Top Ten Places Books Make Me Want to Visit

This is a rendition of Top Ten Tuesday by the This week was the top 10 places books made you want to visit, whether real or imaginary. I had trouble with this one because I’m a lot more eager to go around meeting people from books rather than places. So, here we go:

1. Phantasmorania from “The Ordinary Princess” by M. M. Kaye
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2. Ireland from “Lion of Ireland” by Morgan Llywelyn

3. Verona from “Master of Verona” by David Blixt
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4. Narnia from the series “Narnia” by C.S. Lewis

5. The 100 Acre Wood from all of “Winnie the Pooh” by A.A. Milne

6. The Paris Opera House from “Phantom of the Opera” by Gaston LeRoux

7. The cat hills from “Millions of Cats” by Wanda Gág

8. Frell from “Ella Enchanted” by Gail Carson Levine

9. Luster from “Into the Land of the Unicorns” by Bruce Coville

10. Ingary from “Howl’s Moving Castle” by Diana Wynne Jones

What about you? Do you want to visit Frell mainly to meet Ella and her friends, or would you just enjoy the scenery? (I’m characters.) Would you love to run amuck in Howl’s house or kingdom alone or do you just want to talk to him? (I’m for the house more than the wizard.) What sort of places intrigue you?


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. turtlephoenix
    Oct 20, 2014 @ 16:08:21

    Okay, I had to stop typing up an interview to respond to this. I haven’t even read your list: I want to give you mine and THEN compare.

    1) Discworld
    2) Hogwarts
    3) Abarat (from the Clive Barker series)
    4) Colette’s 1920s Paris
    5) The Sandman’s Library, from the comics. It has all the books written and all the books that could have been written.
    6) The Midsummer Night’s dream forest
    7) Wonderland (of course!)
    8) Nnedi Okorafor’s Nairobi, with its sorcerers and sorceresses, and genius children with special powers, and technicolor forests and markets.
    9) Bloom County/Outland, from the comics, and hang out with Opus the penguin.
    10) Hobbiton. I’ve kind of already been there, but not with Elijah Wood. 🙂


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