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August 08, 2008

Booking Through Thursday: Other Worlds

Bookish , Jumping on the bandwagon

Coming in late on this because I was home sick yesterday...

This week's question:

Are there any particular worlds in books where you'd like to live?

Of course! Isn't that the point of reading? :) Oh, so many... I guess Avonlea would top my list. But really, I read for characters and setting, not plot. Most of my favorite books are favorites at least partly because I want to live in them. Let's see. Also on the list would be Hogwarts (but preferably at a happy, peaceful time), Jane Haddam's Cavanaugh Street, St. Mary Mead, the Chalet School, various of Louisa May Alcott's and Jane Austen's settings... it goes on and on.

Or where you certainly would NOT want to live?

Well, any of the ones with wars and such. Or the one in Feed. I'm sure there are others, but I tend not to like those books so much, so I'm not thinking of them.

What about authors? If you were a character, who would you trust to write your life?

I have a "piece of flair" on my Facebook saying "Sarah Dessen, will you write the rest of my life?" So yeah, she'd probably be my first choice. Madeleine L'Engle, too. Jane Austen. L.M. Montgomery. (Anne's adulthood was a little boring for readers, sure, but she was happy.) Much as I love Alcott, I would not trust her to write the rest of my life, because I have not forgiven her for the whole Jo/Laurie/Amy debacle. Maybe Stephenie Meyer, although I'm only halfway through Breaking Dawn, so I reserve the right to take that back. Maybe Marisa de los Santos.

Posted by Kat at August 8, 2008 05:22 PM

I am soooo with you on the Alcott thing. Most people think I'm a freak for holding out on that for the past... 20 years or so but I'm not giving in! That's not the way it was supposed to go!!

Posted by: yarnlibrarian at August 11, 2008 04:44 PM

#1 Avonlea. (we /almost/ went to PEI for our vacation.)

#2 Valdemar. (from wiki The fictional country of Valdemar in the world of Velgarth via Mercedes Lackey)

Posted by: penny at August 11, 2008 05:20 PM
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