From this week's Literary Blog Hop,
Robyn asks: What setting (time or place)
from a book or story would you most like to visit?
I inherited some strange genetic combination
of both my father's love for travel with
my mother's deep desire to never leave her house.
Luckily for me, I have books.
And from my travels via books,
I've determined most that I really
don't want to be anywhere but here.
Here is my list of
places/times I would NOT want to visit:
The World is Not Enough by Zoe Oldenbourg
Life in the 12th century.
"It's an epic of multiple pregnancies, miscarriages,
births, diseases, wounds, deaths, infidelities,
debts, superstitions, treacheries, feuds, battles,
flea-ridden castles, mud, cold, mold,
damp, dust, heat, flies, mosquitoes, and
other assorted attractions of the good ol' days."
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Life in a future dystopia.
If you thought the past was
bad for women,
this picture of a future is worse.
Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
Tehran in the last century was not
a nice place for women.
Especially independent-minded women.
a secret reading group for women in Tehran.
Here's a bit from my review:
"Nafisi's group faces bullets and beheadings,
yet the most awful horror is the day-to-day
slow death of the world of the imagination."
Shooting the Boh by Tracy Johnson
A middle-aged woman travels to Borneo.
A little from my review:
"...Gimme a second here (pant, pant)...
Let me...ugh...rip this leech off my leg...
What the heck is that GROWING ON MY FEET???..."
I hope you did better than I did.
Have you found some lovely
places/times to visit via books?