Blog Hop: Fictional Home Away From Home

book-blogger-hop-finalToday’s Book Blogger Hop question is: Is there a fictitious town in a book that you would love to live in? What makes it appealing?

The first one to come to mind is…not exactly a town.  I read the Pern books when I was pretty young, and I loved the Harper Hall in Dragonsinger.  I’m not sure anymore why I like it so much, since I’m not even musical (and I’ve realized a few issues with Pernese culture, another story entirely).  But there’s still something that feels very appealing about a craft hall/school where everyone makes music and records history in songs.  And bubbly pies sound delicious and fire lizards delightful.

The probably more significant fictitious town I’d like to live in is Avonlea–or Glen St. Mary–or whatever town Emily of New Moon is living in (I can’t seem to find a name!)  Because really, they’re all fictitious versions of Cavendish, the village L.M. Montgomery grew up in, on Prince Edward Island.  Like the Harper Hall, there are obvious disadvantages (both to the late 1800s and to the rural setting) but she makes it sound so delightful.  Her (word) pictures of nature are breathtaking, and I love the idea of a little village where everyone knows everyone and is interconnected in a complex web of relations and friendships and shared histories.

What fictitious town would you like to live in?  Are you totally sure, or do you see some reservations to your choice too?

3 thoughts on “Blog Hop: Fictional Home Away From Home

  1. dianem57

    Williamsburg, Virginia, the setting of one of my favorite series of books, that chronicles the saga of two intertwined families from the Colonial period to WWII. That’s not a fictional town, but the author makes it sound very appealing.

  2. I also very much wanted to live in Harper Hall, despite the problems you mention (though I am musical) – and the issues of Thread! But PEI sounds so beautiful, too…

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