This week’s Booking Through Thursday asks:
Are there any particular worlds in books where you’d like to live?
Or where you certainly would NOT want to live?
What about authors? If you were a character, who would you trust to write your life?
The sound of the sea is always calling me, and so I’m drawn to tales that take place near the water, particularly those southeastern shore cottages that Anne Rivers Siddons writes about so well, or the low country tales of Dorothea Benton Frank. I picture myself waking early, walking the sandy beach as the sun rises, wearing a pair of those gauzy linen pants rolled up mid-calf and armed against the slight chill off the Atlantic by a soft sweater thrown over my shoulder.
As a child, I was a great fan of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s stories, and often imagined living on the prairie with only clothespin dolls to play with. However, I’m quite sure I would not have been happy in those times…I’m just too much of a city girl at heart. And as much as I love the tales of 18th century Europe, I’m much better suited to life in the 21st!
Who could I trust to write my life? Who writes about American women better than Anne Tyler? I love the way she imbues even the most ordinary of characters with a quirky spark. I’d love to read her version of my life story!