Monday, November 26, 2012

Novel Thoughts #1 and Gratitude Giveaway Winner!

****Note on Gratitude Giveaway: The Winner of Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo as determined by Rafflecopter was....
Kelly M!
Winner has been emailed and if she doesn't respond in 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Thanks to all who entered!!****
I was really excited to be invited by  Chey, Inky, and Megan to participate in the second outing of their new Novel Thoughts meme! They're featuring my question this week. I'm flattered *blushes, shuffles feet*
You can see their answers to the Question of the Week below....Just click the links:


What is Novel Thoughts? Every two weeks, a bookish question is asked and answered. The goal is lots and lots of discussion, so please COMMENT AWAY! :) I really do want to hear your answers:

QUESTION:  If you could live in the world of any book, which would it be? And which fictional world would scare you the most if you woke up there tomorrow?

First, I want to live in a post-Deathly Hallows world. I wouldn't want to drop right into the struggle between Voldemort and Harry where Death Eaters are running around and all that scariness. But after all that was settled? I would love to be a witch. (Obviously, I don't want to be in the Harry Potter world if I'm just a muggle...) The first magic thing I'd really work on learning would be housekeeping spells. You know when Mrs. Weasley is using spells to get things ready around The Burrow before Fleur and Bill's wedding?? I guess it shows my age and that I'm an overwhelmed at-home mom and terrible housekeeper, but I remember thinking: That is the most wonderful thing I've ever read! lol!

As for what fictional world would scare my socks off?? A lot of them, actually, since I'm a big 'fraidy cat. But I'm going to go with the post-Apocalyptic bad-angel filled world of Angelfall by Susan Ee. Not only are there angels terrorizing humanity, but--as it is prone to do--humanity is terrorizing itself as well! If you're not in danger of getting kidnapped by angels for nefarious purposes (I'm trying not to get spoilerific with this!) then you're in danger of roaming gangs of people wanting to do you harm in various forms.  And what happened to  the kids???? People who have read this book, I KNOW you know what I'm talking about. Those who haven't, if you have a strong stomach and a pretty high horror tolerance, read it. The book is marvelously paced, the characters are complicated and engaging, and I don't know when I've read a book that played out more vividly in my head, like I was watching a movie. (Sometimes, I wanted to close my eyes I was so freaked out, but sadly, one can't read with closed eyes...and I was desperate to finish and see what happened!)

Alright, comment time! What fictional worlds would you love to live in? And which ones would scare you to death??



  1. Epic Answer Yourself Sarah! Thanks for participating in our meme! LOVED Reading your answer. Tehe. :D The Wizarding world would be EPIC. I ditto that. Haha. I haven't read Angelfall but it sounds like the world is CREEPY. Whoa. :D Epic. Lol. *hugs!* thanks for submitting a topic for us to do. Way. Fun. :D
    XOXO, Inky.

  2. Gah! I haven't read either of your picks, Sarah! I really want to read Angelfall, though. It sounds really epically scary, and I've heard such good things about it. I really want to read it soon.

    Great post, Sarah! Thanks for posting with us. (:

  3. Ooh, I'm working on reading through the Harry Potter series right now! I'd totally want to live in their world just so I could play a game of Quidditch. (And seeing how I'm possibly the most uncoordinated person in the world, I'd be just terrible at it, but I still think it would be tons of fun!) And I'm a little bit OCD about cleaning things, so learning magic spells for things like that would be high on my list, too! (:

    Anyway, I'm so glad you joined in with us! I loved your topic, and your post! (:

  4. My first answer to this question is always the world of Harry Potter, but, if you think about it, it's a pretty scary world! So, I agree about the post-DEATHLY HOLLOWS idea! That would be lots better :)

    All the post-apocalyptic worlds I've read about scare me. They fascinate me, too, but still -- yikes! I don't ever want to have to live that way. I doubt I'd last very long in a world like that.


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