Monday, April 26, 2010

Listful Mondays: Book Places Not of this World I Want to Visit/See/Live In Forever and Ever

Book Places Not of This World that I Want to Visit/See/Live in Forever and Ever

Some worlds have names and some worlds, not so much. I've used the world name if I could, and the first book of the series when I couldn't. If the make-believe world was in our world, I had to use the book title as well. (I couldn't just keep saying Earth!)


All clear? Ready? (* = 'and sequels')
  1. Pern (Anne McCaffrey) - I can't even tell you how badly I want to be a dragon rider and have a fire lizard. Life. Long. Ambition.
  2. Krynn (Dragonlance - Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman) - To meet a kender... To Hang in Solace... To see the elven city with all the aspens... Ahhh...
  3. Hogwarts (Harry Potter - J.K. Rowling) - I'll go anywhere if I can wave a wand and have my dishes washed and dinner cooked.
  4. Fablehaven * (Brandon Mull) - Fairies. Brownies. Hugo.
  5. Midkemia (Raymond E. Fiest) - Castles + magic = Awesome.
  6. Garion's World (Belgariad - David Eddings) - Can I have Garion too?
  7. Prydain (Prydain Chronicles - Lloyd Alexander) - An oracle pig? I'm so there.
  8. The Lightning Thief * (Rick Riordan) -  Ambrosia, anyone?
  9. The Rowan * (Anne McCaffrey) - If I got to pick a super-power it would SO be telepath and port.
  10. Magyk * (Angie Sage) - I'd love to fly.
  11. Alagaesia (Christopher Paolini) - Sometimes you just want to join the battle for good and hack some people up. Though I'd prefer to have a dragon of my own!
  12. Sister's Grimm * (Michael Buckley) - Just keep me clear of Grandma's cooking!
  13. Narnia (C.S. Lewis) - Meeting Aslan would rock!
  14. Middle Earth (J.R.R. Tolkien) - Oh to see the elven forest and the hobbit village!
  15. The Sword of Shannara *(Terry Brooks) - I think the wishsong would be grand. And I could give Allanon a piece of my mind.
  16. Bayern (Shannon Hale) - I want to talk to the wind too.
  17. The Eye of the World * (Robert Jordan) - I'd like to see the white tower and other ogier architecture.
  18. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy * (Douglas Adams) - I find absurdity hilarious. I'm so over Earth.
  19. Alcatraz  Versus the Evil Librarains * (Brandon Sanderson) - I want my own talent. Maybe not washing dishes.
  20. Elantris (Brandon Sanderson) - Drawing + magic = Pretty Power.
  21. Mistborn * (Brandon Sanderson) - Metal...yum.
  22. Princess Academy (Shannon Hale) - I would enjoy communicating through stone.
Observations:
  1. There are many many worlds I DON'T want to visit. They include, but are not limited to, dystopian worlds. 
  2. I don't know how I'd ever pick just one. But there's a possibility the dragons would win out. Unless I could have Garion. :)
Where would you like to go?

{Next week: Book Pet Peeves.}

10 comments:

  1. Ah... I see you did the comment thing! :)

    Okay, so I've been thinking about this list and I've learned there are more places I'd really rather not visit than there are ones I do. So my list may be rather smallish. Many of your places I've never even heard of (are some of those books from the 90's? My guess is yes.) But anyway, we'll see what I come up with.... after I get home from work!

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  2. Oh nice. Look at the picture Yahoo has for me. That's me when I was 2 or something. I guess I should go update that profile to match everything else?

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  3. That is very true. I thought my list would be longer, too, but upon reflection I realized I'd rather not go there or there or there...

    And I have no idea about this comment thing yet. Jury is still WAY out.

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  4. I just put up a picture for me. How would I put up a picture for when I comment on wordpress blogs?

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  5. Fun list! Makes me want to travel.

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  6. This link: http://en.gravatar.com/ is where you go to add a picture that is supposed to show up everywhere you comment. So this comment thingy you've added here, I'm surprised doesn't have a sign in where my gravatar works. But I know nothing... really. Nothing! It's weird for me to sign in using yahoo. (But this time I tried openID to see what happened.)

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  7. I've got my list up now! :) http://sueysbooks.blogspot.com/2010/04/listful-monday-book-places-not-of-this.html

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  8. I am so with you on Pern. I don't think I'd want to be a dragonrider, but I'd love to have a fire lizard! Menolly is my absolute favorite!

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  9. I would love to visit these places. This is a great list of places to visit.

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  10. There are definitely issues with being a dragon - like having to fight thread and their promiscuous tendencies.... But to have a dragon friend! Maybe I'll just run off to southern and hide. And I love Menolly too. Hers was the first book I read about Pern. Fire lizards are the coolest ever!

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