Sunday, November 21, 2010

Who says Time Travel is impossible?

I just finished a book recently called Confessions of a Jane Austin Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler. I enjoyed the read, in fact it left me feeling like I actually wanted to find some Jane Austin books to read as I've never picked one up. But what it also made me realize was that through books we can time travel! Through this book I was able to spend a couple of days in Regency era England and it was quite delightful. Of all the historical type books I read, I think Regency era is probably my favorite. For example, Julia Quinn is the Mistress of Regency Romance. I have all of her books and adore them. I truely feel like I'm part of the story with my feet truely in England in a long ago time.

Civil war stories are also among my favorites. I recently picked up a new copy of one of my favorite reads from when I was in high school. The Last Silk Dress by Ann Rinaldi is a book I read over and over when I was a kid and I just finished it last week and was once again transported back in time to the tumultuous 1860's. What a wonderful adventure!

Just because we aren't going physically through time, doesn't mean we can't travel back- or forth- in time through literature. Pick up a book and go visit sometime new or sometime old and familiar.