Posted February 24, 2014 by in Q&A

Bookkaholic Q&A: World of a Book for Day

Bookkaholic Q&A is a weekly feature where we all share our answers to a bookish question. Think of it as a conversation over coffee with friends!

this weeks question

“If you could enter the world of a book for one day, which book would you choose?”

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Although it’s a slightly scary thought, I became absolutely wrapped up in the world of Lyra and her friends in Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy. Although her adventures were often fraught with danger, the thought of living in a world of daemons, witches and armoured bears is just thrilling and I love the way Pullman combines philosophical, historical and fantastical elements to weave his universes together. A second choice would be Wolf Hall since the Tudor era just strikes me as rather sexy…particularly when Henry VIII is around. will



Narnia has me. I read these books when I was a child and although I find them too childish to reread, they still make me think of a wonderfully vivid world I could go back to again and again. I love the idea of talking animals, royalty and adventure. Not to mention that one day in Narnia would be like ten lifetimes; maybe I would need to cut it down to a few hours instead.




I grew up with just one sister who was eight years older than me and left home for college when I was eleven. That meant that throughout my teen years, I felt like I was an only child. When I read books like Cheaper by the Dozen (and its sequel, Belles on Their Toes) by Frank B. Gilbreth, Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, I always enviously wonder what it would have been like to live in a large family. Maybe not quite as big as this one, but it’s still fun to spend a while in their noisy, madcap world. I recommend this pair of hilarious and heartwarming family memoirs.

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Harry Potter world! My son got me hooked on Harry Potter many years ago, and although his interest has fallen off over the years, mine never has. Our family has been to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios, which was wonderful, and I have also been on a Harry Potter walking tour in London. I love the books that much. I would be a Ravenclaw, and my favorite class would be Transfiguration with Professor McGonagall. I’d love to visit Honeydukes in Hogsmeade, too. Oh, and I would drink my weight in Butter Beer! Yummy!

So now we want to share our conversation with you! Tell us which book world you would want to enter for a day!

If you could enter the world of a book for one day, which book would you choose?

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Former middle school teacher and school librarian, current doctoral student in education. Reader of all things young adult. I'm particularly fond of dystopian societies, sassy female protagonists, and clever dialogue. I can often be found asleep with a book on my face. Check out all my articles.