Recently I read Spindle's End and the Golden Compass. In the former large bodies of water/swimming/fish are bad b/c of the way that magic flows through them (you find this out at the beginning of the book). In the latter there's a part where a dæmon becomes a dolphin and swims in the water. When that happened I freaked out for a moment because I thought that I was in the other world and that would have been a very bad thing to happen in that world. Then I remembered that it was a different fantasy world that I was in and the water was okay.
Ok, time to make chocolate mint chocolate chip cookies.