Recently a question has come to my attention that I found not only challenging, but intriguing. What do my books do for people? Well, considering the fact that my book(s) aren't non-fiction, such as a self-help or school book, I had to think about this.
My answer is: entertain you. But can it do other things for you? I believe so. For one, it can help you to escape to a new and different world. You can become a part of the story through the characters and descriptions.
It can reach your emotional place and make you laugh or cry. The story can help you to relax and forget the stresses of life for a little while. You can learn about wilderness, and about living a life free of pollution in the air and in your food and water.
It can touch your imagination and make you strive for creating your own. Books are a wonderful way to enjoy the simple things in life. They can change your mood on a dime, and bring you back to that place inside you always strive to find.
I have always enjoyed reading, even as a child. To me, there is nothing more delightful than starting a new book. I can't wait to find out what's going to happen to the characters and usually I don't want the story to end.
Do books affect you like this? Have you ever been angry when the author killed off a certain character? Have you ever fallen in love with a character?
I do believe that fictional books are as important as any non-fiction. They take us all around the world and even sometimes to new ones!
What is your favorite part of a book? What do you look for it to do for you?
Well, good news, we finished Fated! We will start scanning back through it on Thursday and as soon as we're finished with that, it's off to the beta-readers!
I hope you're as excited to read it as we are to have you get it in your hands!
Have a great week everyone and I hope you leave me some comments so I know what books do for you!