I've needed it for a while now - to get lost in a book. Growing up, I was always quite the reader. I'd leave the library as a little girl, toting twenty books along with me. I'd flip through every single one, numerous times.
Then, as I got into my middle/high school years, I'd get lost in scripts. I'd become so attached to certain characters that I started to actually feel like I was them. [Well, I guess that is part of acting.] I'd sit there and read Neil Simon over and over or Tennessee Williams or my favorite, William Shakespeare. I loved it and was "lost" so easily and it felt so nice.
Then, reading just became homework.
It was a task, a chore, an assignment and the more books I was assigned to read that I didn't like, the more I gave up on fiction. I turned to nonfiction instead which is what I've stuck with for nearly a decade.
How can one series [trilogy] be so magical? I don't even think "magical" is the right word because this book somehow feels so real. The realness of Ana's fears, the emotional and mental scars belonging to Christian - it all just captivates me. I know those things have captivated many of you as well.
I literally can't stop reading. When I'm not reading, I'm thinking about it. The crazy thing is, it makes me think about life. It makes me question what things I'm willing to settle for - in life, in a career, in a relationship.
But really, it just makes me think of Mr. Christian Grey.
It feels so GREAT to get lost in a book again. To feel that excitement each day! To look forward to what's going to happen next. To read a book so real that it feels as though I'm there [as Ana, duh.]
I just started book #2 yesterday and can hardly tear my eyes away from it.
I never understood how people could read a book [let alone a series!] a second time.
Now I get it.
And I'm sure I'll read it a third and a fourth...
Casting ideas to come next week.