Elizabeth Willse

Elizabeth Willse
May 25
Elizabeth Willse is a freelance writer, book reviewer and blogger. She works with the Star-Ledger, Examiner.com, and blogs such as Women's Voices For Change and PinkyShears.com


MAY 17, 2012 4:16PM

Booking through Thursday: Life in a Novel

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Today, Booking Through Thursday asks: If you had to choose to live within a novel, which would it be?

I saw this question earlier today, and daydreamed while I did my errands, and had entirely too much fun daydreaming some answers.

What made me laugh almost immediately, was that all my thoughts hinged on the idea of living in a fictional city. Whether it’s a fictional version of New York with more magic possible, like the city in Veronica, by Nicholas Christopher, or the New York where The Grimm Legacy housed its fairy tale library (imagine working there after I graduate library school!)… or a magic-infused town like the one where Sunshine works in a bakery and charms and hexes bestow luck. Or Charles DeLint’s Newford.

I clearly want to live in a fairy tale.

Also- I want to have access to a restaurant row, where all the chefs I’ve read about and drooled over, can set up their restaurants. from Comfort Food to The School of Essential Ingredients, to Sunshine’s bakery.

It’s apparently easier for me to imagine living in a world where magic is possible than a place that doesn’t have public transportation or sidewalks though.

That makes me laugh at myself.

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