14 October 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #17

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and is a chance for everyone to get to know fellow bloggers and share lists. I love lists. Every week is a different list.

This week is Top Ten Places Books Have Made Me Want To Visit.

Now, I read to escape. Escapism is hand down the BEST thing about reading for me. And despite me being a proper scaredy-cat when it comes to travelling, I have a list of places I just can't wait to visit thanks to books. Glorious books.


  • London
    OK, so I've been here a few times before, but it was flying visits of a day or two each time. I want to properly explore, to see everything. Well, more things than I've seen
  • New York
    I don't think this one needs any explanation!
  • Paris
    There's something about the way Sarra Manning writes about Paris that just makes me ache to get myself there to explore.
  • New Orleans
    This is one that me and my buddy Faye really want to do together, a proper bookish over-the-top-touristy stay.
  • Vermont
    Blame Sarah Morgan for this one, I freaking love reading about Snow Crystal. I know, the resort is fictional, but the picture painted is gorgeous.
  • The Welsh Marches
    Elizabeth Chadwick's Shadows and Strongholds is one of my most favourite books ever. Me and Steph want to do a tour of all of the castles.
  • Monts├ęgur
    Chadwick strikes again!
  • York
    This is mostly because of Yorvik Viking Centre - I spend a lot of my reading time reading historical novels. And what better way to experience those stories than a living history museum? Also, York's pretty awesome.
  • Devon
    There are so many books that paint this county as picturesque and so drastically different from where I stay myself.
  • Northumberland
    Is it cheating to put where I already live? From Catherine Cookson to Valerie Laws, I love everything about where I live. Especially reading about it. Even a tiny mention by Elizabeth Wein in Code Name Verity made me smile. And the castles. SO MANY CASTLES.
Where else is there a castle ten minutes walk away?

13 comments:

  1. Great List! I would love to go to New Orleans and Paris as well :)

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  2. Oh my gosh--those castle ruins are amazing! I used to live within walking distance of some too and I loved it as well :) - Maggie @ macarons & paperbacks

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    1. They're not even sign posted, it's just a ruined pele tower and practically every village has one of those ;) There's the remains of an iron age hill fort half a mile from that too.

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  3. I would love to go to Paris.

    Thank you so much for the visit.

    Have a great evening!

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  4. New Orleans was on my list too! Great list, lots of other places I would like to visit. Thanks for stopping by my post earlier.

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  5. Northumberland would be so amazing! Awesome list!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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  6. London, New York and Paris are all great choices.

    Also you're really lucky to have such scenic locations as that castle within such easy walking distance of your home :)

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  8. Ah New Orleans! Definitely should've been on my list!

    Alexandra @ SleepsOnTables

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  9. Yes to London. Just yes. And that castle looks beautiful!

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  10. New Orleans is on a lot of people's list too!! It's not on my list but I'd love to visit there too :)

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  11. Great list!! I definitely NEED to see all of these places!!

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  12. I would love to visit Northumberland! You are so lucky to live in such a beautiful place :) Paris is one that also made my list, but I'd really like to go back to London.

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