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Book Blogger Hop – Into A Book

March 25, 2011

Book Blogger Hop

I haven’t done the book blogger hop in a while, but thought I would do one today.

Today’s question is as follows:

“If you could physically put yourself into a book or series…which one would it be and why?”

There is a novella by Charlotte Perkins Gilman called What Diantha Did about a young woman who sets up a unionized workforce of women who do cooking and cleaning and puts it up in a community where women who work in other professions can utilize it.  This is not just a simplified maid service, everything is done fairly and everyone is well paid and the work is pristine.  I would love to live in that ideal world AND have someone help me with the housework and cooking.

“The New York Company announced the completion of their work and the Hotel del las Casas was opened to public inspection. “House of the Houses! That’s a fine name!” said some disparagingly; but, at any rate, it seemed appropriate. The big estate was one rich garden, more picturesque, more dreamily beautiful, than the American commercial mind was usually able to compass, even when possessed of millions. The hotel of itself was a pleasure palace—wholly unostentatious, full of gaiety and charm, offering lovely chambers for guests and residents, and every opportunity for healthful amusement. There was the rare luxury of a big swimming-pool; there were billiard rooms, card rooms, reading rooms, lounging rooms and dancing rooms of satisfying extent.”

Awww the luxury!

If you want to read my review on What Diantha Did you can go here OR to read the novella itself you can read it for free here.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 25, 2011 12:19 pm

    haha! I love the utopian lifestyle! Wouldn’t it be nice to have a little housework help here and there? I will certainly be checking out your review on that book! Thanks!


  2. March 25, 2011 11:03 pm

    I think the Utopian world would wig me out way too much! but lovin th blog!!

    – Kylie

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