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Question of the Reading Week

September 13, 2013

If you could go to any fictional world for just one day, where would you go?

I’m thinking about Lorien in the springtime.

Tell me where in the comments.

22 Comments leave one →
  1. September 13, 2013 8:13 am

    I would love to go to Lake Como, Italy, in Anita Hughes’ latest book.

    • September 13, 2013 10:06 am

      That’s a wish that could, conceivably, be granted!

  2. September 13, 2013 8:17 am

    Wonderland. Definitely Wonderland.

  3. RonG permalink
    September 13, 2013 9:03 am

    Interestingly, Lorien in the spring is never seen in The Lord of the Rings. Frodo only sees it in winter.

    MiddleEarth aside, perhaps Oz, or Barsoom, or Narnia are other obvious choices. I was thinking of the mountain kingdom above the snow in Tatsinda, by Elizabeth Enright. Or the kingdom of Binn, the land completely below sea level in The King’s Stilts by Dr. Seuss, that is protected by Patrol Cats.

    • September 13, 2013 10:04 am

      All places I’d go with you…
      Galadriel says, at one point, that if Frodo thinks Lorien is beautiful in autumn, he should have seen it in spring. I want to see it then!

  4. September 13, 2013 9:09 am

    E. M. Forster’s Edwardian England.

    • September 13, 2013 10:05 am

      Hugh, Ron and I were doing something, the other day, and we thought of you and commented that you were British at heart.

  5. September 13, 2013 12:20 pm

    So many places I’d want to go but at the moment the one that pops up to first place is the Italian castle in Elizabeth von Arnim’s Enchanted April.

    • September 15, 2013 10:36 pm

      Oh, what a wonderful story! Thanks for posting it here!

  6. September 13, 2013 6:17 pm

    Any world in Iain Bank’s Culture universe.

    • September 15, 2013 10:39 pm

      In that universe, though, would you be satisfied to stay on one world? Wouldn’t you want a ship with a funny name?

      • September 17, 2013 6:18 pm

        Oh they’re not funny, they’re clever. And actually I’d like to be a Mind.

        • September 17, 2013 8:36 pm

          I can see you as one. Possibly because that’s a bit how I do see you, over the internets.

  7. September 13, 2013 9:00 pm

    Oooo. I think maybe the England of Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell. It seems manageably familiar enough that I wouldn’t collapse immediately, and there would also be enough cool and creepy stuff to make it worth the trip.

    • September 15, 2013 10:40 pm

      Interesting! You could have a cup of tea to get over your shock at any strange events in your day.

  8. September 17, 2013 10:47 am

    Tough question, maybe the world of Harry Potter?

    • September 17, 2013 1:19 pm

      Especially after the final book ends, so there’s no chance of running into Deatheaters! I thought walking through Hogsmeade in Orlando was pretty magical.

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