Friday, 16 September 2011

Follow Friday


Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison can read. This week's question is:

Q. It's that pesky magic book fairy again! She has another wish: What imaginary book world would you like to make a reality?


This was quite a hard one for me to answer. A lot of my favourite books that immediately came to mind are all set in AUs that I really wouldn't want to live in! For example: my favourite book so far this year is The Painted Man by Peter V. Brett - but in his world demons come out at night and gobble up anything they can get their hands on, making humans basically prisoners in their own homes once night falls. So, much as I love that world, I'm not sure I'd want to live there!

So which reality do I like? I finally decided to go with the urban fantasy world created by Russian author Sergei Lukyanenko in his Watch series. It was interesting to read a Russian take on UF. I liked the ideas he presented, that your choice to be good or bad depended on the mood you were in when your powers first start manifesting and that these two opposing teams watch over humans but are not allowed to interfere. I'd like to think that I'd be part of the Night Watch (the good guys) if I were in his world, but knowing how often I get hit by bad moods that might just be wishful thinking!

16 comments:

  1. Thanks for stopping by. I love Urban Fantasy.

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  2. thanks for following me and I am happy to return the follow and look forward to reading your posts

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  3. Great answer! Happy friday!

    New follower!

    http://readingtopenguins.blogspot.com/2011/09/following-friday-4.html

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  4. ¡Hola Rea!

    Just dropping by to say Hi :)

    Love,
    Jeshu :D

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  5. New follower!

    Intersting answer. I haven't read these books, but they sound fascinating.

    Here's mine:
    http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com/2011/09/follow-friday_16.html

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  6. Hi Rea! Thanks for stopping by and for the follow (which I'm returning!)

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  7. This week’s Follow Friday question is a hoot! In typical Howard Sherman fashion my answer isn’t a book world. No way. Uh uh.

    I picked an imaginary UNIVERSE.

    You know how the saying goes – if you’re going to dream, dream big!

    And I did! Follow me back to my blog and explore this imaginary universe with me – http://www.howardsherman.net

    Thank God it’s Follow Friday!

    Howard Sherman
    http://www.howardsherman.net

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  8. Hey Rea. *waves*

    I have NO idea why I didn't even think of the Night Watch books *facepalm* - the world is gorgeous and intriguing.

    Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the blogosphere. :)

    Shelagh (Following Back)
    The Word Fiend

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  9. Thanks for coming by and following my blog. I love Urban Fantasy, too so I look forward to seeing more of your reviews!

    Now following you back.

    Have a great week,
    Teresa
    http://theduchessmommyreads.blogspot.com

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  10. I haven't read the Russian series, it sounds intriguing! Just hopping by, have a great weekend!

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  11. I haven't read much Urban Fantasy, but from what little I've read I don't think I'd be brave enough to be happy in one of those worlds :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. I'm not sure I'd be brave enough to live in an urban fantasy world!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am now following back:)

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

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  13. I've never heard of the Watch series but I'll have to check it out. It sounds like something I'd like. Great answer!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Following you back :-)

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  14. Sorry for the delayed follow! Thanks for stopping by my blog :) I can't say I've read either of the books you've mentioned, but I'm not sure I'd wanted to be gobbled up by a demon either!

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  15. I haven't read these books, but I enjoyed your answer.

    Sorry I'm only writing back now. I wasn't able to follow some people for some reason on friday, so I was waiting until it was working again. New follower!

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