I'm not prone to read sophisticated literature known to be filled with quotes that end up in famous anthologies. However I recently read Map of the Heart and wanted to share this quote with you:
No wonder real life seemed boring. In the screen world, all a person had to do was watch. Participation was optional--the screen created a shield or barrier. You could observe things at a safe distance. If your world inhabited a tiny screen, you didn't have to be scared or out of control . You didn't have to deal with the real world around you.Question for the bookworms among us: Do books allow the same thing?