Readers know that books offer an escape, and folks, let’s be honest right now, many of us are just looking to escape our homes. The coronavirus has inspired a considerable amount of fear in our society. I’m not going to sugarcoat it, the disease is scary, the news we see from Italy is horrific and we know that the number of sick people here will creep up before the pandemic is resolved. However, I am a humble book nerd and I’m not here to throw more statistics at you about the coronavirus. I’m here to offer a bit of a distraction and maybe a laugh.
I’ve noticed the coronavirus has also inspired some new trends for today’s society; social distancing, toilet paper hoarding and a newfound (and well-deserved) respect for grocery store and delivery personnel. As I write this I have been working from home for more than two weeks and while I luckily have a small four-legged companion who does the silliest things to keep me laughing, I am in need of a literary vacation.