I love opening a new book from an author. Especially if it’s a Universe I haven’t read yet. What will I see I click on that title? Will it be a grand adventure? A epic quest? A thrilling chase for the truth? A series of unfortunate events or a comedy of errors? Will I discover some great truth about myself or humanity or our universe? Which character will I become? What character will I totally fall in love with? What character will I love to hate? And what character will remind me of why I love our crazy, messy world?

There is nothing like diving into a new universe, coming up for air days later, and realizing that you’ve been changed, even if the rest of the world doesn’t realize it yet. This is why I read.