So Many Books, So Little Time is hosting the 30 Day Book Challenge. Each day for 30 days I'll be answering one question about books.
Day Twenty-Two: A book you wish was real life
I'm going to be cliché here and say:
J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. Like most people who have read these books I am heartily disappointed that the world doesn't work like this, that there isn't a Hogwarts, that there isn't a whole population of witches and wizards living in secret. Now, obviously, if these books were real then I still might not know about the world of magic, but I'd like to think that the universe isn't cruel enough to make me live as a Muggle.
There are things about these books that I wouldn't want to be real--He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, for one thing--but if I could live as a wizard I'd be okay with there being dangers as long as in the end things turned out all right. The good in these books--Hogsmeade, moving pictures, Quidditch, spells--outweighs the bad in my mind.