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Top Ten Tuesday # 7 (Ten Places Books Have Made Me Want To Visit)

TOP TEN TUESDAY is a weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.

One of the many benefits of reading is the possibility of going places without really leaving your house, or well, the place where you read. And it is no secret books have the ability of making the reader want to visit places, whether they are real or not. Sometimes this can be frustrating for two main reasons: one, if the place does not exist you can’t physically visit it and two, if you are a broke Uni student you can’t afford to visit the real ones. Either way, it sucks. But anyways, at the end of the day I can still just grab a book and go everywhere. Cool, huh? And people say reading is a waste of time… 

Scotland or more accurately, Hogwarts. I’m a 23 year old grown up woman and I’m still waiting for my admission letter… I’m pretty sure any Harry Potter fan feels the same way I do. And Scotland doesn’t look like a bad place to live either… have you seen those landscapes? I could drool for hours over such beauty.

Westeros. Yes, yes, I know… I would probably end up dead the very moment I set foot on King’s Landing but it would still be worth it. 

San Francisco. Fairly speaking I have wanted to visit San Francisco since watching Charmed, the TV show but Lola and The Boy Next Door supported the cause as well. 

OASIS. Let me explain. Back in September I decided to read the sci-fi masterpiece that is Ready Player One and OASIS looks like a really amazing place where the possibilities are endless. It’s the perfect virtual world.

Paris. Once again a Stephanie Perkins’ book makes me want to visit places. And if I ever go to Paris (fingers crossed) I will take the book with me and make a tour following what Anna did there. Shakespeare & Co must be visited, on top of everything else.

Alagaësia. I’ve only read Eragon and Eldest and I won’t finish the last two books in the Inheritance Cycle series but it doesn’t mean that when I read the first two books I fell in love with the world and wanted it to be real. Also, dragons (duh!)

Isle of Wight. Three years ago I read The Library of the Dead by Glenn Cooper and felt in love with it. It was a mystery thriller + historical fiction and one of the many places it was based on was Vectis, which is the name the Romans gave to the Isle of Wight. 

Middle Earth. Yes, I could die as well but as I said before with Westeros, I just don’t care. I want to see The Shire and Rivendell and everything actually. But for this one I could basically book a trip to New Zealand so all is good. And I will go there sometime in the future, just so you know.

Greece & New York. I’ve always wanted to visit both places but Percy Jackson has made me want to go like crazy. To New York to just pretend the Empire State Building is the entrance to Olympus and to Greece because is where everything began. I really like to learn about different aspects of Greek mythology so the original source is the place to go.

There are a lot of other places books have made me want to visit as well but these 10 made it to my list. So tell me, what places books made you want to read? I want to know!


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