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December 12, 2017

top ten tuesday: bookish settings to visit
posted by soe 1:48 am

I’ve never understood the desire to share a best-of reading (or listening or watching or whatever) list before the very last opportunity to add to it. There is still nearly three weeks left in the year, which leaves me enough time to read ten more books that could supplant those leading my pack right now.

Which is the long way of saying I won’t be doing today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic until the end of the month. So, instead, I’ll share my responses to last week’s topic at The Broke and the Bookish, which asked which bookish settings would you like to visit?

  • The Weasleys’ Burrow: I nicknamed our apartment after it. (Also, Hogwarts. Also, Diagon Alley. Also, Hogsmeade.)
  • Book World in Jasper Fforde’s Thursday Next series.
  • Prince Edward Island, based on the Anne books (and raidergirl3’s photos and descriptions).
  • The eponymous Secret Garden.
  • Wild Cat Island from Swallows and Amazons.
  • Guernsey.
  • The Night Circus (Even if I’d have to buy some black & white clothes to wear).
  • The Polar Express.
  • Queens Museum of Art (to see the miniature version of New York City)
  • Rivendell. Or maybe Lothlorian. Or maybe just the Shire.

On a related note, I own a book called Storybook Travels, which offers 30 real itineraries for favorite children’s books, including A Bear Called Paddington, Eloise, and The Watsons Go to Birmingham.

How about you? What bookish places would you like to step into?

Category: books. There is/are 3 Comments.

I have been thinking about this much also, and I have a list in my head, but I hope to read a few more books this year too which might change my list!

Comment by AsKatKnits 12.12.17 @ 8:36 am

Everything you said, plus Moonacre, a cruise on the “Dawn Treader” with King Caspian and Reepicheep, and a long stay in the Alps with Heidi. I could probably think of a hundred more, but these are my top picks for now 🙂

Comment by Karen 12.12.17 @ 10:08 am

I understand not making a Best of list yet. Poor books read in the last weeks of December!
Love your settings. I’d include more England/London places; also the Alps; and The Strand in NY.
My mom went to Guernsey while in a cruise; she liked it but there was prob a bit of a let down after the magic of the book.
I’m just sitting here in PEI, ready for a visit any time (in the summer, don’t come in winter, lol)

Comment by raidergirl3 12.12.17 @ 5:38 pm