Friday, April 15, 2011

TGIF :: 1 :: Fictional Settings

Just came across this new feature for Fridays on GReads to recap the posts from the week and to ask a fun question. TGIF everyone!

This Friday's Question:

Fictional Places:
If you could visit any fictional setting in a story, where would you go?

  • The first place I thought of was Hogwarts in Harry Potter. I mean, seriously, who would NOT want to go to Hogwarts after reading Harry Potter?! I am DYING to go to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando so that I could visit Hogwarts, get a wand to choose me at Ollivander's and drink a butter beer. Until the baby gets older though, I guess I'll just have to wait anxiously for my acceptance letter via owl. So many things I would love to do in Hogwarts. I would love to read a book in the Gryffindor common room and have a meal in the Great Hall. The geek in me would even like to take classes. *bows head in shame* I could just go on and on...
  • When I was a kid, I really wanted to go Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory in the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. When I first read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, what I loved the most about the book was that it made me feel like I was 10-years old again and reading Charlie and Chocolate Factory for the first time. All the magic and imagery! Who didn't want to be Charlie Bucket winning the last Golden Ticket and be able to visit the candy factory? A chocolate river, 3-courses in a piece of gum, and everlasting gobstoppers... a child's dream come true!
  • My last answer is not a specific place, but more of a general one. I love reading historical fiction. In particular, I have read several Phillipa Gregory's books and I am obsessed with the Tudors. I would love to spend a day in one of her books, not as a main character, but as a lady-in-waiting on the sideline witnessing all the action from the outside. Plus, I think it'd be cool to have to wear beautiful dresses all the time. Maybe it's the little princess in me that is dying to get out? ;)

Where would you go? Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments.


  1. Oooh! This is a hard one. I definitely have to agree with you on Hogwarts. There is something about Harry Potter that is just pure magic, and it would be amazing to experience it.

    I also love The Phantom Tollbooth. It could be fun to go along on the adventure! :)

  2. I loved Phantom Tollbooth too as a kid. I would love to go there too just to see all the different places in the Kingdom of Wisdom firsthand. That would be cool.


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