Friday, 20 May 2011

Book Blogger Hop

This week I'm taking part in the Book Blogger Hop, hosted by Crazy for Books.

Book Blogger Hop 

 "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?"

I was going to say something recent and common, like the world of Harry Potter, but this question made me think back to when I was a kid and I truly believed that these fictional places I read about could exist and I wished so hard that I could be part of them. So I choose, from my childhood reading days, the world of Enid Blyton's Magic Faraway Tree. For those of you who haven't read these staples of a British kid's literary education, the Faraway Tree grew in the Enchanted Wood and every week a different land came to the top of it and you could reach this land by climbing up the tree. Anyway, some of these lands weren't so great, like Topsy-Turvy land, but all manner of adventures were to be had and the child protagonists were usually rewarded at the end with a land that kicked ass, like the Land of Presents or the Land of Take-What-You-Want. These lands did exactly what they said on the tin - in them you could have any present or take anything you wanted. That sounded amazing to me as a child and I'm not sure anything has sounded as good since.

6 comments:

  1. That sounds like a great place. To answer your question I would like to specialize in Fire. Thanks for stopping by my blog and have a great weekend!

    Bookgirl @ My Book addiction

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  2. 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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  3. Wow, I'd forgotten about the Faraway Tree! When I was younger I wanted to go to Mallory Towers, was so disappointed not to be sent to boarding school!

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  4. Harry has done it again....he is quite popular. :)

    Stopping by from the blog hop....stop by my blog if you like.

    I would like to live in Louise Penny's fictional town of Three Pines.

    Have a fun hop.

    Elizabeth

    http://silversolara.blogspot.com

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  5. BookGirl - Fire's a good pick. I'd like Spirit, if there wasn't one hell of a downside to it!

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  6. Just hopping on through to your site. Not being from the UK, I am unfamiliar with the Magic Faraway Tree. I will have to familiarize myself now. Great site btw.

    www.conorpdempesey.com

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