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When an author creates a character who feels utterly real, it’s like you’re
inside that character’s soul, and every time you have that experience, it makes
your life a little richer. Reading strengthens our sense of what it means to be
human. – Oprah Winfrey (Ironically, the day after she goes off the air.. ha)
What does this mean to you?
I know when I read, if it is a good book, I get WAAAAY overly involved in the character's lives and feel like they should be making certain choices or doing certain things. I weep with them when they hurt and I rejoice with them when something good happens. A good book, is a good friend.