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.
Ooh, I would TOTALLY say Hogwarts. Done and done. :]ReplyDelete
I know it! Wouldn't it be cool to poke around all the old hallways and classrooms at Hogwarts?ReplyDelete
I’ve seen a lot of great picks and gathered some fresh titles to add to my ever-growing TBR list. My answer will probably stun most people because the world I picked is a place most people would be scared to death of and try to escape from. Me? I want in.ReplyDelete
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Hi, Madigan. Thanks for stopping by, and thank you for the nice compliments on my blog. I like it a lot, as well. :) Rivendell is definitely a good one. I could get on board with that. Talk about peaceful and picturesque!ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by Bitten Books. I'm following your blog now too :)ReplyDelete
Rivendell would be an awesome place to visit! I've got the agree with you 100% on worse places ever in dystopians. I'm reading Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder right now and I can't imagine how horrible it would be to visit there.
I read Inside Out too, but I'm afraid to say anything for fear of spoilers! Hmmm. I have the sequel which I've been meaning to read, but haven't gotten to yet.ReplyDelete
I agree on the places you wouldn't want to be.ReplyDelete
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I would like to live in Louise Penny's fictional town of Three Pines.
Have a fun hop.
So glad you caught my spelling mistake! Rivendale would be beautiful. I don't know if I would want to be an actual elf though. They live way too long!ReplyDelete
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