July 6 ISWG Blog Hop: Choose Your Book World

Happy Wednesday! The Insecure Writers’ Group is a group of writers offering motivation and encouragement to all those taking on the challenges of writing. Every month the ISWG sponsors a blog hop where writers can blog about a topic related to overcoming obstacles and exploring various aspects of the writing journey. If you’d like to participate in a future hop you can join here. It’s always a great experience, and I recommend it to anyone who is interested in writing and sharing with other writers. Every month there is an optional discussion question, and this month the question is the following:

July 6 Discussion Question: If you could live in any book world, which one would you choose?

This is a really fun question! I’ve had a surprisingly hard time thinking of an answer, mainly because every time I think I’ve found the book world I would like to live in, I immediately think of a reason why I wouldn’t want to live there. But I have narrowed it down to a few criteria.

I would like there to be magic. Being able to use magic would make life a lot more interesting, and a lot more convenient to be honest (possibly also more dangerous, but I’m thinking more using magic to clean the house). I gravitate more towards worlds in fantasy books, with lots of interesting characters and details. Lately things in our world have been sad and heavy, and so a world that is whimsical and magical without a huge sense of overwhelming danger would be the book world I would choose. I would also love there to be beautiful architecture and natural beauty with forests and lakes. So I ended up choosing a couple of options.

First, I considered Wonderland from Alice in Wonderland. I decided after a lot of thought that it would be a little too chaotic not to mention dangerous with the Queen of Hearts, so I moved on from that one. The last two I ended up with were the Lord of the Rings (the Shire after the ring is destroyed), and Harry Potter, after Voldemort is vanquished. I think the hobbits live the simplest life, and living in the Shire would be a very relaxing existence (possibly a little mundane, but for the most part peaceful). In Harry Potter’s world the biggest advantage would be using magic. Also being a student at Hogwarts would be a lot of fun (also maybe a little scary). I think ultimately the draw of living in a magical world of witches and wizards would be my choice. It’s hard to resist the idea of visiting Diagon Alley.

What are your choices? If you could live in a book world, which one would it be, and why? Let me know in the comments!

Have a great day!


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  1. Hi, Winter! I like how you thought of the pros/cons of each. I think both the Shire and Diagon Alley would be fun to visit–especially after the enemies in those books are destroyed.
    I think the Shire seems like an especially relaxing place–all those cute little houses and green hills!

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    1. Thank you so much for reading Jenni! I totally agree about the Shire, every time I see the movies I want to move there just to be in that beautiful scenery 😁


  2. Hi! I like stories about the police constable Hamish Macbeth from the fictional Scottish Highland town of Lochdubh by M.C. Beaton. When I read her mystery novels I what to live there. Her books are real treat to me.

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  3. Ha, I always used to daydream that I was an elf because of the LotR books. Definitely a part of me that likes Shire life. Having re/read Alice recently, I remembered how many acts of random violence there were in it, and so I think that wouldn’t cut it. I liked that comment about Hamish Macbeth was great, as another programme ‘Shetland’ has got stunning Scottish scenery. One day I’ll get up there to visit. Thinking along those terms then, I wouldn’t mind a few months stay in that shack on the beach from Death In Paradise!

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    1. I love the beach too! A stay by the beach sounds really nice. Haha rereading Alice as an adult I noticed that too, I think wonderland would be a bit too scary for me 😁

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