I think most people love to travel, and have a wishlist of places to visit. One way is to travel is through books. For one with imagination, it can be quite satisfying too, even if the experience isn’t the same. I had heard of Jules Verne’s Extraordinary Voyages collection, but hadn’t read any. This was my first Verne book.
The power of the written word is such that it draws attention. The words accepted by some, ignored by some and at times, protested against by some. But we do forget that it is knowledge, useful to few people. Yes, words can incite extreme reactions, but to burn books is to burn knowledge, and that would definitely be cause for alarm.