Sunday, November 15, 2020

Falling Into a Novel

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'I fell into a book and I can't get up.'

It actually feels quite romantic and fascinating.  The idea of visiting a place where nobody knows you. To be a silent watcher, while interesting characters play their parts. You don't have to bother about anything. I often think about getting lost in the stories and never come back, especially when a book and the characters stay with me. Or when I am disturbed. When nothing except stories makes sense. When stories seem like a saviour. 

What kind of novel that would be? Of course a happy delightful one, no? But what if you actually cannot come back? What would you do there? Especially after the story is over? You just have a bunch of characters around you; who are practically doing nothing, now that everything is sorted, well kind of. Nobody really knows you. The character you have been crushing on is already taken. Would you be able to befriend your favourite character? 

Would you even exist for them? Or would you be like a ghost that moves here and there but nobody actually notices. How long can you enjoy that life?

Would it be a little different if the story is open ended? Or what if your crush character looks at you, suddenly, and you just click!? (Okay, cancel it!).

Or maybe you could segue into the next story whenever you want? Does this post make any sense to you? Do I sound insane?


  1. If it was like pottormore and I became a character who attended Hogwarts I wouldn't mind at all :P

  2. Your post totally makes sense as I keep doing this with books. The last I wanted to be in a book was 'Me Before You' (not necessarily as Louisa), the one before that was 'Snow' by Orhan Pamuk. It gives an odd sense of tranquility and excitement simultaneously.

  3. 'Odd sense of tranquility and excitement simultaneously.' Very well said. I'm glad you could relate to this post. God, Me Before You...same here. This book touched me in a certain way. I haven't read Orhan Pamuk. 'Snow' makes me curious. Thank you so much, Priyanka, for reading and leaving a lovely comment. 😊

  4. Yes, the post made a lot of sense...haha! It was too much fun, thinking of all the questions in my head and finding a related book. I guess I want to be Midori from Norwegian Wood and go back and forth in the story...even take forward from where Murakami left the book.

    1. Glad you find it relatable. Taking the story forward is an interesting idea, especially if the story is open ended. Thanks for reading. :)