Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Fiction and chocolate

A dear friend gave me How Fiction Works by James Woods, which I have been reading about for months now.

I started reading it during my flight from Sofia to Z├╝rich yesterday and liked it immediately, even though I was both physically and emotionally exhausted and didn't think I would be able to move past page 3.

Woods breaks down books of fiction into small comprehensible pieces that help you figure out why you like some works and not others, why you feel like you really truly understand some characters and not others, what types of literature you want to read in the future and how. Plus, Woods is insanely funny. If you enjoy reading fiction and have been wondering why that seems to be the case, you should definitely check out this book.

When the flight attendant offered me a piece of delicious Swiss chocolate, I forgot that I was sad and realized I was enjoying the best flight of my life.

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