27 Jan WHAT IF…we had choices??
Wait, you mean we don’t??
Anyway, I think we left off this discussion talking about Grey’s Anatomy the WHAT IF episode coming up (next week, duh! Weren’t you paying attention??) and it spiraled into a CRAZY MIND EXPLOSION of what ifs!!! Right?
I’m sensing you’re not with me. Let’s recreate the love.
WHAT IF I told you the Grey’s What If show isn’t on until next Thursday?
WHAT IF you had to read a book instead??
WHAT IF all the books looked so horribly mundane now that you’d been teased by the possibility of alternate realities???
WHAT IF there were books that offered that too?!?!?!
HOLY MIND EXPLOSION!!!
OK, I think we’re back on track.
So speaking of mind explosions, wait for it… There ARE books that offer alternate realities!!!
Yes, these amazing books have been published by that super cool company that I’ve been talking about (mostly to myself because it was also super secret) for months now, Coliloquy.
I guess really, it’s enabled the incredibly talented authors to ask the “What If” questions, to envision the alternate realities, but then we, the readers, get to make choices and explore them!!
Look, I think there are some big, flashy, cool things being done in the digital/ebooks/media space, but this really isn’t one of them.
HA!! Bet you weren’t expecting that, were you?
But it’s true. This one is more subtle.
Because you’re just reading a book. A really good book. And then all of a sudden you have a choice:
Now I don’t know about you, but I’m not sure I know what to do with all these choices. I better go read them again. And again. Because I can do that, and it’s super cool.
I’m not sure why “super cool” has replaced SHIBUMI as the phrase of the day. I think my brain is just on maximum overload. Shibumi was practically invented for this event. Practically.
But you know what would be the shibumiest? If you were to go get one of these launch books—it doesn’t even just have to be Tawna Fenske’s because all four were excellent (Liz’s, Heidi’s, and Kira’s)—and then you told me how you liked it in the comments.
Or tell me something else.
Just comment. Because I like comments. Ok? Thanks.
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