me, gesturing with my mug and sloshing tea everywhere: see, the important thing to consider is that books are magic, this is a fundamental truth of the matter
person whose house i have broken into in order to lecture them from the nearest armchair: interesting, can u elaborate
me, pensively sipping tea in an intellectual manner: yeah, see, ok, so you open a book, and there’s, a story there? characters? plot? and then you feel stuff? you see.