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What Book Would You Visit?

February 13, 2017

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As readers and writers, we create new worlds and engage with places built by other writers. Our imaginations inform our lives and give us gifts of wonder. I have often considered what it would be like if it were possible to enter into the world of a book, if it would be anything like I had imagined as I read it, or if that place would be entirely different. What would it be like if we found a key that allowed us to unlock a sealed door, behind which was the world of a book?

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If I could visit any book, I would choose J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord Of  The Rings. This work has been deeply important to me for most of my life, since I discovered it as a young teenager. I never cease to find the tale compelling, complex, and humanistic. Tolkien’s treatment of mythology…

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7 Comments
  1. Thank you for the reblogging!

  2. I saw this over at French’s site and I still can’t decide!

    • You’re not alone. I haven’t made up my mind either. Every time I think of one book another one pops into my head. Maybe we could walk from book to book on the shelf and visit all sorts of places!

      • Well, I do call reading books as going on an adventure – so why not!!

  3. Laurie Bishop permalink

    I’m going to have to say The Shire!

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