Welcome to today's ORDER OF DARKNESS blog tour. Order of Darkness is the second book in the CHANGELING series by Philippa Gregory, and I'm thrilled to be today's tour stop. Today's tour question for me to answer is:
That's such a hard answer to pick, because there are so many era I'd like to visit. One of the era's I'm most fascinated by is late 1920's through the late 1930's. I think a lot of that has to do with growing up listening to my Grandmother vivid story's from her growing up during this. She easily painted the picture for me of what it was like growing up then, the good, the bad (the depression), and the fun. She talked about the fashion, the music, and really over all what society was like then. It's always intrigued me and left an impression on me and had me wishing that I could go back during that time just to get a glimpse of her life life then, and what the world was like.
I've also been intrigued with the Victorian Era for as long as I can remember, and my reading of this time period only fuels that. I feel like this was a time in our world's history that was all about change. Things were being invented, movements were slowly starting to happen, and let's face it, if I could I would choose to go back in the era that Will, Jem and Tessa (from Cassandra Clare's The Infernal Devices series) lived, I would in a heart beat. I'm sure picking this era is comical to those who really know me, as I wouldn't last long during a time when women were subjected to not really think for themselves, and weren't treated equally. If I could go back in time for a day or so I'm pretty sure I could control my outspoken, get it done myself, women can do a lot of (not all) the same things men can, don't tell me what to do attitude. I would totally drag Sophie with me, who'd most likely have that same modern day wit and charm I'd bring with me. That way we'd both get shunned and scrutinized together. Though instead of romping around the streets of London, she'd be off roaming the romantic country side of England playing coy with her beloved Mr. Darcy. ;)
Though I am intrigued by the fashion of this period of time, let's face it, having to squeeze into a corset every day wouldn't be as fun as it first sounds. Sure if I really were able to step back in time and visit the streets of London, it would be a dirty, dangerous place for a women of standing to be. *snort laugh* I mean for any women, since the time I'd want to go to, women needed escorts and had their name and virtue to protect. Can you imagine having Jem or Will walking you around a London park? Okay maybe not Will since he seems like the kind of boy who would want to claim your virtue as his own, but you know what I mean. So I guess my answer would be Victorian London with Jem and Will, oh or wait, Sherlock Holmes was also around this time. Yes, I'm talking the Robert Downey Jr Sherlock Holmes. Yes, I'm totally picking this era to go back and visit. ;)
What era would you visit?