Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Discussion with WRI: Getting Lost In A Book

@NicoleMHewitt @ShannonMiz #LetsDiscuss2016 

This is how I get lost in dystopian fiction mostly of the ya a genre.

I saw a topic going around about how a reader get lost in a book. I decide to chime in. So here goes. 80% of my reads have been young adult. Dystopian being my favorite sub genre. I have seen comments where people say that can't imagine some of these worlds.

I go into reading a dystopian novel like this. I read the synopsis not to find out what the book is about but to get a sense of the setting that way I get my mind ready. So once I started the book I'm imagining that I am already living in this setting. It is where I lived. I is what I have experienced. Going into a book this way helps you not to thinking about if this setting/world could actual exist. You are shutting down the left side of your brain and letting that right side take over. 

All aspects of a book is important. If one is severely lacking in impacts the entire feel of the book. With that said, I love a character driven novel. I want to connect with at least one character. I either need to feel like I am the character, a friend of the character, or even a invisible force following along. My mind take the words and those words become motion. I can see what I am reading. If I feel like I'm reading a 5 star rating is already lost.

That is it. I go into a book with the mindset that whatever is happening in the book is happening for real.

Your turn: How do you get lost in a book? 

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  1. I agree with you - I love dystopians for just this reason. I LOVE imagining what that world would be like and what it would be like to live in it.

  2. Right. I think in dystopian books characters get to know what they are really made of.

  3. For me, it doesn't have to be dystopian, but as long as the world building is good, I can easily get lost in a book and imagine the setting!
    Great discussion (:

  4. Same with me. It's the details. If the author can put in good descriptive details I can usually picture the book in my mind. Dystopia just happens to be one of my fav genres right now