- GUEST POST BY OLIVIA HARDIN
If I could jump into a book, I’d live in a world of twenty known universes. A world where a bit of magic… er complex mathematics, can open doorways between the planets and the galaxies. A world where lesser villains may be forced to eat themselves while the “eater of souls” duels in riposte.
If I could jump into a book, I’d have journeys of adventure on a road less travelled. I’d battle blood kites and horned ghosts and dragons, all with a tough gnome-like side-kick. I’d have a little black box that could hold an almost infinite amount of provisions and I’d remind my fellow cohorts to be careful lest it get lost in the swamp. I’d have a champion to lead the way with his “bump” of direction never failing.
If I could jump into a book I’d be a Princess with a strong and brave Hero at my side. We’d jump a sword to seal a vow even as we search for a lost egg. My Hero would fight for his Princess to the death if necessary and after all that, forgive her almost anything, even when she forces him to take her over his knee. I’d have at my disposal an arsenal of wisdom to resolve any problem. I’d be strong enough to use that wisdom even when my heart says no.
If I could jump into a book, I’d live in the world of Robert Heinlein’s creation. I’d travel the Glory Road again and again, living the adventure, falling in love and roaming the twenty known universes. And the best thing about living in that world, would be that I could “retell” the ending so that the glorious quest could continue with ever-changing, new roads to be traveled…