Friday, May 20, 2011
Book Blogger Hop!
It's Friday and that means it's time to hop! Every Friday, Jennifer from Crazy for Books hosts the Book Blogger Hop. A question is asked and hundreds of bloggers answer it, hopping from blog to blog to see what everyone else has said.
This week's question is: If you were given the chance to spend one day in a fictional world (from a book), which book would it be from and what would that place be?
My answer: There are so many books that I could answer this question with, some more literary than others. I think, in the end, it would have to be Diagon Alley from the Harry Potter series. While I would love to spend time in Deanna Raybourn's vision of Transylvania, the far reaches of space that permeate sci-fi novels, or the beautiful British countryside of an Austen tome, Diagon Alley is a place that no one can really visit. It simply doesn't exist. For the right price I could go to Europe or, when technology finally permits, into space, but I can never really go to the magical world that J.K. Rowling built for her novels.
Why, out of the magical locales I could have picked, did I decide on Diagon Alley? Because there's so much to do and to see. Hogwarts is only great if you can actually go to school there and it really doesn't offer many friend-making opportunities for those of us over the age of seventeen. But in London's magical street there are people from all over the world of all shapes and sizes and colors and ages. There's also tons of stores that offer a feast for the eyes. It would be like being a kid in a very large candy shop where most of the candy can probably bite you.
So, what did you guys pick?