Reading, for me, is entertainment and an escape from the real world. But it can also inform and stretch the boundaries of the life I live.
'Perhaps we will have trouble sleeping at night,' the doctor said, and a little chill went around the table, darkening the light of the silver and the bright colors of the china, a little cloud that drifted through the dining room and brought Mrs. Dudley after it. 'It's five minutes of two,' Mrs. Dudley said.
Mrs. D is creepy as hell, but I feel more than a little sorry for her.