Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because The Broke and Bookish are particularly fond of lists (as are we!). Each week a new Top Ten list topic is given and bloggers can participate.
Today’s Topic: Top Ten Dream Book Locations
Gayle Forman does a phenomenal job describing Europe in her Just One Day series. I haven’t started Book two yet. I think I am saving it just in case my husband randomly says, “Let’s go to Europe!” within the next year.
Wouldn’t it be lovely to read an Eliot Schrefer book in Africa? Maybe I can go a step further and dream that I read Endangered while resting in a bonobo sanctuary.
3. Salinas, California
I would love to visit Salinas, California and break out a John Steinbeck novel.
4. The Seven Kingdoms
While we are dreaming, I am going to go big. Can I have a one-way ticket to The Seven Kingdoms (the setting for the Graceling series)? Kellee, I will take you with me. 🙂
5. It’s a bit messy.
And now I am going to go across time (the Victorian Era), place, (the UK) and reality (fantasy). I would love to visit the multiverse of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials. While I am there, can I please have my own dæmon?
I’ll definitely join Ricki on the vacation to The Seven Kingdoms! But here are the other places I’d like to go.
1. Paris, France
I have never visited France, but have always wanted to. Reading Anna and the French Kiss and Linnea in Monet’s Garden make me want to visit it even more.
I live so close to the Everglades, but have never been there. Although I am pretty terrified of everything that is in the marsh/swamp, and Lost in the River of Grass doesn’t make it any better, I would love to go on a boat tour.
The animal life in Africa fascinates me, specifically apes. In both Primates, Threatened, and Endangered you see the amazing animals you can find in Africa (although you also see some of the human horrors that are happening), and that makes me want to go see these majestic creatures in the wild.
I want to live in Chicago, but I love visiting NYC, specifically the museums. You can see why I want to visit in books like Wonderstruck and From the Mixed Up Files of Basil E. Frankweiler.
I’ve been to Philadelphia, but after reading Ghetto Cowboy I want to go with a different set of lenses on.
Who wouldn’t want to go visit Hogwarts and Diagon Alley and all the other amazing Harry Potter places?!?!
Where would you like to take a book vacation?