EDIT: This post (along with a few others) were supposed to be published throughout last week because I pre-wrote and scheduled them, but silly me didn’t hit the save/confirm button when setting the date. So sorry for the unintentional absence.
Since I can remember, I have always been entranced with stories whether they were books or movies or even TV shows. I love all of these mediums because they each offer something different. With books, I was able to let my own imagination run wild. The setting, the way the characters looked, the way I pictured the story—it was guided by the author but I was left to my own devices. On the other side, movies give you these details but are able to tell a story in a different way. Visual representations are not limited by words; rather, they can convey emotions and thoughts with facial expressions and body language. Then, of course, there are TV shows. I like to thing that shows combine some great features of both movies and books. You still get that visual representation, but the story isn’t limited to 2 hours. If the TV show is truly done well, you can experience the awesome world building and phenomenal character development that are characteristic of books.
Now I’m not saying I like one of these mediums better than another. There are things I love about them all, it just depends on my mood that day. I will say that reading does hold a special place in my heart…this is a book blog after all! But I definitely got a lot of love for some movies and TV shows as well (perhaps a future blog post??). I guess you could call me a story sponge…if there’s a good story, I’m ready to soak it in!
Due to this fascination with stories, I often find myself getting more attached to the things I read or watch. It may not be normal, but it’s part of who I am. What can I say, I’m a story lover!! I love watching my favorite characters grow and develop. I love being able to imagine the complexities of fantasy worlds. I love those satisfying endings that leave you with all your questions answered. I love the anticipation of waiting for a book release or for a TV show to come back due to the cliffhanger. My love of fiction is ingrained into who I am, and I wouldn’t change that for anything.