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This week's question is:
If you had to spend eternity inside
the pages of a book,
which book would you choose,
Tolkien's world, for example, has such vivid, believable characters that a reader immediately falls in love with! I adore Gandalf, Frodo, Aragorn, Legolas, Arwen, Galadriel... I especially love Gandalf, because he's the kind of wise, gentle, yet powerful grandfather I wish I could have had... I would love to have him as a tutor in magic! Frodo is such a steadfast, loyal, and totally determined character, one with integrity and courage. What a role model! Aragorn, of course, is also a role model of courage, as well as true humility. And Legolas, ah, Legolas! He's a member of a magical race dedicated to beauty. I see him as an artist, as well as a courageous warrior. Arwen is a wonderful counterpart to Aragorn, with her steadfast love, and Galadriel is a truly mystical character.
Of all the beautiful places in Middle Earth, none can compare in beauty and mellow grace with Lothlorien. That is precisely where I would love to spend eternity! To hear the wondrous singing of the elves, to bask in the gentle breezes of the magical trees...that would be true happiness for me!
My other favorite fantasy world is that of the Harry Potter series, whose characters and setting I also love! My favorite characters are Harry (of course!), Hermione Granger, Dumbledore, and Hagrid. The place I would love to live in is Hogwarts, naturally. I wouldn't mind being an eternal student there! The classes are so wonderful, after all! I would love to live in the dorm, and try to find my way around the school, with all of its mysterious passageways and tricky ladders, as well as funny, helpful ghosts! I would love to play Quidditch (even though I'm terrible at sports), and wield my wand! And what about those neat-looking robes? I'd love to wear them all the time, except during the summer, of course.
What can I say about Harry? He's the classic 'underdog', bullied not only by Snape (the slimy rat!), but Draco Malfoy, too. Throughout the books, Harry retains his courage and determination, in spite of it all. He battles not only Voldemort, but his own inner demons, as well. I greatly admire him! Hermione is such a smart, totally resourceful character! She nevers falters in the midst of all the mayhem. I would have paired her off with Harry, since they're both not only great magicians, but also totally honest people committed to the same goal -- the downfall of Voldemort. As for Dumbledore, ah, here's anothe surrogate grandfather... Wonderful, wise, gentle Dumbledore...he could be Gandalf's twin, and I'm sure Rowling was inspired by Tolkien's character. Dumbledore was a great father figure to Harry, and I wish I could have been tutored by him, as well! As for Hagrid -- he's a rather large guy, but with such a gentle, loving heart...he's been misjudged and unfairly disciplined, as happens too often with those who least deserve it. I admire and love him for not becoming bitter. Instead, he remains his gentle, sweet, loving self throughout.
What magical book or books
would you all
love to spend eternity in?