Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Why I Love Wednesdays...Book Settings

Reflections of a Bookaholic

I am returning with my new feature... Why I love which takes place on Wednesdays. Today's proclamation of love concerns our Favorite Settings in Books

Why I Love...Well-Developed Settings

Ohhhh...this is such a difficult question to answer.  I've previously discussed how much I love books set during WWII but this time around, I'm going to be a big more...vague.  I love well-developed settings in books.  I think I'm kind of cheating (and kind of not) but I really don't have a strong preference of a particular time or place that a novel is set.  But I do care whether the setting is believable and well-developed.  I never like a feeling where I feel like something is out of place or I want the author to "tell me more!!" 

It doesn't matter if the author slowly unveils the a world and the reader learns bits and pieces about the setting over time.  I don't mind if an author creates a setting that I would not personally want to be in similar to the dystopian settings found in Divergent and The Hunger Games.  All that truly matters is that an author creates a world/setting that I can envision clearly.  Some books are set in magical worlds and give me the loveliness that is Hogwarts, but others give me contemporary cities or small towns.  I love them all if, AND ONLY IF, I can properly envision and connect with the world in which I am placed as a reader.  No guessing.  No confusion.  No inconsistencies.  

Now that I've sufficiently sort of, kind of dodged this question (though I answered it truthfully)...Tell me...

Which book settings do you love? Feel free to create your own post and link up.  Don't want to create an entire post?  Tell me your favorites in the comments.  Thanks for stopping by for another week of Why I Love Wednesdays!!

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