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Distinguished Wordsmith
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Re: Put yourself in a book.

Oh, gosh...can't tell you the number of times I've tried to wish myself into Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, any Jane Austen novel, or a really good romance. *sigh* It amazes me how an author can create a world that is so intriguing that I will dream that it's the real world.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them. --Mark Twain
Inspired Wordsmith
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Re: Put yourself in a book.

If I could get sucked into any book, I'd love to get sucked into Harry Potter. Though I am a Twilight fanatic (clearly), I'd love to fight Voldemort alongside Harry and Hermoine and Ron. Try on the Sorting Hat and learn to tearn toadstools into teapots. The wizarding world in just truly appeals to me more than any imaginary world out there.


"Even Supergirl has her kryptonite."

-A quote by moi

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Re: Put yourself in a book.

I would be Nancy Drew. I used to love reading my older sisters' Nancy Drew books. I used to pretend I was Nancy, and get deeply involved in solving a mystery.


Or in more modern times, I would be Regan Reilly.  She is the favorite character in many of Carol Higgins Clark's books.  She is always getting herself involved in a mystery even when she is on vacation!

You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend. -- Paul Sweeney
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Registered: ‎12-27-2008
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Re: Put yourself in a book.

Oh my gosh, I wish I could! Let's see, Priide & Prejudice definately, The Life of Elizabeth I, LOTR, Sookie in the Southern Vampire Series, Dracula (gotta have a little horror now and then)... Wow, there are far too many to choose from.
To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting. - Edmund Burke
Frequent Contributor
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Re: Put yourself in a book.

Well if i were to get sucked into a book, I'd probably want to be sucked into Harry Potter. The world of magic just seems so fascinating. I'd also want to be sucked into the Twilight Saga and meet Edward and fall in love with him, oh a girl could only wish. I wouldn't mind getting sucked into Sookie Stackhouse's world and having her telepathic abilities. AAAA....isn't great how authors leave you wishing for more and wondering what it would be like if that were your world! Great question =] Imagine, Create, Inspire & you will be successful. Stacey aka bookwormSV
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Registered: ‎12-30-2008

Re: Put yourself in a book.

Baker wrote:
Have any of you ever wondered what it would be like to get sucked into your favorite book?

No, this is impossible. I'm, like, 6'1", and my favorite book is just a trade paperback. It could never happen, my man. We call that physics. Now, technically I suppose you could print the book so it was really huge, but how am I going to get in there? A tractor beam? Those things aren't real. Even then you'd have to cut out a lot of pages just to get me to fit in there, and then it wouldn't be a book anymore. Plus, who's doing the cutting? If it's someone else, I'm not really getting "sucked into" the book, am I? I'm basically being assaulted and kidnapped, and the book is just this one guy's M.O.

Call me crazy, Baker, but I think you'll have to hit the books a bit and maybe tweak your question a bit.