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Book Blogger Hop for May 20, 2011: 05/19/11

Book Blogger HopToday's question asks: "If you were given the chance to spend one day in a fictional world (from a book), which book would it be from and what would that place be?"

I've been mulling over this question now for about three hours. Picking just one is never easy for me. I've read so many wonderful books over the years.

If I really had to pick just one, the first place that came to mind was the fair on the other side of the wall in Wall as described in Stardust by Neil Gaiman. It was the very first Gaiman novel I ever read and one I've re-read twice. I wouldn't mind a third re-read.

If I could pick a second I would want an audience with Ozma. If I couldn't have an audience with her, I wouldn't mind a chance to see the Gnome King's cave. He's grumpy but he has an awesome collection.

If I could pick a third, I've love to see Majipoor. I'd like to see Lord Valentine juggle.

What about you?


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Comment #1: Friday, May, 20, 2011 at 03:49:47

Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

Just hopping by and following through. Like a large number of book bloggers I'd love to spend a day with Harry Potter in his world.

Comment #2: Friday, May 20, 2011 at 14:09:34


Harry Potter does seem to be a popular answer this week. Thanks for stopping by.

Comment #3: Friday, May, 20, 2011 at 04:27:28


I haven't read any of the books that reference your picks but the Gnome's King cave sounds intriguing! Thanks for dropping by the blog! You have a new follower!

Comment #4: Friday, May 20, 2011 at 14:18:34


The Gnome King and Ozma show up in the later sequels to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Comment #5: Friday, May, 20, 2011 at 04:42:25

Michelle @ The True Book Addict

I had to stop by and tell you that I snagged The Marble Faun at my library sale last weekend! When I saw it, I remembered you saying how much you loved it and you should have heard me squee at my good fortune in finding it. *L* Happy Friday!

Comment #6: Friday, May 20, 2011 at 14:22:44


I'm squeeing with you too. Happy reading!

Comment #7: Friday, May, 20, 2011 at 04:48:07


I loved Stardust too.

Comment #8: Friday, May 20, 2011 at 14:24:44


It's a great book.

Comment #9: Friday, May, 20, 2011 at 06:30:08

Karen and Gerard

Hm, I can't think of any. I can think of several that I wouldn't want though (Hunger Games, Ender's Game, and The Wee Free Men).

Comment #10: Friday, May 20, 2011 at 14:26:03


I wouldn't want to go through the Hunger Games either.

Comment #11: Friday, May, 20, 2011 at 08:16:57


I had the hardest time picking this one too!! thanx for stopping by...

Comment #12: Friday, May 20, 2011 at 14:28:21


You're welcome. Happy weekend.

Comment #13: Friday, May, 20, 2011 at 08:36:43


People have given such imaginative choices. Mine was so mundane!

Comment #14: Friday, May 20, 2011 at 14:29:23


Don't worry about it. It was a silly question.

Comment #15: Friday, May, 20, 2011 at 10:22:04

Anja Kasap

Came by for the Hop. I keep reading such great things about Neil Gaiman, I really have to give his books a try!

Comment #16: Friday, May 20, 2011 at 15:29:23


You should. He writes in so many different styles. You're bound to find a book of his that you'll like.

Comment #17: Friday, May, 20, 2011 at 12:18:06

Chelsey @ Starry Sky Books

I also loved Stardust! Even the movie adaptation. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend. :)

Comment #18: Friday, May 20, 2011 at 15:37:21


I have both the book and the movie and I love to re-read and re-watch both. Some day I'd love to read the graphic novel version.

Comment #19: Friday, May, 20, 2011 at 12:50:24


I love the choice about Stardust. I loved that book. The movie was good too but the book was FABULOUS!

Comment #20: Friday, May 20, 2011 at 15:39:25


I love both but I slightly prefer the film to the book.

Comment #21: Friday, May, 20, 2011 at 13:15:47


I wish I had thought of Stardust — how cool! I love Neil Gaiman's books — and this would be a neat world to visit. Happy Hopping!

Comment #22: Friday, May 20, 2011 at 15:40:31


He has a great imagination!

Comment #23: Friday, May, 20, 2011 at 13:27:35

Mary Ann Langan

just hopping by, happy Friday.

Comment #24: Friday, May 20, 2011 at 15:41:32


Welcome back.

Comment #25: Friday, May, 20, 2011 at 13:55:51


OOOO I loved Stardust - the book and the movie as well :)
My first Gaiman book was also his debut novel, Good Omens, written in collaboration with Terry Pratchett.

Majipoor - which book is that from?

Comment #26: Friday, May 20, 2011 at 15:42:35


Stardust was the first Neil Gaiman novel I read back when it was first published. I've read Good Omens too but about ten years later.

Majipoor is a series of science fiction / fantasy books by Robert Silverberg. They start with Lord Valentine's Castle which is by far my favorite of the series.

Comment #27: Friday, May, 20, 2011 at 15:16:19

Books of Amber

Stardust has been on my wishlist for a long, long time. I need to hurry up and buy it! I've seen the movie, though, and the other side of the wall does look fascinating :)

Have a great weekend!

Comment #28: Friday, May 20, 2011 at 15:47:51


If you like audio books, you must get the audio version of Stardust read by Neil Gaiman. It's fantastic!

Comment #29: Friday, May, 20, 2011 at 15:35:21

Howard Sherman

Ive seen a lot of great picks and gathered some fresh titles to add to my ever-growing TBR list. My answer will probably stun most people because the world I picked is a place most people would be scared to death of and try to escape from. Me? I want in.

Hop on over to my blog and be prepared for the unexpected

Comment #30: Friday, May 20, 2011 at 15:49:53


Thank you for stopping by.

Comment #31: Friday, May, 20, 2011 at 21:07:18

The Literary Lioness

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm a follower now :)

Comment #32: Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 19:55:10


Welcome to my blog. Thanks for following.

Comment #33: Sunday, May, 22, 2011 at 19:12:07


I read Stardust as well and it was amazing!! :)
~Happy Reading!~

Comment #34: Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 20:11:31


It really is a delightful book.

Comment #35: Friday, May, 27, 2011 at 20:32:37

Midnyte Reader

Hi there, thanks for stopping by from the Hop. I'm very late b/c I was at BEA this week. I think this is an excellent choice. I loved this book and I loved the movie too.

Comment #36: Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 18:25:03


You're welcome. Did you have a good trip?

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