Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Why I Love...Book Worlds

Oh man.  How many times have I lost myself in an alternate reality via a good book?  Countless...honestly!  Nothing can beat being so immersed in a book and envisioning that atmosphere so completely that you feel as if you're an integral part of it.  For that reason alone this week's Why I Love deals with Book Worlds.  I've tried to branch out in my Why I Love responses so that they aren't redundant AND to show that I read a lot of different things.  However, absolutely nothing, I mean NOTHING, can top the world that JK Rowling created in the Harry Potter series.  For that reason alone my favorite book world is, hands down, without a doubt, Hogwarts and everything that goes with it!

I've imagined walking down those very halls and experiencing everything that comes with being a student at Hogwarts.  From the moving staircases, the variety of professors, the forbidden floors, the ghosts, and so much more.  Being able to conjure up such an amazingly vivid world, as Rowling did, is pure genius.  Her ability in fleshing every little aspect out is enviable and admirable.  Essentially, Rowling is a visionary of magical proportions and I applaud her in every way.
How much of a dork am I?  Do I care?  NOPE!
I've racked my brain trying to think of another book world that I would love to be a part of (for variety) and, honestly, I can't really think of any.  Well, maybe The Shire from The Lord of the Rings, but nothing else from that realm. While there are so many books that I love, I wouldn't necessarily want to live in that specific world.  Most have something truly atrocious or slightly off about them.  And, even though this same problem can be applied to the wonderful world of Hogwarts, there's just something about it that makes you want to live there despite the constant threat.  LONG LIVE HOGWARTS!!!!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Haha! Our posts are so much alike. Lol. Great minds think alike :)

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