i wish i was a fantasist

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To lose oneself down the rabbit hole,

Where time and space are hanging in mid air

And sense will tell me that I’m lost,

That’s the place I long to be.

But instead, I find myself in tangled webs

Of lovestruck fools who know no better,

Or waiting for the killer to

Jump from pages crinkled in my clammy hands.

Oh, I wish I was a fantasist like you.

It’s no secret that I’m a book lover. Half of the reason I blog is because I’ve always enjoyed reading blogs that give great book recs. But I do look on enviously at those readers and reviewers who love fantasy.

I’ve tried time and time again to like fantasy but I just can’t get along with it. The fantasy crowd have the best characters (they have wings and horns and magic). They also have such a cool community and despite it being fun they can also look like they’re serious readers because they have Tolkien and the likes in their libraries.

I, on the other hand, am into romantic comedies and page turning thrillers; the kind of books that you can pick up in any supermarket.

I wish that I could lose myself in fantastical worlds but I love the cheap thrills and the promise of a happy ending, boy meeting girl and everything working out for the best. I wish I was a fantasist…..

Much Love

Rachel xx

5 thoughts on “i wish i was a fantasist

  1. Greg Dennison

    I have a lot of friends who are really into fantasy. I’m kind of neutral. I wouldn’t say I dislike fantasy, but I haven’t taken the time to get into fantasy as much, beyond the extremely well-known fantasy like Lord of the Rings, Narnia, Harry Potter, and (most people would call it sci-fi but I think it fits the description of fantasy just as well) Star Wars.

    Someone said once something like why would anyone write fiction that wasn’t fantasy… with fantasy you get to make up your own worlds and give characters bad-ass powers… my answer was that I don’t write fantasy because I write what I know.

    And a lot of people who get into fantasy that much are total snobs about it…

  2. crispina kemp

    May I recommend my new book (Learning to Fly, due out end of Feb). While a fantasy with wings and dragons and dark vampiric things, it does have a boy-meet-girl element and a potentially happy-ever-after

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