Top Ten Tuesday – Travel Inspired Books

I’m late with the Top Ten Tuesday, but better late than never, I suppose. This weeks Top Ten Tuesday is:

Ten places books have made me want to visit

. . . and they are in no special order. Just what came to mind first. What are some places books have made you want to visit? Fictional or Real?

1. Hogwarts, who doesn’t want to visit a magical world

2. 221B Baker Street
Well in all actuality only if Benedict Cumberbatch were there. Love that man.

3. Hundred-Acre Wood (Winnie the Pooh) — Childhood favorite. I loved love Christopher Robbins imagination. Favorite character Piglet, with Eeyore hot on his tail. Tigger was a little to rambunctious for me. Made me tired.

4. Sleepy Hollow
Yep, Sleepy Hollow especially if Tim Mison or Johnny Depp is there. I do however love the horseman when he’s wielding his hatchet. Not so much when he’s lopping off people’s head. But I love sword play done right and he does it right.

Anyway, besides those two hunks of men and the horseman, I remember reading The Legend of Sleepy Hollow as a child and it scared the crap out of me. Not a bad scared — keeping me awake night and being afraid of things that go bump in the night. A good scared in which I had to know if such a thing really existed. Was the legend true and if wasn’t how did it come about.

5. Sweden
Ah yes, Stieg Larsson with the Millenium Trilogy sured up my desire to go to Sweden. It’s been on my bucket list for a minute and after reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, I knew I had to go. I can’t imagine the folks there are really that screwed up, but after reading other Scandinavian authors I’m not so sure.

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6. Dublin
I will have to say the James Joyce’s Dubliners sparked my interest in Dublin, but the TV show Ballykissangel really made me want to go Ireland and of course Bono and The Edge from U2.

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7. The Emerald City
There’s a wish I want granted and I want to see the horse of a different color. Not too much to ask for.

8. The Shire
This place just seems so serene and right about now I could use a bit of serenity.

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9. Narnia
Now that they’re turning the Narnia books into movies. Narnia wouldn’t be same without Liam Neeson as Aslan. I’ve loved these books since I was a child and I always thought it wonderful to grow up in fairy tale and then come back to reality as if a day or two has passed. Oh, the experiences — good and bad.

10. Wonderland
I don’t even know where to begin with this one because there are so many things I loved about this book as child. It’s hard to pin one thing down. So, I’ll just leave it as I want to visit Wonderland.

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