Friday, February 3, 2017

Follow Friday - "291" Was a Magazine Published from 1915 to 1916 That Was Named After Stieglitz's Art Gallery of the Same Name

It's Friday again, and this means it's time for Follow Friday. There has been a slight change to the format, as now there are two Follow Friday hosts blogs and a single Follow Friday Featured Blogger each week. To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:
  1. Follow both of the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts (Parajunkee and Alison Can Read) and any one else you want to follow on the list.
  2. Follow the Featured Blogger of the week - Romance Lover Anonymous.
  3. Put your Blog name and URL in the Linky thing.
  4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments.
  5. Follow, follow, follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say "Hi".
  6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the love . . . and the followers.
  7. If you want to show the link list, just follow the link below the entries and copy and paste it within your post!
  8. If you're new to the Follow Friday Hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!
And now for the Follow Friday Question: Groundhog Day! What book or scene from a book could you live in and have it on "repeat?"

I don't think I have a particular scene, but I'm reasonably sure that I could live in Middle-Earth forever. I think it would be ideal to be a Sindarin elf sage, able to read scrolls and books for the span of centuries, but I'd take any one of a wide array of lives in Middle-Earth so long as they don't involve being a servant of Morgoroth or Sauron. That is, of course, the downside of living in most books - many of them are places where interesting stories take place, but the settings for interesting stories can be quite unpleasant. Being an orc in Middle-Earth would be pretty terrible. Being one of the free peoples living in the midst of the War of the Jewels or the War of the Ring probably would be no picnic either.

This is not unique to Tolkien's works. The worlds of Gibson's Neuromancer, Delany's Nova, or Leckie's Ancillary Justice are worlds that have great stories set within them, and are fascinating fictional realities, but living in them would probably not be something I would choose. Still, I'd go to Middle-Earth, just to hear elves sing and see the halls of Menegroth, the towers of Gondolin, and the great trees of Lorien.

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