Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Blog Chain - Books Are...

Hey!  I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.  I enjoyed a nice Internet vacation but I'm back now for another blog chain!

This round's topic was chosen by Kate and she simply wants us to fill in the blank:

Books are: _____________________.

This is deceptively simple but it took me quite some time to come up with an answer I liked.  Books are a lot of things to me.  Relaxation, escape, knowledge, income, freedom.  But most of all, for me, books are gateways.

That's right. For me, books are magical portals that can take me anywhere, make me anyone, and allow me to do anything.  Unlike movies or video games, books are the gateways that allow me to cross into the worlds contained within their pages.  I haven't just read about Harry Potter, I've BEEN Harry Potter.  I've been to Hogwarts.  I've sailed with Prince Caspian.  I was in the Hunger Games.  I've escaped the Nazis and started a comic book empire.  I've hunted anthropophagi.  I've spent a night in New York looking for Where's Fluffy.

Books are magical and transformative.  They're gateways to anywhere.  Enjoy your travels.

Go check out Michelle's awesome post and then tomorrow go see what books are to the amazing Abby!


  1. I think you and I feel much the same way about books. Good answer!

  2. Love your post. Step through the door and become whatever you want based on a good book and an active imagination.

  3. Books are Transformative--EXCELLENT point!

  4. I agree with LB - I like your point about the transformation books give us.

    For a second though, I thought you were going to say "transmorgrifying", which would be uber-cool from a Calvin and Hobbes perspective :)

  5. Brilliant post! I couldn't agree more!

  6. Great answer, and one that I completely agree with as well!


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