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Pick Your Bookish Poison

Allow me to present . . . Exhibit A . . .

And allow me to ask . . . which would you choose?

As someone who loves a great setting in a book, I’m going with the orange vial: Live in your favorite fictional world. I mean, can you imagine? Of course, I’d have to be careful with my choice.

Harry Potter comes to mind immediately but that world is also fraught with danger. And those giant spiders.

I’ve recently been reading Elin Hilderbrand’s Nantucket series and I have to admit that the gloriousness of Nantucket in the summer (I’ve only been there once and it was memorable) is very appealing.

I love the village of Three Pines in the Louise Penny Gamache series and the idea of sitting at the café, drinking by the fire, sounds lovely.

Of course, there’s always the countryside of a Rosamunde Pilcher novel. I’d have a hard time deciding between The Shell Seekers and Winter Solstice, honestly.

I guess for this wish to really be ideal I’d want to skip from one fictional world to the next at any time I choose. And, since it’s my fantasy, that’s exactly what I’d do.

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  1. Pretty sure I would want to re-read my favorites for the first time again. So many magical moments in those stories we really connect with that first time.

  2. Ooo! I would add in St. Denis with Bruno… the French countryside and Bruno’s cooking! Yum!

  3. I think I’d choose the orange one, too. I wondered about “free books for life” but I use the library enough that it’s almost like I already have that one!

  4. I would pick the “blue” veil . When I read a really good book, I think about it for days after I finish it. I love that. I am getting up in age so it won’t be long before every book I read will be a new one again.

  5. I think I would pick the blue poison. I have found over the course of my life that believing that I would be happier in anyone else’s life or place is an illusion. We take all our problems with us no matter where we go. Is that a downer? Yes! But for me it is true. The ability to love all those wonderful moments of favorite books would be lovely, even if temporary. Great thought-provoking post, Carole.

  6. I thought about free books for life, but like Bonny, I use the library all the time, so I already have free books! Then I thought about the orange choice (Three Pines, I’m looking at you), but I think reading a favorite for the first time again would be awesome. Fun post Carole!

  7. I’m kind of leaning toward purple (get your most anticipated new release now) but only as long as it isn’t a one-off!

  8. This is a tough on! First I though free books for life, but as Bonny noted, that’s kind of what the library is for. Then I thought, hmm, make Jamie Fraser fall in love with me? Maybe. Ultimately I think I’d want to live in a fictional setting, though I’d have to think hard to find one where there’s everything I could need or want without some significant danger — Three Pines sounds fun, but people keep getting murdered!

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