Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Places Books Have Made Me Want To Visit

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

 This Week's Topic:

Places Books Have Made Me Want To Visit



 Prague
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"There was a deceptive tangling of alleys that gave you, gargoyles tiptoeing away, stones like puzzle pieces rearranging themselves into new configurations while you weren’t looking. Prague entranced you, lured you in, like the mythic fey who trick travellers deep into forest until they’re lost beyond hope."


Forks, Washington/Hoh Rain Forest

"Everything was green: the trees, their trunks covered with moss, their branches hanging with a canopy of it, the ground covered with ferns. Even the air filtered down greenly through the leaves. It was too green--an alien planet."


 Amsterdam
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"It looked like an old painting, but real--everything achingly idyllic in the morning light--and I thought about how wonderfully strange it would be to live in a place where almost everything was built by the dead."

Morocco
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"It was monumental: an entire town, really--lanes and plazas, neighborhoods, a caravansary, granary, and palace--all of it echoing empty. Its creators had dreamed on a legendary scale, and to stand in its flagstone court, mud walls and peaked roofs jutting overhead, was to feel shrunk to the size of a songbird."

 Prince Edward Island
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"Below them was a pond, looking almost like a river so long and winding was it. A bridge spanned it midway and from there to its lower end, where an amber-hued belt of sand-hills shut it in from the dark blue gulf beyond, the water was a glory of many shifting hues--the most spiritual shadings of crocus and rose and ethereal green, with other elusive tintings for which no name has ever been found."

What are some places you've read about that you'd like to visit?

7 comments

  1. Brilliant list! :-) I would really like to visit Prague as well. It does look beautiful.

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  2. I love your list! I never thought of Forks. But now that it's mentioned, it doesn't seem like such a bad place to visit (Minus the rain).

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    1. Oops, forgot to add a link to my list, sorry :P
      http://booksandwindowseats.wordpress.com/2014/10/14/top-ten-places-books-have-made-me-want-to-visit/

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  3. Oohh I'd love to visit Morocco and Prague too!
    My TTT

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  4. Books have led me to want to visit Morocco, too, but lately books have mostly made me NOT want to visit places. I think I'm happiest reading about them.

    Here's my Places I've Visited Because of Books!

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  5. I've been to Prague and Amersterdam. :)
    www.she-read.blogspot.com

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  6. Prague and Morocco are great choices! :)

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