- George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons
Reading is an adventure. I know that I have never traveled to Scotland, flown a plane or battled a dragon, but with the carefully crafted words of an author that I most likely will never meet I get a feeling for what it would be like. Reading is like watching a movie in your head, with all of the action, excitement or sadness that anything else can give you, it also gives you new knowledge. Too many times today do movies swap out a decent plot and something that appeals to your intelligence withe explosions and violence that when you are finished with the sometimes traumatizing experience you say 'that was cool", but you feel empty. When authors craft words they have to put the utmost care into them. If there is a beautiful sunset, there are a million and a half ways to describe it. With writing authors describe an experience, with a screenplay they show an image to you. I hope that you will trade in a remote for a book as I have in the past few weeks and discover the difference it will make in your life.