Between The Covers - What Makes A Book Worth Reading
While reading The Murder of Mary Russell, I chanced up many questions. One of which centers on the contents of a good book.
What makes a book worth reading?
The answer to this question lies solely in my reason for reading. Some days, I am longing for inspiration, whereas on others, I am in desperate need of an escape, emotional or mental. Nevertheless, it seems, as of late, a good book must offer me:
1. A lyrical vision of survival amidst sheer impossibility - allowing me to see one, even if fictitious, can climb out of any situation.
2. A deep plunge into the world of new words and phrases - teaching me new ways to express myself.
3. A pleasant excursion - enabling me to travel without leaving home.