And thus, a new tag was born over at The Library Lizard. It’s one of the best I’ve seen!
- Answer as many of the questions as you can/want.
- Tag other people – as many as you like. Share the love!
- Please leave a link to this post/blog.
- Tag the post as “Bookish Time Travel”.
- Feel free to leave a link to your post in the comments!
- Explore! Try and visit other people’s Bookish Time Travel posts and leave a comment.
- What is your favorite historical setting for a book?
The Roaring ‘20s. The parties, the fashion, the glamour…it almost feels like an alternate dimension (which I guess is pretty appropriate, given this tag).
- What writer/s would you like to travel back in time to meet?
The Brontë sisters (Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre are phenomenal). Victor Hugo (Les Misérables blows my mind). But I’d also like to meet authors like Austin Kleon, J.K. Rowling, and Mallory Ortberg before they were published. I’d like to discover first-hand how they made it past self-doubt and other struggles before they found success.
- What book/s would you travel back in time and give to your younger self?
Hmm…I honestly can’t think of anything. I believe that things find us at certain times for a number of reasons, so I don’t think I’d want to change anything even if I could!
- What book/s would you travel forward in time and give to your older self?
I Capture the Castle was a book that really resonated with me when I was younger. Lately I’ve been scared to re-read it for fear that it won’t be as meaningful the second time around—that it will have lost its charm. At some point in the future, though, I do want to read it again.
- What is your favorite futuristic setting from a book?
I keep thinking of futuristic worlds that are absolutely terrifying like in The Host, Matched, and Uglies. Yet those are some of my favorite dystopian/futuristic books, so I guess I’ll say that I like reading about those settings even though I wouldn’t actually want to be there.
- What is your favorite book that is set in a different time period (can be historical or futuristic)?
Wuthering Heights. Mainly because of the moors, but it’s also set in a different historical time period, so it totally counts!
- Spoiler Time: Do you ever skip ahead to the end of a book just to see what happens?
My eyes will sometimes rebel against me and skip to the end of an intense chapter because it’s building up to a climax and I just NEED TO KNOW. But other than that, I’ve only ever Googled what happened in the second through however many Twilight books because I didn’t care enough to read them but I was too curious to let it go.
- If you had a Time Turner, where would you go and what would you do?
I don’t think I’d go to the future because coming back to the present and living with that knowledge would be tough. Either it’s so much better in the future (and you begrudge your life in the present) or things are headed towards some dark, dystopian reality (in which case I’d just worry constantly). So I guess I’d go to the past and just observe cool moments in history like the first time Shakespeare’s plays were performed and hobnob in the musical salons of, say, the 19th century. Mainly, I guess I’d just explore!
- Favorite book (if you have one) that includes time travel or takes place in multiple time periods?
I just discovered something. I don’t tend to read books that involve time travel. This is a terrible tragedy that I must fix.
I do (of course) love the time travel in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. I also just read All the Light We Cannot See, a powerfully written novel that goes between two points in time.
P.S. If you know of any great time travel books, please let me know in the comments!
- What book/series do you wish you could go back and read again for the first time?
The Sherlock Holmes stories (so that I wouldn’t know who dun it)!
No pressure to participate, of course. However, I only tagged a few people so if you’d like to do this tag, please feel free and post a link to your post in the comments!
Also, check out the original post from The Library Lizard here!
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