"'A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one."
Brazilian reader with way too much time in her hands. My mother dropped me in my head when I was four. It shows in my reviews.
It's been some time since I last saw a book that explains it's world building so well. The main point here is that reality isn't something "fixed" it can be changed to create portals to other places. They do a great job of showing that.