I struggled to decide whether to do worlds I’d WANT to live in or worlds that I WOULDN’T want to live in – I finally settled on worlds I’d want to live in because honestly, there’s a lot fewer of them! Everyone talks about running away to Narnia or something but – no. I wouldn’t want to live in Narnia.
My first pick IS going to be pretty popular, though. I’d totally live in the world of Harry Potter. In a HEARTBEAT. I’m a Hufflepuff through and through. (So far I have cross-stitched three large house crests – I still need to finish Slytherin and the Hogwarts crest so I can get all five professionally framed.) I have a Hufflepuff scarf, hat, gloves, enamel pin, small leather pouch…yeah. I’m a Hufflepuff and proud of it!
Mercedes Lackey’s Valdemar. Or The Elemental Masters world. I’d be okay with either of those.
Hmmmm. Alera, the world of Jim Butcher’s Codex Alera series.
It might be cheating a little because it’s a video game, but there ARE books about it, so Azeroth! If I could be my Fire Mage, I’d totally live in Azeroth! (Or my hunter. Maybe even my priest or druid. I wouldn’t want to be my warlock or my demon hunter or any of my melee classes though….)
I could probably handle Redwall. I’m not sure what I’d be. Probably a mouse, but I’d rather be a bird.
This is actually really hard. I’m not a big risk-taker, so I’d mostly prefer worlds where I could be a comfortable background character who’s unlikely to be collateral damage. (With the exception of Azeroth, where I’d be a badass Fire Mage.)
Patricia Briggs’ Mercy series would be acceptable. As long as I steer clear of the vamps, I should be okay.
Oh! Patricia Wrede’s Dealing With Dragons world! I would totally keep house for a dragon!
I guess Tolkien’s Middle Earth would be okay. I’m just not that enthused by it though. So long as it’s after all the events of The Fellowship of the Ring.
I just remembered Libriomancer! The Magic Ex Libris world! I’d totally live in a world where I could reach into a book and pull out shit. That’s awesome! I just realized I have access to a different library than I did when I read the first book; this system might have more of the series!
So those are ten bookish worlds I’d like to live in! I’m eager to see where everyone else would like to live – there’s probably far more adventurous souls participating who want to live in much crazier worlds, or who don’t plan to be innocuous background characters!