Fantasy Beats Reality These Days!
As 2021 continues to roll out I have noticed that most of the books that I've been reading over the past year or so are set in fantastical realms. Could it be that these settings are escapism on an existential level that have helped me to cope with the anxieties that the past year has brought? If reading is your retreat nowadays then I applaud you because where else can you literally go now to experience places and things that we cannot discover in person? It is perfectly "okay" to want to continue to experience life, and reading provides a safe place for us to continue to do so, until we are all able to venture out into the wide world again.