Ninja Librarian Recon Team

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This week’s assignment for the Ninja Librarian Recon Team?  Name ten vacations that you would want to take in locations from books or scenes that you want to be a part of.

  1. Hogwarts.  Definitely.  Almost any scene would work although I would avoid the ones that involve battling Voldemort…
  2. Bag End to visit Bilbo before everyone else shows up.  So peaceful and beautiful.
  3. The Secret Garden.  Beauty and wonder and concealed from the rest of the world.
  4. Willie Wonka’s Factory.  Before all the brats show up!  😉
  5. Long Island so that I could attend one of Gatsby’s parties – just to people-watch…
  6. Three Pines from the Inspector Gamache series by Louise Penny.  A lovely little village for a quiet vacation and the opportunity to meet all those quirky characters!
  7. Oz and the Emerald City.  After the demise of the wicked witch.
  8. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore (from the book of the same name by Robin Sloan).  What a really cool, quirky, crazy bookstore.
  9. Narnia – in peaceful times…
  10. The library from The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.  I’d like to apply to be the next librarian!

Where would you want to go?  What would you want to experience?  Be sure to comment below!

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Ninja Librarians Recon Team

ninjalibrariancoverThis week’s assignment for the Ninja Librarians Recon Team?  List the top ten items (OK – I listed 11!) that I would take from books and what I would want to do with them.  Hmm…  is it fair to take all of them from the Harry Potter books?

  1.        Invisibility Cloak from Harry Potter – Seriously, the ability to be invisible would be nice once and awhile.  No one can interrupt my reading if they can’t see me…
  2.        Broomstick from Harry Potter – Shortened commute times, no frustrating traffic, no icy roads, and so fun – like flying!
  3.        The ability to apparate from Harry Potter – Even faster and easier, especially on rainy or snowy days when I don’t feel like taking the broom…
  4.        Wand from Harry Potter – Housework will bother me no more!  Or grocery shopping!
  5.        Hermione’s Time Turner from Harry Potter ­– Seriously, who doesn’t need more time?!
  6.        Mary Poppins’s bag – OK, I could have used Hermione’s bag, but I’m trying to branch out here!  Either way, a bottomless bag would make lugging all my stuff around a lot easier, and I would always have a good book with me!
  7.        Lightsaber from Star Wars – Preferably a purple one, because every girl should be able to protect herself in style, and I’ll have plenty of room in my bottomless bag…
  8.        Treehouse from The Magic Treehouse series – I love treehouses, and one that travels through time?  That’s pretty cool.
  9.        Tardis from Dr. Who series – And then there’s the ability to travel through time AND space…  and it has a gigantic library!
  10.    Wardrobe from Chronicles of Narnia – Or you could walk through a doorway into a new and magical world.
  11.    Hogwart’s Library from Harry Potter – I know, I know – I thought I was done with Harry Potter too, but I REALLY want that library!

What items would you want to take from books?  And what would you use them for?   Be sure to comment below!

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