This week at MSA, we are looking at books with adventure. I know that a lot of readers out there enjoy adventure stories, since it allows them to escape to a whole new realm. But did anyone ever stop to think that we are living out our own adventures everyday? Your own life is just as much an adventure as any well written book. Granted, it may not be a thrill a minute, vampire hunting, roller coaster love story, but don't let that make you think any the less of your personal achievements.
In Little Leather Book, one of my characters is a young woman who embarks upon a very sensual adventure.Taking the first job that she is offered on leaving university, she goes to work in a castle, where life holds some very startling surprises for her:
Climbing wearily down from the ladder, she placed the pile of books that she had been gathering onto the floor before brushing her hair back from her face. Despite the fact that she usually wore her brunette locks in a ponytail, there was always an air of dishevelment about her. Her father had once remarked that she was typical bookworm with her eyes suffering from too much reading and her appearance always seemingly thrown together.
She eyed the tea tray thankfully. Her morning coffee was quickly becoming a welcome relief from her day’s activities. Sipping the hot liquid as she stood, she marveled at the work that she had been able to accomplish in such a short space of time. Had it really only been a month since her graduation from Oxford?
The library at Harlestone Castle was a drop in the ocean compared to the grandeur of the Bodleian, but the atmosphere and the history were, to Claire, just as magnificent. Moreover, with the antiques and artwork that surrounded her on a daily basis, she could almost imagine herself back in the Ashmolean. It was almost as if she had never left the rich history of Oxford at all. Sighing, she smiled again. Yes, fortune had indeed been kind to her when she had been accepted for this job.
I love to write about characters who embark upon adventures, since it allows me to tag along for the ride LOL.
What I would like to know from readers of the blog today is: What has been your most amazing adventure? It could be anything from parenthood to a fantastic vacation, but it does have to be something that stands out for you, in your list of personal achievements. Remember, we are all on the adventure of life and we need to make the most of it.