I really like survivor shows. Not the actual Survivor. Shows like Man Vs. Wild and Out Of The Wild...apparently I also like shows with Wild in the title, but that's probably a post for another day.
These shows make the average person (me) feel like they could survive in any situation. I could be dropped in the wilderness with nothing but a pocket knife, fashion a shelter using nature's materials, forage for food using a handmade spear, and live comfortably for sixteen years.
Why not? They do it that way on TV.
That's what I want my reading experience to be like. I want a world so real that I feel like a giant might show up on my doorstep, ready to recruit me to wizarding school, or like I could win a battle to the death to earn food for my district.
Some books are like this to me. So real, I feel like I could do it. So, the next time you're thinking about a survival trip or feeling like going to biology class to meet a vampire who craves your blood, give me a call. I can probably give you some advice.