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Old 09-12-2009, 12:08 PM   #1
 
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Default What books make you want to go and live there?

I'm reading "The Family Man" by Elinor Lipman, and I wish I could just enter that world and hang out with those people. I often feel this way about her books.

Which books make you want to walk inside them and live for awhile?
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Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert made me want to plan a trip to Italy!
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Every time I read a Jane Austen book I get a burning desire to live in that time period. The dresses, the cariages, the dances (sigh)
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Anne of Green Gables.
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I'm reading "The Family Man" by Elinor Lipman, and I wish I could just enter that world and hang out with those people. I often feel this way about her books.

Which books make you want to walk inside them and live for awhile?
Outlander, but only if I can have young Jamie.
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'Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil' by John Berendt made me want to go live in, or at least visit Savannah...which is kinda tough being on the other side of the world
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'Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil' by John Berendt made me want to go live in, or at least visit Savannah...which is kinda tough being on the other side of the world
I know, right? Except when I go there I want to hang out with that crowd.
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. I really wanted to go to Hogwarts.
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. I really wanted to go to Hogwarts.
I did too!!

Did you know that in the US its Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone?? I was flabbergasted when a friend came back from England with a copy of HP and the Philosopher's Stone for me.
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Did you know that in the US its Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone?? I was flabbergasted when a friend came back from England with a copy of HP and the Philosopher's Stone for me.
Really? Why's that?
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. I really wanted to go to Hogwarts.
I did too!!

Did you know that in the US its Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone?? I was flabbergasted when a friend came back from England with a copy of HP and the Philosopher's Stone for me.
No idea. But its weird, isn't it??

Really? Why's that?
I have no idea!! It's weird though, isn't it?
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I have wanted to live in Middle Earth since 7th grade. I still do. I know I would love it there. : )
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I did too!!

Did you know that in the US its Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone?? I was flabbergasted when a friend came back from England with a copy of HP and the Philosopher's Stone for me.
No idea. But its weird, isn't it??

Really? Why's that?
I have no idea!! It's weird though, isn't it?
Someone (probably religious) must have taken offense from the title.

Jeep, Middle Earth would be awesome! Me and Frodo would be bestest friends
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Someone (probably religious) must have taken offense from the title.
I doubt that's it- if they were pandering to religious fanatics, "sorcerer" woud have been more offensive. I'm guessing they just thought they new title would have more appeal for American audiences. (Which is still pretty stupid, IMO...)
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Someone (probably religious) must have taken offense from the title.
I doubt that's it- if they were pandering to religious fanatics, "sorcerer" woud have been more offensive. I'm guessing they just thought they new title would have more appeal for American audiences. (Which is still pretty stupid, IMO...)
Gemini is right -- the publishers thought that American kids wouldn't want to read a book with the world "Philosopher" in the title, so they changed it to Sorcerer to make it sound more action-packed and magical.
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Someone (probably religious) must have taken offense from the title.
I doubt that's it- if they were pandering to religious fanatics, "sorcerer" woud have been more offensive. I'm guessing they just thought they new title would have more appeal for American audiences. (Which is still pretty stupid, IMO...)
Gemini is right -- the publishers thought that American kids wouldn't want to read a book with the world "Philosopher" in the title, so they changed it to Sorcerer to make it sound more action-packed and magical.
Really? Hmm, so it's marketing then? Does the film have Sorcerer or Philosopher in the title? Also is it called the philosophers stone in the book or the sorcerer's?
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Definitely Saving Francesca and Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. They remind me so much of the kids at my school The Alex Rider series made me feel like being a spy for a while . I only got to read the first two Harry Potter books, but they were awesome

And about the title...I've seen it as both here in Canada, but the first one I saw was "Philosopher's". I've seen that more often than "Sorcerer's" Does Wikipedia mention anything about it?
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