Sunday, 8 November 2015
Nerd Church - A Reader Lives a Thousand Lives...
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”
George R R Martin, A Dance With Dragons
I'm sure that most readers will have come across this quote on the interwebs, even if they haven't got to A Dance With Dragons in the Game of Thrones series (which I haven't, by the by; I've only read the first one at the moment.)
But it's true, isn't it?
We live thousands of lives as we read. We're there alongside all of our favourite characters - and not so favourite ones, of course. We live alongside them, sometimes knowing their deepest hopes and fears; we feel their love and their grief, their joy and their frustration. I know what it's like to be a vampire, a witch, a hero, a warrior... what lives have you lived recently?