I lived my life in books #amwriting

I have never been a person enamoured with that thing called adventure. If there is something exciting going on, I am usually heading in the other direction. For me adventure is trying out a new restaurant, or cutting an extra inch off my hair.

I think the technical term is ‘novelty averse’.

I am the sort of person who feels deeply emotional when hearing an anecdotal story about someone I have never even met. Homeless puppies, sagas of lost journals, can really tear me up. If there’s a spider trapped in a sink, I am the kind of person who rescues itโ€”Ok, maybe not the spider.

Despite this I have lived a million adventures within the pages of a book, and particularly bloodthirsty adventures at that.

Yes, I will confess at this point that I possess particularly violent taste when it comes to other peoples adventures. Torture and killing is absolutely fine in the quest of a good storyโ€”the more brutal the better. Our heroes wouldn’t have a chance to shine without a few trials and obstacles in their way.

Let’s face it, a walk in the park never made a heroโ€”unless the walk in the park happened to involve thwarting an attack by alien vampires with secret plans to destroy the earth.

Perhaps it’s just as well that I stick to the books ๐Ÿ˜‰

13 thoughts on “I lived my life in books #amwriting

  1. It’s too bad that we must all return to the real world eventually. I’d much rather stick to books…even the scariest horror book isn’t as disturbing as the outside world can be…

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  2. Reblogged this on The Writer's Scrap Bin and commented:
    Reading and writing, living in books overall, is the safest way to have adventures. It’s wish fulfillment without the social repercussions, unless someone catches you reading something that you don’t want them to know about. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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