We had originally intended to just blog about our favorite fictional worlds this Saturday. The ones we love to escape to but after the horrible tornados that have struck in Oklahoma we were all reminded of the power of books to help ease our pain in the midst of a tragedy and of course to give us a few hours escape from the real world. Please share your favorite fictional world or worlds below. We will be donating $1 for every comment made up to $150 to the American Red Cross from the Sisterhood of the Jaunty Quills.
I love the Hunger Games but live there? No thanks. I’d love to live in the world of the Scarlet Pimpernel. I’d be in his league and rescue French Aristos.
Oh, plop me down in the middle of Downton Abbey! But of course, I’d need to be a well-titled, well-moneyed cousin of the Granthams or something. The folk below stairs work far too hard!
Since the worlds of Downton Abbey and the Scarlet Pimpernel have been taken, I’d love to live in the Pirates of the Caribbean world. Swashbuckling pirates, sword fights, adventure on the high seas–yes, please, matey!
I have a small family and I think it would be fun to celebrate the holidays with a huge brood. So, the fictional world I’d love to live in is one of Dorothea Benton Frank’s southern women’s fiction novels. Her stories are always so warm and family-centered, with all kinds of big, boisterous characters… lots of brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins and quirky neighbors who are part of the extended family.
I’d love to live in the world I created in my RX for Love (Jackson Hole) series. I’d love to have breakfast every Sunday after church with a group of friends. I’d enjoy the monthly book club meetings where it’s as much about what’s going on in each of our lives and the community as it is about the book selection. Not to mention enjoying the fabulous food everyone brings. I’d enjoy dances at the Spring Gulch Country Club, hikes at Yellowstone and all the activities that Jackson Hole has to offer.
I feel as though I could fit in at Nonnatus House on Call the Midwife. I was a critical care nurse for many years, and I think I could pick up midwifery pretty quickly. Plus, I love the 50s music they use in the series.
I’ll take JD Robb’s world but only if could kick butt like Eve and come home to Roarke. I love the gritty futuristic world where so many improvements have been made, but still there are crimes to be solved with wit and skill. And again you know I’d get to come home to Roarke – I really don’t think I need to say any more.
I tend to sink back into historical romances when I’m seeking relief from stress or trying to escape the woes of real life. This week, when restless and sad from the news, I sought and found refuge in one of my favorite authors’ newest books – The Conquest of Lady Cassandra by Madeline Hunter. Madeline just pulls me in with her authenticity and style and, for a short while, I was living in Georgian/Regency England again.
How about you? What do you watch or read when you need some escape time?