Print or electronic, in any language and/or pictures, books transport us to our favourite places from the microscopic to outer space, anywhere on earth or in the imagination of the writer.
We can choose to travel back in time and live for a moment in Roman, medieval, regency or colonial times or to some imagined alternate world in the future where space travel and aliens are an everyday part our life. We might meet famous people who touch our hearts with their words, art, their selflessness or sheer goodness, or infamous people we would never wish to meet, safely watch how they lived and thought from the distance which can only be bridged by either a book or a nightmare.
We could live through the happiest or saddest of times, solve the most puzzling riddles, murders or searches for truth, the elixir of life as we choose. Wherever we choose to go with the help of a book, we may learn about ourselves and how we might better live and laugh and love.
No matter where you are today, physically or emotionally, you can choose the magic which may transport you wherever you wish to go. So, what magic will you choose for yourself today?