To my fellow book-lovers out there…
THE BOOKISH TIME TRAVEL TAG
Thanks to English Lit Geek for sharing this. I wasn’t tagged, but I couldn’t help but throw my twopence in.
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1. What is your favorite historical setting for a book?
12th century. The Catholic Church was consolidating its power and is becoming more intolerant of any beliefs outside its standard. Western Europe is a collection of small towns and royal warlords, the far east is essentially the production capital of the world. The Middle East is the center of culture and learning. A fascinating complex time!
2. What writer/s would you like to travel back in time to meet?
Homer- The Odyssey was such a seminal work for me. It encompassed so much feeling, and morality, lessons wrapped in adventure. It is the original adventure story of history. I would love to just listen to his stories, which are half speech, have poetry reading, with a sprinkling of diatribe.
T.H. White— The Once and Future King opened my eyes to the humor in a life changing adventure, and how important it is to add life to your drama, no matter how simple or complex. He took a tried and true story, and wove it into a tapestry. Beautiful work. I feel like talking with him would be like having drinks with an old friend who tells tall tales in the most interesting way.
3. What book/s would you travel back in time and give to your younger self?
I don’t think there are any books I’ve read at a “wrong time” in my life. Every book i’ve read along the way had affected me where I was. Hindsight would tell me maybe to not waste my youth on so many Goosebumps books, but it was essential for the creation of my super creepy imaginary friends…. So I think I’d leave my younger self alone, her nose was always buried in a book and I’m satisfied with that.
4. What book/s would you travel forward in time and give to your older self?
Kelsey’s Raven by Sylvia Peck- I hope to re-visit that when I’m older
5. What is your favorite futuristic setting from a book?
Airborn by Kenneth Oppel is an incredible book (the first in a series) set in a steampunk-esque future with airships, and dragon-like creatures that roam the skies. It is a look at a future without the dystopian leaning.
6. What is your favorite book that is set in a different time period (can be historical or futuristic)?
Can’t do it… i can’t narrow down. Historical Fiction is my favorite genre so I can’t pick a favorite.
7. Spoiler Time: Do you ever skip ahead to the end of a book just to see what happens?
No. But sometimes I won’t read the end if I think I can’t handle the loss.
8. If you had a Time Turner, where would you go and what would you do?
I would go into the future, maybe 200 years, and do a social study on how people interact, have the various ethnicity’s and religions finally reached a point of peace? How does society function? It would be neat to see a world where hate and ignorance aren’t constant obstacles, and I would hope to travel to a time where that happens.
9. Favorite book (if you have one) that includes time travel or takes place in multiple time periods?
Caroline B Cooney wrote a series of young adult books The Time Travelers Quartet that I read because my sister had them on her bookshelf and I had already read everything on mine. They were sentimental and romantic, which drew me in.
I don’t typically enjoy time traveling novels, because to me there is so much to work with withing one period of time, and sometimes the plot gets too convoluted…and with the breadth there seems a loss of depth.
10. What book/series do you wish you could go back and read again for the first time?
Bartimaeus trilogy by Jonathan Stroud- It was such a dark, twisting book where for the first time a main character doesn’t grow to become a hero, but a villain of sorts, and the story is told from the perspective of an unwilling hero. Set in an alternate history with magical oligarchs, it imitates 18th century Europe. I can’t remember reading the books, because I felt as if I was there.
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