Thursday, August 7, 2008

Booking Through Thursday

Are there any particular worlds in books where you’d like to live?

Or where you certainly would NOT want to live?

What about authors? If you were a character, who would you trust to write your life?

I don't read fantasy, so I can't think of any fantastical worlds. When I was little I probably would have answered "Narnia" though. Nowadays... I don't know. I read a lot about Stalinist Russia, and I wouldn't want to live there! Places like Rome and Paris are often portrayed as very romantic and chic- Proust's France is lovely- but that's too easy. I'm reading about 19th century Australia right now, all wild and developing, in a very exciting stage of development. There is something romantic about that kind of chaos and anarchy.

If I were a character I would want Margaret Atwood or A.S. Byatt to write my life- two women writers who I think really get women.