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Booking Through Thursday Button One of my favorite sci-fi authors (Sharon Lee) has declared June 23rd Fantasy and Science Fiction Writers Day.

As she puts it:

So! In my Official Capacity as a writer of science fiction and fantasy, I hereby proclaim June 23 Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Day! A day of celebration and wonder! A day for all of us readers of science fiction and fantasy to reach out and say thank you to our favorite writers. A day, perhaps, to blog about our favorite sf/f writers. A day to reflect upon how written science fiction and fantasy has changed your life.

So … what might you do on the 23rd to celebrate? Do you even read fantasy/sci-fi? Why? Why not?

I do and have read fantasy or sci-fi fiction, although neither are a genre that would be among my top picks if I had a choice. Actually, now that I think back on certain books, I suspect I read more of each genre that I first thought. Hmmm…

What little I have read is enjoyable because it is the purest form of escapism, which is the primary reason I read. It is difficult to recall the latest headlines or bad dealings at work when you are reading about a scenario that is literally impossible in this world. From vampires to aliens, talking animals to hobbits, they help get your mind off of all of your problems because no matter how bad it might get in your life, chances are that life is much worse for any character of a sci-fi or fantasy book.

How can I celebrate Fantasy and Science Fiction Writers Day? Pick up a fantasy or science fiction book of course! I’ve been reading the Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire series and still have books five through nine to read. I also wouldn’t mind revisiting anything by Stephenie Meyer. Who knows? Maybe I’ll read both.

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