A little bit about books, a little bit about life.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Other Worlds

This week's "Booking Through Thursday" Questions are:
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?

I would want to live in the world of Janet Evanovich's "Stephanie Plumb"!
She eats whatever she wants (mostly junk food) and never gains weight, men fall in love with her (hmmmm...but they also die around her), she has adventure, a funny grandma, a family who still sits around the dinner/supper table, but mostly she's hot and she has Joe Morelli.
Of course this falls in the FANTASY category. :~)

Or I would want to be in Gillian Roberts "Amanda Pepper" mystery world. Amanda is a prep-school English teacher in Pennsylvania, but her boy "friend" is CK Mackenzie from Alabama. His best line ever? (when letting Amanda know that being Southern didn't mean being stupid---sadly a misconception that northerners sometimes have. I am a westerner, so I am not included in those misconceptions....)
"I might talk slow... but I don't think slow", he said in his slow southern drawl, while running his deep blue eyes over her body. (I made that part up....running his deep blue eyes, etc)
Okay...I was hooked. In love!!

And no....I'm not a boy crazy 14 year old. LOL, I've just been reading a lot of series mysteries lately.
I also just finished "The Great Gatsby", a world I would not want to live in!! The partying, the drinking (not that I don't enjoy a nice glass of wine with dinner , the womanizing. The lives of the idle rich...not a world for me.

How about the world of "Anne of Green Gables"? Now there's a world that I could live in! I do talk a lot....although I don't have red hair, but I just loved Anne and her world with Marilla and Matthew, and later with Gilbert on Prince Edward Island.
I so wanted a Kindred Spirit!

And the author I would want to write my life would probably be Jan Karon. She does a good job of not making things "too" Pollyanna-ish, I think. But at the same time, she makes her characters lives so --- I can't think of the word I want ---so, envied maybe? Humorous and likable anyway.

When I was a boy crazy 14 year old, I would have wanted Mario Puzo to write my life. I had just read "The Godfather" (my parents had no idea!!!) and the Mafia life was very intriguing to me.
Thank goodness we grow up!


readerville said...

It didn't occur to me when I wrote my post, but I think I'd like the world of The Great Gatsby ...not the laziness of the "idle rich," as you aptly call them...but the fashion, the fabulous parties, and the romance. Fitzgerald could definitley make my life more interesting.

jlshall said...

Yes, Fitzgerald - forgot all about him. I might not like the world of Gatsby either. But I think I'd enjoy the world of "Babylon Revisited" - Paris in the Jazz Age would have been a great place to be.

Traci said...

I picked Jan Karon for my biography as well. I figured she'd make my life nice and simple.

Smilingsal said...

Folks, the Gatsby world had no air conditioning; I guess the August heat is getting to me. And Gatsby does not end up a happy man.
Now, Prince Edward Island would do it for me, as long as it has air conditioning!

Debbie said...

Well, I could be idle and I could be rich. I just don't think the two go good together. :~)
I'll have to check out "Babylon Revisited"
It is hot, hot, hot here in the high Nevada desert, so an idle afternoon in Mitford or Prince Edward Island still sounds great to me.

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