Surrendering to the fictitious reality of a story, and getting lost in its imaginative visualisation is one of the best ways to take a break from the real world. Reading a good story makes you a part of something that is bigger than the immediacy of your current situations. It leads you to pause and reflect, to smile and relax, to reconnect with your soul and to re-imagine what the world means to you.

Curl up on your bed, open the first page of a novel and find yourself drifting towards the intricacies of the characters, towards the creativity of the plot and towards the surrealism of fiction. Feel the power of the written words and embrace the imagination they generate. Immerse yourself in the unexplored connection that you feel with the words.

Feel the poignancy in Charlotte Bronte’s imagery. Feel the light heartedness in P.G Wodehouse’s portrayal of the world. Feel the thrill and mystification in Agatha Christie’s finely sewn plot.

What are the books that make you happy? What are the books that lead you to develop an entirely new perspective? Which author pulls you into surrealism and escapism? Let me know in the comment section!

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  1. So true… books really do have a way of pulling us in into their world. And the first time I realised it was when reading famous five books which I had really early on…It really brings back a lot of good memories.

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  2. When I was young Isha I always had a book in my hand. I was a typical book worm 😊and this continued till my middle age!! Now I love to travel and meditate and just read a para or two!!

    As a child I was so imaginative that I could tell my friends stories freshly cooked up in my mind πŸ˜‡

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    1. I’ve also always been fond of reading!
      Yes, children are very imaginative and creative, it’s one of the most endearing parts of childhood.
      Thanks for your kind comment πŸŒΈπŸ˜ƒ

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  3. I love reading too. Fiction is the one genre that I stick to. I love how books can just transport you into a different world. But of late, I’m spending too much time writing. So my reading time has reduced significantly.

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  4. I also love to read, so I find that balance to carve out time for sinking into a great book, but also to work on a writing piece, whether poetry, memoir, or short story. Some of my favorite authors are Jodi Picoult, Liane Moriarty, David Baldacci, Elin Hilderbrand, Sandra Brown, and Nicholas Sparks. I enjoy a good drama or thriller. As to books, Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens is excellent, along with any books by Colson Whitehead. I also love to read poetry and non-fiction. Currently, I’m collecting books like some may collect mugs. πŸ™‚ Great post, Isha!
    ~Lauren

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    1. Thank you for your comment! Reading a book is like embarking upon a great journey. I have been looking for book recommendations and will definitely check out the ones you mentioned. Have a great day! 🌸

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  5. I am again reading Stanley Gordon West’s Blind Your Ponies. The story brings me back to some familiar moments from my own past . . . small towns, teaching, closeness of community, and loving relationships.

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  6. I love fiction, too. There’s something about it… This year I finished Hilary Mantel’s Thomas Cromwell trilogy–(Wolf Hall, Bring Up the Bodies, and The Mirror and the Light)–and really enjoyed it. I’m a fan of Murakami as well. Have you read any of his novels? Those are a totally different perspective. They’re like a long, slow, rhythmic job into the deep woods or something. You kind of have to stay with them, and then all of a sudden you realize you’ve gone somewhere! And I also really enjoy Colum McCann’s writing. This year I read Apeirogon. But we could go on and on, couldn’t we?

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    1. Wow, that’s a great list! I would be sure to check these out. I have heard of Murakami but never actually ready any of his novels, do you have any particular recommendation?
      And yes, when it comes to literature, the scope is boundless, there is so much to read, so much to explore, which is one of the things that makes reading on ongoing pleasure. Thank you for reading and have a great day!

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      1. Well, on the Murakami front you can probably find many opinions. I don’t know what you like to read and some of his novels are very long. I started with 1Q84 and loved it. It is at least 800 pages though I think! I really enjoyed Kafka on the Shore, which is also fairly long, and I think for a shorter work Norwegian Wood is a good choice, too.

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      2. Thank you! I think I’ll go with Norwegian Wood first, just to get acquainted with his work, and will proceed to read the others then. 🌸

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