Booking Through Thursday – Live in

On BTT this week:

If you had to choose to live within a novel, which would it be?

This is a difficult question since I do read books which are realistic and fantastical.

When I was a child, I wanted to be Wendy in Peter Pan and Lucy in Lion, the Witch in the Wardrobe. I also really liked the idea of having a daemon in the His Dark Materials trilogy. Though the problem with fantasy-adventure books is how dangerous they are for the characters.

Also, I read a lot of historical fiction, but if anyone ever asks me if I would go back in time, I still wouldn’t know what era to choose. All things in the past had their good (clothing, chivalry, food) and bad (lack of women’s rights, lack of toilet paper). For example, I really like Pride and Prejudice and most people seem lovely in it, but I can’t imagine wanting to live as a Regency woman.

Alright, I think it’s best to stick with the children’s books so Harry Potter post-Voldemort and the world of the Winnie the Pooh.

What about you?


  1. Michael says:

    The Hundred Acre Woods would be fun.

    And while I think the fantasy worlds would be beautiful, you’re right about the dangers involved in living there. It might be fun to visit, though.

    • athena says:

      Hi Michael. I always liked how Christopher Robin seemed to go away and come back to the Hundred Acre Woods. Many worlds are good for us book travellers, but not necessarily to live through. Thanks!

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