Friday, 1 April 2011

A is for Adventures!

Today is the start of the Blogging From A-Z Challenge 2011.

When you are young you can't go many places without your parents. Sure, there is the moment you climb on some shoes, unlock the door and toddle off down the drive with an apple in your hand,* but most adventures are out of reach.

Except in books.

This is where our first adventures begin. We play hide and seek with Spot.

We can travel Around The World In Eighty Days.

Live in the jungle with Tarzan.

Or visit Moomin Valley.

As we grow up, our books grow with us. We travel, learn about the world. What we read can become a way to learn or escape.

A book can take you on an adventure anywhere you want to go. You just need to open the cover to begin.

Where will you go today when you read?

*Yes that was me. My mum tells me I was found at the end of the road by our neighbour, brought home and a deadbolt was put on the door. It did not stop my adventures, but that's another story :)

P.S. It is also Mystery Agent Contest day over on Operation Awesome.


Laura Marcella said...

I like adventure books! I'll be in medieval England, the fourteenth century, dodging manipulative monks and earls,* and in a contemporary suburban town in Massachusetts with four delightful girls.**

*I'm re-reading "World without End" by Ken Follett (sequel to "The Pillars of the Earth)

**I just started reading "The Penderwicks on Gardam Street" by Jeanne Birdsall (sequel to "The Penderwicks")

Summer Ross said...

These sound like great books- Thanks for posting!

Joe Richardson said...

Your blog made me smile. I, too, wandered hither and yon through the pages of books.

Still do. It's nice to know some things never change.

And that we're not alone on the journey.

Best of luck on your A to Z.

Joe Richardson

Katie Mills said...

oh yes, Adventure and escapism are the biggest drives behind reading and writing (for me anyway) Happy A-Z!

TS Hendrik said...

Great post. Love the whimsical trip through the books.

Shannon Lawrence said...

What a fun trip through books! I'm also an aspiring YA writer (though I do more thinking when I'm trying to sleep than in the bath). Good luck with the Challenge!

Hannah Kincade said...

I used to love adventure books when I was younger. I still delve into a James Rollins adventure once a year. Still love it.

Arlee Bird said...

Books can take us to many places and on many adventures. And it's so economical!

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Talei said...

Love it! Gotta have adventure in our lives and our books!! ;-)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Which is exactly why I liked to read books as a kid! Better than going out into the real world sometimes. I mean really - there's bugs, you get dirty...

Ella said...

Adventures, yes, they can take us away; Better than Calgon ;-D

ali said...

What a great "a" day! You're right ~ books are truly our ticket to adventure and we writers (and readers) crave a lot of it!