this or that, whatever or wherever

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Hi everyone :)

I'm writing a review about a book that I read, and I was wondering about using 'whatever' or 'wherever' and 'this' or 'that'.

''I’ve always loved to read. I don’t know exactly why, but what I’m positive about is that it makes me travel and leave for a beautiful journey across... wherever/whatever it is! It can be, for an instant, a beautiful and colourful universe and then fall apart tragically and become a messy world...

However, you and I both know that not every author is able to accomplish that/this.''
 

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''I’ve always loved to read. I don’t know exactly why, but what I’m positive about is that it makes me travel and leave for a beautiful journey to... wherever it may be! It can be, for instance, a beautiful and colourful universe and then fall apart tragically and become a messy world.However, you and I both know that not every author is able to accomplish that/this.'' Not sure about this.
 

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Hi everyone :)

I'm writing a review about a book that I read, and I was wondering about using 'whatever' or 'wherever' and 'this' or 'that'.

''I’ve always loved to read. I don’t know exactly why, but what I’m positive about is that it makes me travel and leave for a beautiful journey across... wherever/whatever it is! It can be, for an instant, a beautiful and colourful universe and then fall apart tragically and become a messy world...

However, you and I both know that not every author is able to accomplish that/this.''

My suggestion:

"I've always loved reading. I don't know exactly why, but what I'm positive about is that it makes me travel and set off for a beautiful journey across....wherever it is! It can be, for an instant, a beautiful ........

..............to accomplish this"

Neither a teacher nor a native English speaker
 
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