It's Tuesday again! Yay!!! That means it's time for my favortie weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
Top Ten Book Settings
One of the things I think I do not do enough of is traveling. Why? Simple...my poor bank account just will not allow it. Seriously, I think we all should just be able to go wherever we want, whenever we want but I guess life doesn't work that way. Oh well, at least I can go to tons of worlds before I die by reading about them in books. It's practically free and I don't have to worry about packing that way. Here's my list:
The Highlands - Mostly from KMM's Highlander series. Honestly, if I'm going to go visit the Highlands...I want THESE Highlanders there to greet me...Yumm!
Narnia - Who doesn't want to go there? The Chronicles of Narnia are great stories with amazing characters. Aside from the fact that all the giant talking animals might freak me out at first, I will wanna go.
Rivendell - I wasn't a huge fan of The Lord of the Rings books, but who would not want to go to a beautiful place like Rivendell with all the elves?
Barrons Books and Baubles - Yes. Barrons amazing bookstore from KMM's Fever. I could LIVE in that place. Barrons would be an added bonus ;)
Ireland - Have you read P.S. I Love You? That book made me want to go to Ireland so bad. Love me a gorgeous Irish setting and to-die-for Irish men.
Hogwarts - Come on...seriously...you know you wanna go there. Even if you don't care for Harry Potter much, Hogwarts is definitely a must-see.
Georgia/Atlanta - Gone With the Wind. Yes, this was a tough time to live in, but I would still love to be there. Even if it's just to wear the cool (but probably annoying) dresses. I love books set in this period and would love to go back...just for a day.
OZ - What little girl did not fantasize about being picked up in a tornado and waking up in the Wonderful Land of OZ? I know I was dying to meet the Scarecrow, put it to the Wicked Witch, and wear those awesome ruby red slippers. The Wonderful Wizard of OZ was definitely my childhood classic.
Wonderland - Oh, to be Alice and fall down that rabbit hole. I have always been facinated with her story and Wonderland is definitely the place to visit.
Verona - From Shakespeare's classic Romeo & Juliet. Since the first time I read this play, I have always dreamed of seeing the setting for one of the greatest tragedies made. Someday, someday.
So there's my list. Sure, a lot of these places I will never see no matter how many times I win the lottery. Let's face it...most of them are made up or need a time machine to get to, but that is the joy of reading. I would love to be able to live in those times or just see the inside of a Wizard school for one day. Nothing wrong with dreaming.
What's on your list?