Sunday, February 6, 2011

Literary Blog Hop -- Where in the World?

  The Literary Blog Hop is hosted by The Blue Bookcase.  This week's prompt:

What setting (time or place) from a book or story would you most like to visit?

  Call me crazy, but I would love to visit World War II-era Europe.  I have read so many books set in this place and time - both fiction and non-fiction - and while the destruction in terms of both property and human lives was devastataing there are still so many other stories of resilience and of resistance.  Some of my favorites set in this time:
  Also, when I read A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry I was captivated by the sights and smells of India.  I'm not sure if I'm strong enough to handle the reality of India, but that is another place that books have attracted me to.


  1. This is the same time period I would love as well.

    Check out my answer at:

  2. Oh no! That doesn't seem nice at all. Well, I guess because my parents were in Europe during the WWII and they didn't like it much, being in occupied Netherlands.

    I chose Alaska:

  3. I think it would be fascinating to go at that time, but very, very scary!

  4. Having seen some of the damage from ww2 still visible on buildings & the,landscape of east Germany, when I worked there in the 1990's, I'll think I'll give that tour a miss & cosy down in my library

  5. I have a hard time with WWII books. So heart breaking! Have you read THE HIDING PLACE yet? That would fit right in this list.

  6. I LOVE LOVE LOVE to read about that time period too. You should check out The Zookeepers Wife.

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