Do you ever put yourself in a book you’re reading? I do all the time.
Not necessarily always into the action with the characters, but more often replacing the main characters with myself, and thinking, how would I do? This is especially true of dystopian or catastrophe stories. Would I survive a zombie apocalypse? Or a volcano act? What would I do if I was stranded by myself after a disaster?
I think that’s part of the appeal of fiction. It lets you imagine scenarios that you’ll probably never face, or honestly, survive if you did face.
I don’t do this picturing for every book I read, but I do for most of them. I find it fun to do, and consider it an extension of my reading experience. Do you ever do this? Do you have a favourite scenario or genre?