I get so absorbed in the books I'm reading, it's as if I'm in a completely different world! This morning, outside on the back porch with my Kindle (and a cup of coffee, of course), a squirrel climbed down the side of the house with his little paws scratching and caused me to leap, literally, out of my chair. The disturbance brought me back to reality in a heartbeat, tearing me away from the coal mining days and the love story blooming in Chestnut, Illinois. Pam Hillman obviously has me more than hooked me with her novel, Stealing Jake.
Does this happen to every reader? Is becoming lost in the words on the page (or screen, in some cases) a sign that the book you're reading is indeed a good one?