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Other Worlds – Booking Through Thursday

This week’s Booking Through Thursday question is:

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.)

I’ll do this in list form:

  • Any magical world: Harry Potter, His Dark Materials, etc. But only if I could have magic or have a cool daemon. I think my daemon is a fox, so that’d be cool.
  • Back in the day: Gone With the Wind, The Crimson Petal and the White, etc. The only problem with these worlds is you have to shit in a pot. No thanks. Very unladylike.
  • The Handmaid’s Tale. Definitely a sucky world to live.
  • First choice on a world to live in? A world that had The Wednesday Sisters in it. If I could be friends with them, then that would be enough. Friends can make or break your world.

You?

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25 Responses to “Other Worlds – Booking Through Thursday”

  1. Lynda

    Definately Not the Handmaid’s Tale world!

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  3. Melody

    Great answers, Trish!

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  4. Sally

    You have more courage than I do if you’d like to live in a magical world.

    I agree that friends can add so much to our lives.

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  5. Jen Forbus

    When I reviewed THE COLD DISH recently I mentioned that the book made me want to go and live with the characters. I would like the small town atmosphere, the influence of the Indians…the snow and cold, not so much…

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  6. Jennifer

    Ooh, good point about friends! I didn’t think of who you’d get to meet in the world. I went with sci fi in the end: hygienic + technology that’s almost as fun as magic.

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  7. Bluestocking

    Harry Potter was top of my list too!

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  8. Alix

    I want to see my daemon too!

    I couldn’t cope with the dresses back in the day, how did they eat?

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  9. gautami tripathy

    I too mentioned The Handmaid’s Tale!

    Here is my BTT post

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  10. Heather J.

    I would want to live on Pern, from Anne McCaffery’s books. Dragons and dragonriders, fire lizards, master harpers and master healers … aaahh, that would be the life!

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  11. readerville

    I loved The Crimson Petal and the White , but I don’t think I’d want to experience that lifestyle. I’d certainly trust Michel Faber to write my story, though.

    I’m halfway through The Handmaid’s Tale , and I couldn’t agree more…would definitely not want to live in that world.

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  12. Madeleine

    GONE WITH THE WIND oh my =) this must have been “messy” with all the crinolins, slips, pantaloons, stockings…and if you were in a hurry…..=( I’ll stop there.

    good answers

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  13. Meghan

    Oh, I forgot about His Dark Materials. I’d love a daemon. I’m not sure I’d like to live in the South of Gone with the Wind, idyllic as Margaret Mitchell makes it sound, although I wouldn’t mind a Rhett Butler of my own, especially if he looked like Clark Gable …

    On a different note, I really need to read The Wednesday Sisters.

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  14. Aria

    Back in the day would be nice, minus the problems you mentioned, but not in the middle of a war. I would be more attracted to Jane Austen’s novels. If there are guys out there like Mr. Darcy and Mr. Knightly, I am all for it.

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  15. Bobbi's Book Nook

    The Harry Potter world is cool! I would also like to live in the Tesseract (A Wrinkle in Time).

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  16. softdrink

    I nixed Harry because I’m scared of Voldemort. And the jellybeans.

    I’m so with you on the toilets. I had to use an outhouse as a kid…never again.

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  17. Becca

    Oh, I’d love to be one of the Wednesday Sisters too! Or part of the Friday Night Knitting Club 🙂

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  18. Confuzzled Books

    Never thought of that with Gone With the Wind. Definately a mark on the negative for having to go in a pot.

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  19. mellymel

    yeah, not a big fan of 1984 world. anything where i’m a mindless lemming would be a no for me. also not so much snow flower & the secret fan. binding my size 11 feet is laughable.
    i can think of lots of books settings i’d like to inhabit…any of the austen books (empire waists = very flattering) and i seriously think i could enjoy the jet setting life of the jewel thief/crime solving lady in the Marnie David Kellogg books.

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  20. Joanne

    The “Gone With The Wind” world would be so fabulous IF they had modern plumbing and newer fastening systems for the clothing – I cant imagine how long it would take to get into one of those dresses!

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  21. carol

    I loved the Harry Potter books.

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  22. Kim L

    The other problem with living in the good old days…. childbirth sans drugs. And no antibiotics.

    So living in a world where women aren’t allowed to go out and so much as read a sign not so appealing? Yeah, I have to agree with you on that one.

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  23. Elizabeth

    Mmm… I think I’d want to live in the Penderwick’s world… lovely country house in the woods. Plenty of summer relaxation. You know, exactly the opposite of what I have now. 🙂

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  24. Literary Feline

    If I lived in a magical world, I would definitely want to have magical gifts too. I wonder what my daemon would be?

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  25. Megan

    Love the observation about the pot!
    I am very happy here in my world, thank you very much. But I would like to visit a whole number of them.

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