Having spent the past few days reading to grandkids at bedtime, it’s been terrific to see how “into the story” they get each time. It’s not just “a story” to them, but an “experience.” That, of course, is what each writer hopes to achieve, writing something so compelling that the reader is transported “into” the story.
I remember the expression my Mom used in describing my own absorption into books. “That kid always has his nose buried in some book. It’s funny he doesn’t just jump inside.”
Little did she know, I already had.