Top Ten Places Books Have Made Me Want To Visit15:20
Have you ever read a book and then wished that you could visit its story world, a period in history, or the country it’s set in? I know I have. This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, is all about those places that books have made you want to visit. I’m cheating (again) this week and only listing my top five places I’d love to visit thanks to books.
Jane Austen’s books are amazing. They’re witty, have a host of unique characters, and are set inside what feels like the most amazing time period ever. Every time I read one of her books, I’m left wishing that I could go back in time to visit Regency England and dance at a ball, or ride in a carriage and maybe spend some time in Bath, or in a big country house. That would be amazing.
I’d love to visit America in any time period. So many great books are set there. I want to go and search for Mount Olympus on the 500th floor of the Empire State Building, experience a proper snowy winter, and visit some of the places that my favourite books have been set in. It might take me some time to get round the whole country though.
Well, I actually want to go and visit Middle Earth, but I think that New Zealand is the closest I’m going to be able to get. I’ll admit that this one is partly inspired by the Lord of the Rings movies as well, but I was interested in the books first, so it totally counts. I want to visit Hobbiton and see the world of Middle Earth. The food and drink from the Shire alone would be worth it.
I’d love to travel forward in time to when space travel is normal and there are robots and aliens, and strange planets Think of all the gadgets there would be to play with. I’m rather hoping that they have lightsabers in the future, but in a pinch I’d probably settle for a laser gun, or maybe a holographic computer.
I’m cheating with this one I’m sure, but I am totally unashamed. Kerr is actually a country in one of my own books. But what writer wouldn’t want to visit her own creation? I want to see the song magicians, travel through the countryside, and experience the whole thing first hand. It would be totally awesome.
What bookish places would you like to travel to? Have you ever wished you could visit the world of your own story?
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