Saturday, December 24, 2011

Follow Friday - Forty-Two Is the Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything

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 two Follow Friday Features Bloggers 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 two Featured Bloggers of the week - Ce-Ce's Garden of Reviews and From the Shadows I Review.
  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: If you had to spend eternity inside the pages of a book which book would you choose and why?

My first choice would be to live in Middle-Earth, the world of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. But I'd want to be an elf, and there's a reason the elves call their time in Middle-Earth "The Long Defeat". It is also no accident that most heroes that oppose Morgoth and Sauron come to tragic ends, so living in Tolkien's world would come with some ready-packaged depression-inducing elements. On the other hand, elves live forever, so you really could just spend eternity in Rivendell and Lorien if you wanted to.

But I think, all things considered, the fictional reality I would really like to live in would be the world of Andre Norton's science fiction. Though not explicitly tied together, most of her science fiction novels seem to take place in a common setting with free traders plying the space lanes, the patrol chasing down space pirates, strange aliens and bizarre alien worlds, psychic powers, artifacts left behind by the forerunners, and a plethora of other strange and wonderful things. I never tire of reading Norton's books, and I doubt I would ever tire of living in them.

Go to subsequent Follow Friday: Forty-Three Is the Atomic Number of Technetium

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