I had been shuffling through an increasingly large stack (hard copies and e-books) of partially read books, dipping in and out without making much progress on any one book.

For my week off at the beach, though, I decided to go all in on this fantasy novel, The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. 

And it’s been terrific. This was the debut novel by Rothfuss, and it’s living up to the near universal acclaim it received. 

It is beautifully written with clear, evocative prose, and it tells a compelling story filled with characters worth caring about. 

When the world seems too much with you, there’s nothing like a change of scenery. Take a vacation if you can get away. But at least, give your imagination an adventure with some invigorating fiction.