Home Away From Home

Howdy, howdy! How’s everyone doing this fine Wednesday? It’s the first week of November. Can you believe that? Thanksgiving will be tomorrow, Christmas next week, and 2023 the day after that. At least that’s how it feels. Another year slipping by. But that’s okay! We’re not here to be all maudlin just because time’s a jerk. We’re here today to ramble about bookish things! I found another one of those pick a number things, so that’s what I’ll be blogging about for the foreseeable future. I only posted the request for numbers between 1 and 15 a few minutes ago, so I’ve only got 13 and 7 so far, but I’m sure at least a couple of more people will choose something. You can choose too by commenting here or on my social media profiles or telling me or carrier pigeon. Whatever. The first picture will be the prompts. It’s from national book lovers day (I’m late, I know), so you may have seen it already. Anyway, the lovely Ana chose 13, so I will be rambling about books that make me want to live in fictional worlds!

Which book made me want to live in a fictional world? Most of them? People usually say Narnia, Hogwarts, or Middle Earth and I can’t exactly argue. I know it’s a problematic world (it always was, even before JK went off the deep end), but I would’ve been down for Hogwarts as a kid. Magic provides a lot of work arounds to being cripple. It would’ve been great. Middle Earth would’ve been cool too. Who doesn’t want to live with elves? At least as a kid. Now, I’d be a hobbit all the way. Never have to leave the shire? Live quietly? PO-TAY-TOES! I am so there. Narnia, on the other hand, never appealed to me. Even as a kid. It was a fun story, but I never wanted to join in.

I’m trying really hard to think of worlds I wanted to join when I was younger, but considering I mostly read Stephen King… no thanks. I was perfectly happy watching those stories from the outside. And now that I’m older (read that as ancient), mostly of the fictional places that I want to live are idyllic small town USA spots or tiny English villages. Both of which are hotbeds of murder with some nosey chick who solves all the crimes before the police. I’d gladly be a background character in one of those worlds.

Mostly, I’m into worlds that are only slightly different from the one we live in. A medieval adventure sounds great, but even if I weren’t cripple, I wouldn’t survive a week. I’d eat the wrong berries or mushrooms and die. And a future world? Probably dead within a week as well. Not sure how it would happen, but it would. I love reading about those worlds, but nah.

What about you? What fictional worlds did you want to live in growing up? What about now? As always, feel free to leave your questions or comments or whatever here or on my social media pages! And pick a number. Since I’ve been writing this post, we’re up to 13, 7, 2, 8, 3, and 10!

7 thoughts on “Home Away From Home

  1. I pick #1.

    “To Kill a Mockingbird” made me cry as a college student reading it on Spring Break. My ex-girlfriend told me the movie never did anything to her, so I see why I didn’t need her! She had joined a sorority and had become such an uppity bitch anyhow.

    LONG LIVE BO RADLEY, SCOUT, JEM, DOLPHUS RAYMOND, and ATTICUS FINCH.

    As a child, this book made me cry by Beverly Clearly, “Dear Mr. Henshaw” .
    It is about a boy from a family that doesn’t have a lot, whose Mother separates from his Father. He has to write a favorite author for a school project as a pen pal. He is reluctant but likes the author’s letters in return, so they continue back and forth into a book about his life via the letters. The concept is very interesting because the boy grows older and his writing better as well. There is also a sequel too called “Strider”. I never read that one. He gets a dog, and girlfriend in that in his teenage life I read in the reviews. I think he loses the dog too, and I just had one of precious cats die, and I am shedding some tears now. It’s been tough recently. I have been looking for a better job to pay my bills and had to take a part time warehouse job for now. Just be strong like Shawna, I say 😉

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dear_Mr._Henshaw

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    1. Awww, I’m so sorry about your cat. Losing a furbaby is hard. And good luck on the job hunt! I’m sure you’ll find something great. Until then, at least the warehouse job gives you some support. ❤

      I'll have to check out Dear Mr. Henshaw! It sounds really interesting. And I'll add #1 to the blog post list! It'll probably go live on January 18th or February 1st. It depends on whether I do something special on January 11th or do one of these posts.

      Thanks so much for your comments! I really appreciate you!

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