Friday, May 20, 2011

Book blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop
The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by the wonderful Jennifer of Crazy-for-Books. Each weeks bloggers unite to tackle the same question with a multitude of inspired and interesting answers.

Question: If you were given the chance to spend a day in a fictional world, which book would it be and what place would that be? 


My Answer: While J.K. Rowling's magical world came to mind my final answer would have to be the worlds created by Diana Wynne Jones in her Crestomanci series. Her world relies on the idea that at every major event there are at least two possible outcomes, and rather that it simply being one or the other, the world splinters and creates two side along worlds where both outcomes are a possibility. So there are worlds similar to ours where the scientific path was chosen while a similar world exists where magic rules. No one knows how many worlds exist, but the guess is they're somewhere into the hundreds and each world is unique and amazing. There are water worlds with mermaids, worlds with dragons soaring across their skies and hundreds of unique languages, religious systems and magical powers. If I had a day I'd run from world to world experiencing as many amazing magical places as possible, accruing as many magical memories as I possibly could!

18 comments:

  1. I haven't read any of her novels, although I keep hearing great things from bloggers and authors alike. I remember several people, including Neil Gaiman, raving about her and mourning her death last month. I'm going to have to read some of her stuff because it all sounds so interesting.

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  2. New follower! Thanks for stopping by the blog! And that's an interesting concept there about the two split worlds depending on what choices are made.

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  3. Thanks for stopping by Bitten Books! I'm following your blog now too :)

    I'm not familiar with that Diana Wynne Jones series but I've read a few of her others books so I can only imagine how amazing that one is. She manages to make places so insanely unique and interesting.

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  4. Definitely check her out, it's a crime how few people seems to know her work. I've made it my life's mission to recommend her work to absolutely everyone, regardless of what their particular literary predilections are!

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  5. Wow, that sounds so cool! I have never heard of this series before but I seriously need to check it out. That is fascianting and so many endless experiences to be had! I can see why you'd choose it :) Thanks for putting these books on my radar!

    And yay for a fellow Aussie blogger :D New follower!

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  6. It's good to meet a fellow Aussie book blogger, there seriously aren't enough of us!

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  7. Coming through on the blog hop. Its a popular choice of place to be.

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  8. I'm reading the Chrestomanci series right now, and I have to agree with you - it's pretty awesome! Great choice :)

    Here's mine: http://peskypiksipesternomi.blogspot.com/2011/05/book-blogger-hop.html

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  9. I have never heard of the Crestomanci series. It sounds really interesting, I am going to have to try the first one- great choice!

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  10. I’ve seen a lot of great picks and gathered some fresh titles to add to my ever-growing TBR list. My answer will probably stun most people because the world I picked is a place most people would be scared to death of and try to escape from. Me? I want in.

    Hop on over to my blog and be prepared for the unexpected – http://www.howardsherman.net

    Howard Sherman
    http://www.howardsherman.net

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  11. I've been mulling over this question now for about three hours. Picking just one is never easy for me. I've read so many wonderful books over the years. Come see what I chose.

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  12. First-time visitor...neat background. Stopping by from the Blog Hop.

    I would want to be in Louise Penny's fictional city of Three Pines.

    Stop by my blog if you like.

    Elizabeth

    http://silversolara.blogspot.com

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  13. I chose HP's world like everybody else, but the one Jones created sounds fascinating. I've never read her books, but now it looks like I'll have to, just to "see" this world you're talking about.

    Glad to have found you via the Hop!

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  14. Just hopping through and wanted to say hello. Harry Potter seems to be the default answer to this prompt, so it's nice to see you choose an alternative. I'm not familiar with the Crestomanci series, but the premise is intriguing though. I am always left wondering what would have happened if I'd make a different decision on even the most minor of events.

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  15. Hi. Great Blog. I am a new follower via the blog hop. Would love to have to follow my blog at http://mylife-in-stories.blogspot.com

    Thanks. Donna

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  16. @Donna, thanks :) I'm following back on your blog too

    @Connor, I so nearly chose HP because it truly would be an amazing place to visit, but I figured there'd be dozens of people choosing it so I decided to try think outside the box! Definitely check out the Crestomanci series, it's YA but absolutely fantastic, definitely worth a read.

    @Pussreboots, Elizabeth, Susan, Howard, Anne, Priya...Thanks for stopping by! It was great to see all of your answers to this too

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  17. Hi there, I'm stopping by late for the Blog Hop. I love your answer even though I haven't heard of this series! I've heard of the author though, but can't remember if I've read her. I already went to Amazon and put them on my wish list. You have a great blog and it looks like you really have some thoughtful content. I'll be perusing it more after BEA. (New follower too!)

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  18. @Midnyte reader, thanks so much :) It's lovely to hear people like the things that come out of my head in such a haphazard manner!

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