Lets Run Away….

Books and doors are the same thing. You open them, and you go through into another world.’ — Jeanette Winterson

I’ve never liked the real world all that much. I never quite fit in, always thought the doors were much too straight and the roads much too windy. That’s why i never tend to stay here for very long at a time, I prefer to drift in and out as I feel necessary. I can take you with me, if you’d like…

Ever since I was young I have loved fantasy books. It started with the classic fairytales read to me at bedtime, then it became Harry Potter under the sheets with a torch at 1am. Now? Now it’s anything i can get my hands on whenever I have a spare moment. I’ve fought dragons on the bus and done deals with demons in the local park. It’s not my escape, it’s my school.

I sometimes feel like these books are my armour, when the real world gets a bit too much i retreat inside their pages and let them teach me more about bravery. I let them strip me down and absorb me until I’m ready to come back. That little bit stronger then before.

So here are some of my favourite fantasy books, for when I want to run away…

Harts Hope – Orson Scott Card

Abhorsen – Garth Nix

Uprooted – Naomi Novik

The Book of Air and Shadows – Michael Gruber

The Discworld Series – Terry Pratchett

Stardust – Neil Gaiman

Let me know what you love to read as an escape and maybe we can run away together….

 

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One comment

  1. The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini has become my go to book in terms of Fantasy escapism. Recently I’ve discovered Reapers Inc by Angela Roquet, which follows the story of Lana Harvey who works from The Grim Reaper in the city of Limbo, she’s tasked with coming to our world, finding souls and returning them to their respective heavens, hells or back in the seas of souls if they’re an atheist. Such a unique take on theology and fantasy and also feature many religious characters portrayed in ways you’d never imagine.

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