Thursday, August 7, 2008

Booking Through Thursday: Other Worlds

Question suggested by Miko

Are there any particular worlds in books where you’d like to live?
Or where you certainly would NOT want to live?
What about authors? If you were a character, who would you trust to write your life?
(This came to me when reviewing a Jonathan Carroll book - I’m not sure I’d like to live in the worlds of his books.)

There's many futuristic worlds I would NOT want to live in. I would not want to experience the world of Uglies, Pretties and Specials. I wouldn't want to be in the world of The Giver, or the world created in the Shadow Children series. Or Brave New World or 1984.... all those books are much much too bleak and sad and scary.

Fantasy worlds would be too hard for me too. Middle Earth? Too scary. Mistborn? Too scary. Twilight? Vampires... too scary. It appears I'm a wimp!

Jane Austen's world. Hmmm... some good stuff and some bad stuff. To live without modern conveniences... too hard. But to live in a slower-paced world... a world where you go for walks a lot, and sew, and read, and talk, and play cards for your evening entertainment... that sounds kind of nice actually.

So a world where I'd like to live.... hmmm... maybe Shannon Hale's Bayern after all the problems are finally solved. Her world doesn't seem too scary really. Oh... I know! I want to go live in Green Gables with Anne! Perfect! Yeah... there's my world!

And as for an author that I'd trust to write my story? Another hard hard question here. Can I stick with Shannon Hale again? I can think of TONS I'd rather not write my story. Stephen King comes to mind right off. I'd love for Markus Zusak to attempt it, but my life is much much too boring for him I'd think.

Wow... enough rambling on the BTT question this week! 'Till next week then.


  1. Those are very good answers, original!

  2. Wow, I'd never thought of it like that before. That's some good food for thought.

  3. Sad in Brave New World--take some soma!

    I agree that King would NOT be my choice!

  4. The Austen world would be amazing for the slower pace but I would miss the modern technology.

  5. If I did live in a world with supernatural creatures or magic, I would definitely want to have my own magical gift or special skills so I could better survive.



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