Saturday, December 27, 2008

My escape

It's 4:30 in the morning, and I'm still up, and I have no good reason why. The truth is that I just finished a book that I just started. It's the fourth book in the Anita Blake series, what can I say I'm hooked. My mother is getting concerned that I like reading so many sci-fi novels. She thinks I'm on my way to becoming a pagan. Now I would like to tell her that I've met many a nice pagan and being pagan is not like what you hear about it, but I figure that wouldn't make her feel any better, so she can just keep on thinking I'm on my way to becoming a witch. A lesbian and a witch, it's a little cliche isn't it? Anyway, what my mom doesn't get is that I'd much rather read a book that centers around something so far out of our everyday reality where the good guys always win, because who wants to be reminded about how shitty this world is all the time. So instead of that I read books about our current time, but the majority of the issues come from the fact that we've got vampires, zombies, ghouls and other supernatural creatures running around, not because George W. Bush has been our president for the past 8 years. These novels are my escape from reality, what's yours?

4 comments:

Fab Fierce Femme said...

My escape=music, shopping, ne0-soul, and thinking about hot, educated, woc queers!!!! ;)

QQ said...

Oh No..not Laurell K. Hamilton! She was my enemy as a child bc my mom is hooked and she can't hear anything you are saying when she has one of those books out.lol Do you read the Fairy books too?

My escape is music ( I can find a song for every occasion) and watching really dumb reality tv..like the Hills. (It makes me appreciate that I live in the real world.)

Journey_Wmn said...

QQ lol I haven't read the fairy books.... yet (never say never lol).

music is definitely my escape too, but its usually in conjunction with reading. Like now I'm reading and have Sade playing in the background perfect. I'm also not above bad reality tv. Hello double shot at love.

Charly18 said...

Hey, I wanted to say my input on your Escape. I totally agree with you. I feel like my escape is neo soul. I love to hear positive songs and beautiful voices. I love poetry as well. Sci Fi is also one of my favorites, I can watch anything paranormal, to fiction, witch craft...I guess you can say these things break me away from reality ~

“I remember how being young and black and gay and lonely felt. A lot of it was fine, feeling I had the truth and the light and the key, but a lot of it was purely hell.” ~Audre Lorde