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: Ten Places We Want To Visit (After Reading Books)
Books can transport you, but these are the places we’d actually like to go to.
Some of the places I wanted to visit in our book vacation post were Europe, Africa, Salinas (California), the Seven Kingdoms, and Pullman’s multiverse. I can most certainly think of five more. 🙂
1. The back of my wardrobe
C.S. Lewis created magic in the back of his wardrobe, so I want to see if I can go exploring in mine.
2. An old-fashioned locomotive
Brian Floca’s Locomotive is an incredible picture book that shows the complexity of steam engines. I want to visit one and explore.
3. Arches National Park
Edward Abbey’s Desert Solitaire was one of the best books I read in college. The way Abbey captures the beauty of this park in his nonfiction text will make you want to go there to see it for yourself.
4. Midnight Gulch
If you haven’t read Natalie Lloyd’s A Snicker of Magic, I recommend you drop everything and read it. It is the most spindiddly, magical books I have ever read.
5. America (Road Trip Style)
From Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck to Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson, books always seem to make me want to go on a road trip across America. Anyone want to join me on a book-themed road trip? Kellee?
I touched on the real places I would love to visit based on the setting of a book on our book vacation post, so I thought today I’d post about fictional places I would like to visit.
1. Hogwarts (and Diagon Alley)
I don’t think I need to elaborate. It’d be so cool!
2. Rabbit Island from Rabbit Island by Jake Parker in Explorer: The Lost Islands edited by Kazu Kibuishi
Well, first: talking rabbits. Second, in the end they have such a great society. Third, the island is beautiful. Fourth, robots!
3. Kingdoms in Hero’s Guide books by Christopher Healy
I would love to visit the fractured fairy tale world of Healy’s. Although there are some trolls, witches, etc., many of the towns would be so much fun to visit.
4. Under water society (without all the issues) in Dark Life by Kat Falls
How amazing would it be to live underwater?!
5. Airships from Matt Cruse series by Kenneth Oppel
In Oppel’s books, airships are like cruise ships in the sky. I would love to be able to go fly in one of them.
Where would you love to visit?