Monday, October 13, 2014
Ten Places Books Have Made Me Want To Visit
This week's book meme from The Broke and Bookish has to do with top ten places that books have made me want to visit.
Is it to broad to say that I want to see England? After reading Austen, Dickens, and the Bronte sisters (to name a few), I decided that England is at the top of my list for places I want to visit someday. I was kind of hoping to have visited there by now, but such is life.;) Someday, right?
2. Prince Edward Island
Between Anne of Green Gables and Emily of New Moon (both by L.M. Montgomery), this is another place high on my list!
3. The American Frontier/Prairie
I can attribute this to Laura Ingalls Wilder. Granted, I have seen a lot of land between the Midwest and the West coast, due to road trips to visit family. I think more than just seeing it, that it would be fun to take part in a (small) re-enactment of what it would be like to go West on one of the pioneer trails.
4. Canadian frontier
This would be due to reading Janette Oke's series involving Mounties and school teachers.:) Her novels were some of the first ones I read as a young teenager, so they will always hold a special place in my heart.;)
So, for some reason, I always associated James Herriot with Scotland (until just now, when I went to look him up....). Oops. I guess than I shall say that it is due to Sir. Walter Scott and Robert Burns.
Particularly Paris. Especially the Opera House. Guess what books might of influenced me here? (cue organ music) Les Miserables and the works of Dumas may have influenced me here too.:)
7. Sounis, Eddis and Attoli
The Mediterranean style islands from The Queen's Thief
It is a sad thing when you would love to visit a place, but there is no way you could ever hope to actually go, since the place doesn't exist.;) At least, not in the truest form that is in a book.
9. The Shire
Really, just about all of the places mentioned in LOTR's. With, perhaps, the exception of Mordor.;)
For obvious reasons.:)
What would your list of top ten places look like?