Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #15: Bookish Travels

Today's Topic: 
Ten Places Books Have 
Made Me Want To Visit

Another fun topic! Hurray! I've rarely read a book and thought "I want to go there!" so I kind of had to think about it... I should probably preface my answers with a disclaimer: I have a really weird mind. When I looked at the question, my first thoughts were about post-apocalyptic worlds. I have a fascination with urban exploration, which kind of falls into line with dystopia. So... anyway.

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Some huge English estate
The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin
This book is a Downton Abbey-esque tale of an American woman who goes to England to marry for a title. The book is an excellent quick read and the setting is one of the only real world (book) locations I'd love to visit. 

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The Eruption of the Yellowstone Supervolcano
Ashfall by Mike Mullin
I think watching a supervolcano erupt and destroy half the country would be kind of epic. Of course, I wouldn't want people to get hurt and I'd need to be in a bubble in the sky or something, but I'd love to see it. 

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City of Sand, New America
Eve by Anna Carey 
This is another weird one. Of course, I wouldn't want to see people die, but I would love to see Las Vegas being rebuilt from the ruins. I have a weird fascination with abandoned buildings, so I couldn't help but add this one to the list. 

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Hogwarts Castle
Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
Um... do I eve have to explain this one? Who among us has read Harry Potter and NOT wanted to spend some time in the castle? That's all I have to say about that. 

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The Arena Control Room
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Well, if you guys don't already think I'm a terrible person after Ashfall and Eve... I guess you will now. But come on! If you had the chance to see how the arena was run, wouldn't you?? Okay, only if the players volunteered - like Survivor!

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The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
One word: Lothlorien. Galadriel has always been kind of awe inspiring to me. If I could visit ANYWHERE, Lothlorien would be the very top of my list. I would love to spend a day with Galadriel and Celeborn in the trees. 

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The Overlook Hotel
The Shining by Stephen King
Time for some honesty. I hate haunted houses, but I love them too. Mostly I hate them. Books and movies can't touch me! All of that being said, I would definitely love to check out this hotel. With my husband's protection, of course. 

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Splintered by A.G. Howard
Wonderland! Who doesn't want to go to Wonderland? Okay, so A.G. Howard's Wonderland is a little... different. So? I'd still love to visit! Not to mention Morpheus is there... That's all the incentive I need!

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The World of Star Trek
Star Trek by Alan Dean Foster
This one is just really cool. The Enterprise is really just awesome and the 2009/2013 movies made it that much more awesome! Oh, and Spock. Yes, Spock is there. I'd love to visit the world of Star Trek. 

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Chester's Mill
Under the Dome by Stephen King
Last, but most certainly not least, is the town of Chester's Mill. This is another one of those weird ones. I'd want an escape plan, obviously, but I would love to be inside the dome for just a little while! Books have all the fun. 

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