Monday, November 26, 2012

Novel Thoughts #2: Fictional Worlds


Welcome to week two of Novel Thoughts! We've got an awesome discussion topic this week, coming from Sarah at Sarah's YA Blog. Here it is:
If you could live in the world of any book, which would it be? And which fictional world would scare you the most if you woke up there tomorrow?
I'm seriously in love with this topic. I've spent way too much time thinking about what it would be like to suddenly pop-up in one of my favorite books and live with my beloved characters. So with a bit of deliberation, I decided that if I had a choice to join any literary world, it would be the world brought to us in Cornelia Funke's Inkheart trilogy.

 


For those who haven't read the series: Inkheart is set in our world with one major addition—there are a few (and I mean few) people called Silvertongues who can read things out of books—meaning that when something is mentioned in a book (a thing, an animal, a person) it might suddenly leave the book and appear in the room. (It works vice-versa as well. Things—and people—can disappear into the book that's being read.)


So I think this answer might be a bit of a cheat—assuming I could find a Silvertongue, I'd be able to visit all the fictional worlds I wanted.

And on to the second question: the answer for me is most likely The Forest of Hands and Teeth Trilogy by Carrie Ryan.

  

If you don't know anything about this series, let me explain very briefly: zombies. And although reading the books themselves didn't scare me, I know I'd be scared out of my mind if I was living in a world half-full of undead people.

So those are my picks! Let me know how you would answer that question, then check out the other posts with the links below. (And don't forget to submit your own ideas here! If your idea is picked, you'll be offered a chance to do do a guest post like Sarah!)

  

What fictional world would you want to live in?

8 comments:

  1. Ugh. I hate that this is the second time I have to write down my comments. Oh well. :d I love your answer! Inkheart would totally be an awesome world to live in. Same with FOH&T. Well actually not. I wouldn't even know since I haven't read them. lol. I guess I should. GREAT ANSWER CHEY! *hugs* Happy Monday.

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    1. Haha, that's fine! You should especially check out Inkheart if you have the time, though. It's a great series. (: Thank you! (:

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  2. Oh my gosh, I didn't even think of Inkheart! I wish I had, because that's a totally cool answer, Chey! I miss that world--maybe a re-read is in order? (:

    I still have yet to read the Forest of Hands and Teeth, and I know what you mean! I could read the book without even thinking it was scary (different zombie book), and yet if I lived there, I would be scared TO DEATH. Great post, Chey! *hug* :)

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    1. Whew, I thought it might be too cheat-ish. I want to re-read it too! *cue Inkheart re-reading party*

      Hahaha, I'm glad I'm not the only one! But I get the feeling I would be scared to death of a lot of book worlds. So. Many. Dystopians.

      Thanks! :D

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  3. I've only read the first in the Inkheart series. That would be a great world to live in! And all I needed to know about the other series was "zombies" and I'm in complete agreement: eeek! :)

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    1. Hahaha, I think once you've read one zombie book, you're sure that you don't want to live in any zombie book world! (: Thanks for dropping by!

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  4. I would be scared to live in a world full of zombies to. I found you through Book Blogs and I'm now your newest follower! I hope you are having a great Wednesday and I'd love it if you would stop by for a visit sometime if you get the chance. :)

    Leigh Ann
    MaMa's Book Corner

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    1. Awe, thank you! (: I'll definitely go and check out your blog. (:

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