BTT – Other Worlds


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?

Okay, I was just going to take a pass on BTT this week, but I couldn’t resist this question! In the few minutes between school shopping and registration, housecleaning, cooking dinner and reading, I want to tackle this question. :-D

Any particular worlds from books I would love to live in… There are several books that I’ve read that I can’t help fantasizing about living there. Lord of the Rings, Narnia, and Eragon are some of the more fantastical worlds to live in. I would love to be Stephanie Plum, too. I’d love to have a Grandma Mazzur. And how can you not fantasize about being Elizabeth Bennett with Mr. Darcy (especially if he looks like Colin Firth)!

Where would I NOT want to live? I definately wouldn’t want to live in some of Palahniuk’s worlds, or Bentley Little’s…. or Stephen King. Pretty much any world a monster’s gonna eat me is a world I DON’T want to live in. But others less fantastical would be: Don’t want to live in the world of The Giver (too oppressive and controlled), Farenheit 451 (ditto),and any world created by the Marquis de Sade (no explanation necessary, I hope).

If I were a character who would I want to write me? Janet Evanovich could make my life fun and sexy, with just enough danger to keep life interesting. Jane Austen could make it romantic with a bit of satire. Maybe Andrew Davidson, he could make it epic and full of love, but I wouldn’t want to be crazy or burnt to a crisp to get it.

I know… Dr. Seuss could write it. He could make it fun and colorful with just enough of a hint of love without being porny with it, and I know there wouldn’t be any monsters to get me, because all his monsters are good :-D

13 Responses

  1. I love the Dr. Seuss idea…I think I’d be a Who. What about you?

  2. Fun! I didn’t think of Dr. Seuss!

  3. Okay, I may have to change my answer because, you’re right, Dr. Seuss IS the one author I would trust.

  4. Great answer :-)
    I love the idea of having Dr. Seuss write one’s life story. How fun.

  5. Dr. Suess! Great answer! (and a very unoriginal comment I just made, but still… I liked the answer! ) :)

  6. Oh I wish I’d chosen Seuss, too. Good for you. A life well-lived should be set to a great rhyme.

  7. Hooray for Stephanie Plumb!! I was feeling a little “immature” having wrote that myself…after reading some hard-core literary types answers, but this made me feel right at home. :~)
    And Dr. Suess…. yay!

  8. Hey, I would take a Colin Firth Mr. Darcy any day!

  9. Ohhh Bentley Little is a definite no-no – I got shivery at Wal-Mart for weeks after reading The Store :)

  10. I want to live in either a fantasy world or a sci find world.

  11. well, I am not sure I would really want to live in the ‘Burg — a la Janet Evanovich. . . . but check out Cooking with Ideas at http://www.cookingwithideas.typepad.com

  12. Great mentions..I am tempted..
    :D

    Here is my BTT post

  13. I do wish I had a grandmother like Grandma Mazur! She’s such a hoot.

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