This week's question is:
"If you were given the chance to spend one day in a fictional world (from a book), which book would it be from and what would that place be?"
Gosh, this is a pretty similar question to the last time I participated in the Hop. I don't want to say Hogwarts again, so I've got to pick something else. The only trouble is, I've been reading lots of dystopian lately, and while it's interesting to read about, I certainly wouldn't want to go there, even for a visit. Let me give you a few examples:
- a cold and mysterious boarding school filled with undead Latin scholars
- a miserable slave camp where the inmates are beaten daily yet live for hundreds of years
- a hoarder's house full of a decade's worth (at least) of muck and trash
- a high school filled with hyperactive teens who can't wait to whore themselves out to the highest bidder so they can sell their children
Ugh! No thanks! I wouldn't want to spend even an hour in any of those places, much less a whole day.
Let's say, Rivendell, then. Sure! Tolkien's Lord of the Rings inspired nearly every fantasy that has come after it, so why not visit the original Elven city? Elegant, courtly living in treehouses sounds wonderful.