Tuesday, November 25, 2014

I Want Adventure in the Great Wide Somewhere

One of my favorite things about fantasy novels is the plot! Most fantasy novels involves quests to retrieve a much-needed object or magical talisman, or a journey that will get them where they need to be to defeat a great evil. The adventures make fantasy books so compelling + exciting to read, and so Hannah & I thought we'd focus on adventures for today's event post.


What's your favorite adventure in a book?

THE HOBBIT BY J.R.R. TOLKIEN / I mean, really, who wouldn't want to read about an important, life-changing quest that takes the characters through forests and mountains, homes of elves and dwarves? Plus, it's the kind of adventure that changes a person, pushing them to be braver, stronger, and more than they ever thought they could be. I've reread this book countless times and it's still always as epic as it was the very first time I read it.

What adventure would you like to go on?

THE HEROES OF OLYMPUS BY RICK RIORDAN / It was really hard for me to narrow it down to one adventure I'd really like to go on, but this is the series I decided on. It has a lot to do with the fact that I adore mythology, and that I just think the demigods (and other fun characters) in the series would be great company. The stakes might be high for their adventure, but seriously, they go through a lot of cool things together. I'd like to have a godly parent to make me a half-blood too so I could join them!


What's the best adventure you've ever been on?

JAPAN 2009 / I've been fortunate to travel to many wonderful places in the quarter of life that I've lived! My favorite adventure I've ever been on so far is, hands down, the trip to Japan I went on in 2009. It was a last-minute sort of thing, as my grandmother and her friends needed a younger traveling companion along. But it turned into one of the best trips ever! I got to see such beautiful temples and castles, and go to a few cities (Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto). Japan is a beautiful mix of modern chaos and elegant tradition, and I fell madly, deeply in love after my visit. I can't wait to go back someday!

What's your favorite adventure in a book?
What adventure would you like to go on?
What's the best adventure you've ever been on?

3 comments:

  1. I really like this post. I've never been too fond of fantasy, but between Game of Thrones and thoughts of The Lunar Chronicles and Throne of Glass, I believe I'm getting there. :)

    I've never read The Hobbit, but I've been told I need to read it and the LoTR series, so I'll do that...someday. The Heroes of Olympus series sounds good. I'm interested in mythology and such so, I should read it sometime.

    I'm so jealous you got to visit Japan! I've wanted to visit Japan for years. Gah. How lucky. Wow, I'd love to visit castles and temples and cities, especially Tokyo. What a great trip to go on.



    Great post.

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  2. Your photos in Japan are fantastic, looks like you have a good time :)

    I dont know what is my favorite book of adventures, I love too The Hobbit (The final movie is almost here) and love The Children of Hurin


    In black friday i think i will buy the final book of Heroes of Olympic, i cant wait

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  3. I WANT IT MORE THAN I CAN TEEEEEELL *burst into singing*

    Okay.


    The best adventure I've had so far.. Difficult! I guess even small things can be great adventures in the end, so things I did on my vacations might count. Canoeing for the first time was amazing! I think we did 35 km (and it was our first time ever) and there were some challenging parts. That was cool :) Japan sounds awesome.

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