Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Bookish Settings that I'd Love to Visit

Top Ten Tuesday is sponsored by The Broke and The Bookish.

Okay,  let's see what are the top 10 places I want to visit because I read about them in a book, and if I can remember exactly which books made me interested.

1.  Ireland 




Hmm, can't remember exactly which books, but I know there were some!

2.  Forks, Washington
 Because of Twilight, obviously.

3.  Scotland



Many books, all of the On Dublin Street series by Samantha Young.  The Harry Potter castle is actually in Scotland as well.

4.  England



So many books take place in England.  A lot of them by Amy Daws.  Of course, the Harry Potter series.  

5.  New York City
Okay, this might be a little bit cheating, but NYC was always on my list, because of all kinds of books, like Spellbound by Cara Lynn Shultz to name one.  And I did get to go there several years ago, and have now been 4 times. 

6.  New Orleans



Another one I've already gotten the chance to visit. And because of books like the Arcana Chronicles by Kresley Cole or the Wicked saga by Jennifer Lynn Armentrout, I totally wanted to go.

7.  Mexico



I've always been interested in old ruins from ancient civilizations, and after the book The Ruins by Scott Smith, Mexico became high on my list.  I made that come true about 10 years or so ago, when I visited the ruins in Tulum.  My first, and so far only, time out of the US.

8.  Egypt




Egypt is one that is from many, many books, among other things.  But a few that I can remember for sure are the Time Travelers series by Caroline B. Cooney, the Blossom Culp series by Richard Peck, as well as newer books like Reawakened by Colleen Houck.

9.  Germany, Amsterdam



I have wanted to see the house, attic really, that Anne Frank and her family had to hide out in.  I also feel like I want to visit a concentration camp, and pay my respects to those whose lives were lost in the holocaust.

10.  Australia

I think the first time I really thought I wanted to go was after reading Pride of the Peacock by Victoria Holt.

So, have you been to any of these places?  Are you from one of them?  What are some locations you want to visit after reading a book that took place in that setting?

32 comments:

  1. I think I would like to visit all of these place. Great list.

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    1. Thanks! It was fun to do, but hard to cut down to just 10. Glad you could stop by!

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  2. I've always wanted to visit New Orleans and do a graveyard tour (or several). I think it would be a perfect Gothic town. Great list!

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    1. I had to go on a cemetery tour when I first visited NOLA. But I went in the pouring rain by myself because no one with me wanted to go, and I wasn't leaving without the tour. Thanks for visiting!

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  3. Go to Edinburgh, for sure. It was amazing and magical!

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    1. And now that I've started watching Outlander and reading those books, I want to go even more! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. OOoh very nice picks!! I'd love to visit all these places as well! I love traveling! 97% of the time it's all author visits that lead to my traveling! I did go to NOLA too for such an occasion and snuck in some sightseeing as well! it's definitely quite the experience! Lol!

    Thanks for visiting my TTT post!

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    1. Chances to meet authors have been behind a lot of my travels as well. :-) We're kindred spirits! Thanks for visiting!

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  5. Lisa this is such a great list and its cool you stuck to real places!! Egypt is one for me for sure if not for the terrorists!! And a trip to Great Britain seems in order...

    I love top 10 Tuesday... Here's my post if you're interested in my choices <3 https://perspectiveofawriter.wordpress.com/2017/12/05/top-10-tuesday-bookish-settings-to-visit-as-a-tourist/

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    1. That's the sad thing about Egypt, it's not safe to go. But it is one place I wish I could see more than anything. I think Great Britain, Scotland, and Ireland are probably the most likely for me in the future though. Thanks for stopping by and I'll be sure to visit you back!

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  6. I have been lucky enough to visit most of these countries (though Egypt is a total goal for me), and I grew up in NYC, so it will always be special to me. Great list!

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    1. Jealous! With my sister living in NYC now, I've had the chance to go there four times. I think about going back to go to BEA again, but then I think of all the places I haven't been, and decide it's not worth spending the money, even with a free place to stay. Thanks for visiting!

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  7. Most of these would be on my list of places to visit, for sure. Scotland, Ireland, and Australia too. All places I need to get to. :)

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    1. It's sure fun to dream about it. If only we had the money! Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. There are a lot of places on your list that I want to visit as well, though I don't know if any of them are because of specific books!

    Awesome list!

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    1. Thanks! Some of them may have been on my list to visit before I read a book about them, but the books just added in to wanting. Thanks for visiting!

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  9. Hi Lisa, I'm from England, have lived in Wales (Mum's Welsh & speaks Welsh fluently) & Scotland and now live in Ireland so if you ever want a guided tour ...!

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    1. I love that I meet all these awesome bloggers and readers online. If I ever make it out your way, I'll definitely try to get in touch so we can meet up! Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. I'm from England and now live in Scotland, so can definitely recommend both places. I haven't been to Ireland yet but I really want to. I loved New York when I visited five years ago and would love to go back. My sister lives in Amsterdam and I've been over to visit her a couple of times, it's lovely. Germany is amazing, if you go then go at Christmas, the Christmas markets are immense! Ireland is one that I'd really love to go to, I have a friend who lives in Northern Ireland though, so will hopefully be able to swing that one soon!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2017/12/05/top-ten-tuesday-136/

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    1. So many fellow bloggers that I would love to meet! If I did ever make it out that way, I'd be sure to get in touch with you guys for ideas, and maybe to meet up! Germany is on my list to visit some time, but I must come up with the money for all the places first. Thanks for visiting!

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  11. Love this list! books make me want to travel so much, especially to actual places. I want to go to Paris now because of books!


    Marissa

    Reading List

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    1. Yep. Many places I never thought about become places of interest because I read about them in a book that I love. Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. This list is almost a perfect match to my travel bucket list. I've been to England and NYC but would absolutely love to visit all of the rest of these. Great list!

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    1. It is kind of a bucket list for me I guess. I've been to NYC, but I kept it on the list because I wanted to visit because of books. Thanks for visiting!

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  13. I am from England, so I might be biased, but I think you should definitely come visit our little, old island :-D Off your list, I would love to visit Egypt!

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    1. I find more and more that I'll probably have England as one of the places I'll go next. Out of the US that is. Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. I'd love to visit Australia one day. Admittedly, even though I only live in Wales, I've still not made that trip up to Scotland yet.

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    1. I can understand that, I live in America but I've only been to the West Coast once. Thanks for visiting!

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  15. Totally want to go to Forks and any place that has to do with anything Harry Potter. Books or movies. I also just finished reading Heidi (the full version) and would love to go to Switzerland.

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    1. Isn't it great how books make you want to travel? Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  16. Great list! Definitely agree with all of these! :)

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