When I read I like to be completely submerged in the story. I like to feel like I’m apart of that world. I think its the commercial for Audible where the people are sitting in a lawn chair or at a desk with their headphones on and after a moment the world around them changes like they are in the story. Its my favorite commercial and I like commercials. Yup I said it. I’m a fan of SOME commercials. Sadly you have to watch them all to get the good ones.
Anyway, those are my favorite stories. But it goes beyond that for some books. There are stories and characters I read about and think “I think we would be best friends” or sometimes “my goodness, I’d love to hang out with these people/characters”. Sometimes its surprising the ones I want to hang out with. Its not always the main character. Those are my favorites.
The Thirteen~ from Throne of Glass. They are terrifying and amazing and they are fiercely loyal to each other. It’s something to strive for in friendships. I also like the idea of being so powerful. I’d like to be one of them not just be a human who’s friends with them. Although I’d take what I can get.
Ravenclaw House~ from Harry Potter. Thats right I’d be a Ravenclaw and I’m proud of it. I believe Luna Lovegod was in RavenClaw and I love her. She’s quirky and weird but has really gone through some stuff in life and I feel like we’d be good friends.
Evelyn Hugo~ from The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. Tell me you don’t want to hang out with her and I’ll call you a liar. She seemed so fabulous and fun!! But I think both sides of her seemed awesome. When she was in glamours mode and staying low at home.
Daisy Jones & the Six ~ yup the whole band. I want to be on tour with them. I want to be apart of it all. Sex, drugs, and rock & roll. I’m not a drug girl so I’m not saying I’d participate in all the shenanigans but I’d love to hang out in that time period and see it all. Going on tour with them would be a bucket list trip of a lifetime.
The Other Einstein~ by Marie Benedict I don’t actually want to meet Albert Einstein. After reading this book I’m convinced he was a total jackass. I want to be friends with his first wife. The forgotten one. I want to shake her and tell her to stay away from him. Keep studying and even though it feels like it wouldn’t matter then it really will one day. This book was interesting to me. I know it’s not a memoir of her but I could all of it being real.
I’m extremely blessed to have the group of friends and even really great acquaintances. My freak life group of people is very close to being as exciting as the characters in my books. I love that I get to spend time with both!