The comfort and escape of a good book…
As the lockdown in Melbourne continues, I find myself turning more and more to literature as a source of comfort and escape. Returning to fiction like old friends, I am reminded of the value of reading.
The beauty of fiction, I find, is its innate ability to lead a reader into another time and place. Why, you could curl up with a cup of tea and be halfway around the world in mere minutes!
I find that the current times have me returning to old favourites. But I have managed to read a few new novels in this second Melbourne ‘Lockdown’. Recently, I stepped back in time to 1705 Blois within Kate Murdoch’s novel, The Orange Grove.
I simply couldn’t help but share my thoughts on this wonderful novel below.
Thinking about how this year has altered my usual reading habits, I am wondering if you have also noticed any changes to your reading or writing practice since the current global pandemic began? Are you gravitating to certain novels, for example?
Just something to ponder.
As always, I hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and well.
P.S. If you are interested in learning more about writing historical fiction, I have also included a link to my latest video interview with Kate.