BA’s 2013 End-of-Year Countdown #5

The 2013 End of Year CountdownFor something different to bring in the new year, I thought I’d create a countdown of book-related posts. Each day, as 2014 approaches, one of my posts will go up. If you want to take part, you’re more than welcome to.

I’m coupling this countdown with the BA Posts Challenge, but you don’t need to do the same. You can share these posts in any order you wish, as spaced out as you wish, and interpret the topics in a way that suits you. You can find all the countdown topics here.

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BA’s End of Year Countdown Day #5 Memorable Fictional Places Discovered in 2013

These places can be somewhere you’d love to go or they can be somewhere to give you nightmares. What made them memorable? Why would you visit, or not visit? How did they make you feel?

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My Reflection

One place I definitely know I would love to visit, regardless of the fact that I’m not a very good swimmer and being away from land makes me nervous, is the underwater world in Florence by Ciye Cho.

Of course it wouldn’t be anywhere else but inside the city. Outside sounds too unpleasant and dangerous for my tastes. I wouldn’t be a mermaid either so it would be awesome to be directly transported to the city and not have to worry about the outside danger, or drowning. I just love the idea of everything working together, the places they swim to and from, the sea life, and the colours.

Another is in The Night Bookmobile by Audrey Niffenegger. I absolutely love the idea of walking along, minding your own business, only to come across a bus full of every book you’ve ever read. Of course I don’t like the idea of it not being found when you’re looking for it, but the idea of having a bus dedicated to your personal library is enough to help me over look that.

I would not like to be in the world of Darkness of Morning by Samantha Boyette. It doesn’t matter who interesting the creatures and people sound. If it’s going to be dangerous and you have the option of avoiding it, wouldn’t you? I find this funny though because I actually want to travel to dangerous countries. Go figure.

I think any world with a dystopian, or totalitarian, backbone is something to avoid. Having a dark force coming after you, or being gored by tusks, is one thing, but when it comes to losing your freedom… well… I’m always happy to read about fictional worlds and lament the lack of freedom that already exists in reality.

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Do you have fictional places discovered this year you’d love to visit, or avoid?

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