Wish you were there?


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.  This week’s topic is:


Places Mentioned In Books That I’d Like to Visit

I’ve mainly plumped for places that are real – although I have mixed in a bit of fantasy too.

The Shire – it looks such a lovely place – to be honest I just want to go and explore Bilbo’s Hobbit hole because I’m nosey like that.  I guess I could use this as a great excuse to visit New Zealand.

London  – I have visited a number of times but unbelievably never visited Harry Potter world – so I think another visit is needed.

Scotland – I actually have a visit planned to Scotland and I can’t wait – I’m thinking Highlander,  Outlander and the Rebel Angel series by Gillian Philip as inspiration – if any is needed.

Not really a place – although it does visit various places en-route – The Orient Express.  I would love to take a trip on this famous train.  I have Agatha Christie in mind as the inspiration of course although I’m not eager to have a murder on board – this one really is one of those pipe dreams – but that’s what dreams are for eh?

I would love to visit New York – I’m sure that there are many great books that use it as a setting but I loved The Immortals by Jordanna Max Brodsky and the way she wove some of the places into her story.

Barcelona – I loved Shadow of the Wind and this is a city that I’ve always wanted to see. One day – hopefully soon.

Transylvania – just because.  I know you can figure this one out.

I wonder if I visit Kansas whether I’ll be able to catch a trip to OZ….. maybe something a little bit safer than a twister.

And finally, what are the odds of scouring the countryside in search of a certain house and a certain wardrobe??

The last spot is left open for your favourite location straight out of a book?