The current book I am reading is The Last Bookshop in London, which takes place during WWII. I recently came across a quote that perfectly describes why bookworms love to read and even describes the experience. I think that quote can even apply to musical theatre. Just replace the words “reading and books” with musicals.
Reading is….It’s going somewhere without ever taking a train or ship, an unveiling of new, incredible worlds. It’s living a life you weren’t born into and a chance to see everything colored by someone else’s perspective. It’s learning without having to face consequences of failures, and how best to succeed…..I think within all of us, there is a void, a gap waiting to be filled by by something. For me, that something is books and all their proferred expereincesThe Last Bookshop in London, Madeline Martin
It is true what George Anderson said in the book. You do go into the world the characters are in- a combo of real and fiction worlds. It is only fictional worlds if you are in the genres of fantasy, sci-fi, and mythology- Middle Earth, Narnia, Hogwarts, and Camp Half Blood are examples. You are seeing other characters’ lives, and it is important to find some connection or else their stories and lives aren’t going to matter. Their emotions mean something to us if we find an emotional connection. The characters are fictional so you escape into lives you weren’t born into- those characters don’t know who you are.