I’ve recently come to the conclusion that no, I wouldn’t. The books I love to read tend to be jam-packed with conflict. I don’t want to flee through mosquito-ridden forests, fight enemies with my bare hands, or watch my best friends die!
Perhaps the neatest thing would be to step into a book once it’s done. Sort of at the epilogue stage? All that nasty conflict done away with, and plenty of time to sit down for a cup of cocoa and a chat. Talk about the characters’ adventures and their plans for the future.
Of course, books aren’t only filled with awful things happening, there’s also adventure, love and fun stuff. But I think I’d rather live through it vicariously by reading. That way, I get the good bits, but can avoid the dirt, pain and suffering. Live the adventure, skip the mosquitoes!
Perhaps that ought to be my author tagline. 😉