Friday, December 23, 2011

Follow My Book Blog Friday Hop #16

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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,
and why?

Needless to say, I have quite a few books I'd like to spend eternity in!  However, there are two fantasy series in particular that I would have no trouble living in forever!  I really can't choose between the two, so I'm declaring a tie.  The two series are The Lord of the Rings and the Harry Potter books.  Both of them depict very compelling worlds, filled with wonderful characters and adventures!

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?


  1. Definitely Harry Potter! I'd die to live in Hogwarts. =D Great picks!

  2. Hi! I know Harry Potter is a very popular choice, but the reason is obvious! Hogwarts would be a TREAT to live in!!

    Thanks for the comment!! : )

  3. Harry's world would be a great place! If I went there, my first stop would be Honeydukes! (I'm a candy feind lol) New follower :)

  4. Hi, Nikki!

    Oh, you're so funny! Yes, Honeydukes would be great!! In my case, I would prefer to go to Diagon Alley and pick out a wand, as well as my school robes, naturally!

    Thank you so much for the comment, and for following back!! )

  5. Hi, Val! Glad you like them! Thanks for the comment!! : )

  6. Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter are great choices I completely agree with!

    A new follower!:)
    Please check out my FF too!

  7. Hi, Celine!

    I'm glad you like my choices!! Thanks for the comment and the follow!! I'm going over to check out your FF post!!!

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!! : )

  8. You took the words right out of my mouth in this post, Maria! I've always really loved Gandalf... he's just incredibly amazing and I wish I knew him. And, of course, there would be nothing more incredible than to attend Hogwarts!! Hope you had a Merry Christmas and are enjoying some time off. :)

  9. Hey, kat!!!

    It's so GOOD to hear from you!! And I'm so happy you share my love for Gandalf!! Yes, he's an incredible character, isn't he? I wish I knew him, too...

    As for Hogearts, I'd love to share classes with you! We could share potion recipes, and take turns trying to turn Snape into a toad -- permanently!1 Lol.

    I had a a very Merry Christmas indeed -- hubby and I had dinner at my parents' house, one of my sisters cooked a FABULOUS turkey, and we went to church the next day. I took all of last week off, too, and yesterday, as you know, was the official Christmas holiday for offices and banks. Then, today, back at work, I got my Secret Santa present -- some BEAUTIFUL bracelets, and...a Barnes & Noble $25.00 gift card!!!!! HURRAY!!!!!!!

    Hope you had a very nice Christmas, too!!! Thanks so much for dropping by!!! : )


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