Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Top Ten Tuesday - Top Ten Places Books Have Made Me Want to Visit
Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic from The Broke and the Bookish is Top Ten Places Books have made me want to visit. I had a hard time getting to 10 as a lot of books I read that have strong place feelings tend to center around the same place!
2. Prince Edward Island - How can any fan of L.M. Montgomery not want to go to Prince Edward Island? Anne of Green Gables is basically a love story to this island.
3. Cornwall, England - Cornwall has been on my short list of places I want to go since I discovered The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher when I was a teenager.
4. Bookstores in London - 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff is the best love story for books I've ever read. It just makes you want to visit and spend hours prowling around the stores that contain the beautiful books mentioned.
6. Small town just about anywhere - small town settings seem to be all the rage in cozies and contemporary romance right now and I really want to go to a beautiful bustling little town filled with fascinating shops like the ones so often described! Can I please go visit the bookstores in Lorna Barrett's Stoneham, New Hampshire or eat ice cream while shopping at the boutiques in Mariah Stewart's St. Dennis?
7. Maine - I've hit several series set in Maine lately and it's definitely increased my interest in travelling there. My favorite is probably Donna Kauffman's Blueberry Cover series where she talks a lot about
8. Portland, Oregon - the Pacific Northwest has never been high on my Places to Go list until I read Scene of the Climb by Kate Dyer-Seeley. Her portrayal of Portland, Oregon made it seem damp and cold but also vibrant and intersesting.
9. The Greenway Estate in Devon England - okay so this one wasn't really inspired out of a book unless you count the many biographies and the autobiography of Agatha Christie that I've read. After I buy my plane ticket to Ireland the next place I"m going will be Greenway.
10. Pre-1950s Egypt and Baghdad - these are also from Agatha Christie books. It's hard not to get swept up in the exotic locations that Agatha paints in her portrayals of the Middle East. Not only is she extremely familiar with these places but she loved them dearly as well. I'd love to visit these places to see what she saw even though most are not exactly tourist destinations now.
There's my places. Do you armchair travel?