“Books may well be the only true magic.”
I don’t think all books are magic but most of them are for me. I have loved reading since I was a child. We got a television when I was about five but there were a couple of years when I was in elementary school when we didn’t have one. So, it was reading for my entertainment and it is still my favorite way to escape.
I read mostly fiction. I get enough real life in real life. I do read faith-based books, fiction, and nonfiction, and occasionally a memoir or biography. But fiction is my favorite. When I was younger I liked romance novels but not so much anymore. Now I like mysteries and thrillers and some post-apocalyptic sci-fi. It’s okay if there is some romance thrown in and there usually is but I don’t care for it to be the main attraction of the story.
I don’t buy books these days. I am into a simplify and declutter phase of life and don’t need to own books. The library has more books than I could ever read. I never buy e-books I just download free ones. I prefer “real” books and only read the e-books when I haven’t gotten to the library. I never listen to audio books. I have tried but I always fall asleep. I have never fallen asleep reading! Now we have a small library here where I live. It’s been my pet project along with the fitness center. I spend a lot more time in the library than the fitness center! Once the fitness center was up and ready for use I sort of lost interest but I never lost interest in the library. 😉