Yeah, sorry about that earworm, 80s and 90s children.
I found this comic from The Awkward Yeti while meandering around the internet, and I could not save it to my phone fast enough:
Like I said, saved to my phone immediately.
Then I asked the SBTB crew, “What was the last book you read that took you out of the real world?”
It really has a a amazing sense of time / place so I felt like I was in Chicago in the 90’s
Amanda: I’d say Seanan McGuire’s Wayward Children series! I
like that they’re novellas too, that way I don’t feel too bogged down by committing to a full-length novel right now.
I had trouble re-entering reality when I had to stop reading in the middle of a chapter.
Shana: I was pretty sad to leave the world of Kimberly’s Lemming’s Mead Mishaps series.
Contemporary romance doesn’t usually have that effect on me, but I just can’t put them down whenever I start them.
Susan: Shana, one of my friends recommended that series to me yesterday!
For me, it’s been The Ancient Magus’ Bride by Kore Yanazaki.
Putting it down always leaves me with a book hangover because Chise! Discovering family and personhood! And the magical world unfolding around her is so well done!
Sneezy: I’m still having incredible trouble focusing on books, something that took my brain out of the real world recently is My Neighbour Totoro.
I love its messages about hope, resilience, and even faith in some ways.
What about you? What book have you read recently that transported your brain and your heart out of the real world for awhile? We’d love to hear yours!