to escape
- to be entertained
- to learn something new
- to go places I’ll never reach in my real life
- to understand history and how people lived then
- to feel, taste, hear, and revel in just the right words
- to imagine what I would do in the someone else’s situation
- to travel through space and time to different worlds and different time zones
- to experience all that I can
- to be a different person
- to answer “what if?”
So, I pull a book off of the shelf and see where it takes me.
Would’t this be a great amusement park ride?
- Imagine a library filled with unusual books–the covers and the interior pages are all blank.
- You choose one and settle into a comfy chair, but when you open the book you are transported to the world within the book.
- You get to live in the story as any character for as long as you would like.
- When you shut the book you are unscathed, and only a few minutes have passed in the real world.
Question: You are unscathed, but are you unchanged?
P.S. With my luck, I’d choose Hunger Games.