This week’s Booking Through Thursday asks:
Are there any particular worlds in books where you’d like to live?
Or where you certainly would NOT want to live?
What about authors? If you were a character, who would you trust to write your life?
When I was reading through the questions, I was thinking, “What fictional world would I want to live in?” My mind immediately went to fantastical settings, because I get enough real life here in my real life.
But then I read the last question: “Who would I trust to write my life?”
Immediately I thought of Jan Karon. I would choose to live in the small-town of Mitford. Yes, I would trust her to write my life, and I would love to live in a world where people are kind, quirky, and where there’s hope for second chances. I’d love knowing that I might run into Father Tim who would surely give me a cheerful “hello,” and Barnabas might give me a big thump of a wag. And I would finally be able to taste one of Esther’s Orange Marmalade cakes, because it’s the kind of thing that someone in that kind of town would do to welcome a newcomer, right?
It’s a small town, which I don’t think would be my first preference for a fantasy world in which to reside, but they have a bookstore and a bakery. What more would I need?
What about you? Where would you want to live or not live? Check out other worlds where people would like to live in the comments section of Other Worlds.
Managing Editor Jennifer Donovan is a contributing editor at 5 Minutes for Mom. She has been blogging at Snapshot for over two years. You’ll almost always find her holding either a book, a fork, a child’s hand, her laptop, or some combination therein.