Fictional Intruder

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Fictional Intruder.”

Go down the rabbit hole with Alice; play quidditch with Harry Potter; float down the river with Huck Finn… If you could choose three fictional events or adventures to experience yourself, what would they be?

Let’s be honest, for a bookish person, this post is quite difficult. How can I choose ONLY three fictional events or adventures I would like to experience?! Okay, here we go.

Because choosing the Quidditch Cup is too limited (for me), the first adventure I would love to experience (I’m sure you’ve already guessed) is to attend Hogwarts. I’m including all seven years as a single adventure, because, let’s face it, graduating from Hogwarts would be nothing short. I’ll throw in a trip to a Quidditch Cup as part of the adventure as well 🙂

The second experience would be spending a day on New World from the Chaos Walking trilogy. It would have to be without the cure though to get the full effect and see what it’s like hearing the thoughts of others. I can’t say I would enjoy it, but it would be fascinating to experience.

Lastly, I would have to choose having Mary Poppins as my nanny. I don’t believe much of an explanation is required here. Laughing on the ceiling at tea time? Snapping your fingers and the room is clean? Walking on clouds above London? What wouldn’t be amazing about all of that?

I have to admit, this took a lot longer to think about than I would have thought. There are so many fictional worlds I wish I could witness!

What three experiences would you choose?


Let’s Do This!

After a few months of chaos, the day has finally arrived for Novel Treks to officially kick off! In the last three months, I have completed a bucket list while saying farewell to the lovely city of Chicago (and judging by the weather, I made it out just in time) and made the long drive west to colorful Colorado!

I am looking forward to sharing my adventures – in both the real and literary worlds – with you all. To give you a sense of what to expect, I want to explain my current vision and plan for Novel Treks. Every Tuesday you will see a post for PositiviTuesday. This is an idea I cam up with a few months ago which I began sharing with my closest friends. The concept, as you may have guessed, is simple: giving or receiving positive messages through the day – no mater how amazing or terrible the day may seem. The length of these posts will vary – a quote or original writing may be your reading for the day. Sundays will be Short Story Sundays. I will select one or two short stories and provide my review(s). These will be shorter posts with the intention of encouraging you to explore a new author or genre. Other than these weekly posts, you will see a smattering of book reviews, monthly photography roundups, and personal posts of my latest escapades.

In addition to the ‘regular’ posts mentioned above, I will be planning challenges, read-a-thons, and giveaways to get you all involved :). These posts and events will require a bit of preparation, but start looking out for them in mid- to late spring!

I hope you enjoy these chronicles and find some interesting reads along the way! If you would like reading recommendations or have any review requests or general feedback, please feel free to leave a comment here, email or follow me on social media (links below).