Friday, May 20, 2011

Book Blogger Hop 6

The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Jennifer at Crazy for Books.

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.

9 comments:

  1. Ooh, I would TOTALLY say Hogwarts. Done and done. :]

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  2. I know it! Wouldn't it be cool to poke around all the old hallways and classrooms at Hogwarts?

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  3. 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.

    Hop on over to my blog and be prepared for the unexpected – http://www.howardsherman.net

    Howard Sherman
    http://www.howardsherman.net

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  4. 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!

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  5. Thanks for stopping by Bitten Books. I'm following your blog now too :)

    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.

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  6. 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.

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  7. I agree on the places you wouldn't want to be.

    Stopping by from the blog hop....stop by my blog if you like.

    I would like to live in Louise Penny's fictional town of Three Pines.

    Have a fun hop.

    Elizabeth

    http://silversolara.blogspot.com

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  8. 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!


    Angie

    XOXO Angela's Anxious Life

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  9. By the way... add me as a Nook friend wsbronco@aol.com

    Angie

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