Hi all! I hope you’ve all had a great week, I have been well and truly getting in the Christmas spirit, I was out at the Christmas market in Edinburgh with my friends today and we exchanged Christmas presents, I have two Christmas dinners coming up in the next two days, so I am feeling very full of cheer right now. Since finishing Uni for the semester, I have been able to kick back, relax and read to my hearts content so I’m feeling pretty awesome right now!
Anyway, as it’s Tuesday, it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday, thanks to the lovely ladies over at The Broke and The Bookish. This week we’re talking all about Bookish Settings We’d Like To Visit, which is something I’m really excited about, as I often dream of visiting some of my favourite places from books, so it’s great to get to have an opportunity to talk about it! So here we go, the Bookish Settings I Would Totally Visit (were they real!):
- Hogwarts-Harry Potter Series-JK Rowling
Do I really have to explain this one? Seriously what’s up Hogwarts, where’s my letter? It’s been 21 years already, you must have really, really slow owls!
2. Red London-Shades of Magic Trilogy-VE Schwab
I’ll be honest, I’d go to any of Schwab’s Londons quite happily and I’d love to be an Antari and get to explore them all, but of the four, Red London sounds like the most fun and it has magic so…..yeah, I’d like to go there.
3. Camp Half-Blood-PJO Universe-Rick Riordan
I just want to have a summer at Camp Half-Blood? Please? Hanging out with all the demigods, getting do all the fun camp activities. I mean I might take a pass on the near certain death quests, but I would love to hang out at the Camp with Percy and the gang. The food sounds amazing!
4. The Faraway Tree-The Faraway Tree Stories-Enid Blyton
This is a childhood one, but I loved The Faraway Tree when I was little and the idea of being able to climb a tree into a land that changes every week, still thrills me a little. I would have to ensure it was a good land like the Land of Goodies rather than a bad land like the Land of Slaps before visiting though!
5. Le Cirque De Reves-The Night Circus-Erin Morgenstern
I may not have loved this book as much as everyone else seems to, but I would still love to visit the Circus, it sounds completely magical!
6. Narnia-Chronicles of Narnia-CS Lewis
Granted, I never made it past The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, but I would love to fall through the wardrobe into Narnia, especially after Christmas was returned!
7. Imperial Russia-The Crown’s Game Duology-Evelyn Skye
Sure, life wasn’t all great in Imperial Russia, but the picture Skye paints of it in her duology is so beautiful that I would love to get to visit it, just once.
8. Velaris-ACOMAF-Sarah J Maas
The descriptions of Velaris in ACOMAF sound so gorgeous, I would love to get to stroll the streets, experience Starfall and get to eat some of the delicious sounding food that Feyre eats in ACOMAF.
9. Higher Institute For Villainous Education-HIVE series-Mark Walden
Would I like to train in a super secret school for villains inside the crater of a volcano? Duh of course I would!
10. Caraval-Caraval-Stephanie Garber
I wouldn’t like to take part in the game, but Garber’s descriptions of it make it sound so amazing that I’d love to get to go and spectate, just soak up the atmosphere of the magical game.
So there we go, the bookish settings that I would love to visit! Do we share any? What bookish places would you like to visit? Let me know in the comments!
Next week’s topic is Top Ten Favourite Books of 2017 which should be a really fun one to do, it will be nice to share the love for the amazing books that I’ve read this year! I’m not sure if I’ll have anything else up this week, but I’m hoping to contact some people for my writing feature, Writing Corner, very soon, so hopefully I will have something for you guys in that area soon!