Books as a means to escape…

Hello humans! It’s been a wee while since we’ve had a silly Sunday post isn’t it? I blame the book reviews. But at last I have found a space in my schedule to write this post, I hope you enjoy it!

We all know books are a means to escape, escaping from the drudgery of our daily lives or perhaps if your daily life is more intense than mine, maybe you are a spy, perhaps you dabble in escapology or indeed you may be the leader of a small country (I mean it’s possible)? But I’ve been thinking about the other ways books can help us to escape…

Escape from a hostage situation by bonding with your captors over your favourite titles.

I mean, I’ve met very few people who don’t like Harry Potter, a quick chat and suddenly you’ve made a new friend who will swiftly release you from your bonds.divider3 (1)

Push your TBR pile over onto intruders and then run around them and out of the door.

The weight of that many books is enough to bring down an elephant, this shouldn’t be too difficult!divider3 (1)

Slide a particularly weighty tome under a rapidly closing entryway.

Allowing you to quickly slide under and retrieve your hat before diving back through (of course retrieving the book on the way – nobody gets left behind).divider3 (1)

Tear a page out of a book to craft a message in a bottle to escape from a desert island.

Who am I kidding? You’d rather stay marooned forever than tear a precious page out. Also, while you’re on the island you might actually get a chance to read without being interrupted. Peace at last.divider3 (1)

Build a well-defended fortress out of your bookshelves and stay there forever.

Because who needs to escape when the walls are books?divider3 (1)In what other life or death situations would books be useful? Let me know in the comments below! I look forward to hearing your suggestions.






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