Top Ten Tuesday: Places Mentioned in Books That We’d Like To Visit

This is such an excellent idea for this series. Thank you to That Artsy Reader Girl for continuing the tradition!

Pete’s Top Five

The Purelake from The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson

The idea of a massive shallow lake filled with interesting creatures is such a cool concept—I would love to take a vacation at one of its fishing villages.

Diagon Alley from Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling

While I’m not a big fan of cities, I do love the idea of a cluster of magical shops filled with wonders.

The Tower of Babel from The Books of Babel by Josiah Bancroft

Okay, so this place sounds mostly horrible—but it also sounds fascinating. I would like to visit it on the condition that I could safely escape.

Any of the Ages from the Myst books by Rand miller and David Wingrove

I’m fascinated by the idea of worlds created through a magical writing process and would love to visit one of the more stable Ages.

The wizarding school of Roke from A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin

Often cited as the first “wizarding school” in literature, the school of Roke sounds like a cozy place to improve one’s magical abilities and knowledge.

Indiana’s Top Five

London Below from Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Even though it could be terrifying at times, I would still love the chance to see this place.

The Cemetery of Forgotten Books – from Carlos Ruiz Zafon’s series

Any book lover would want to visit this secret and winding library of all the books that the world seems to have forgotten.

The End of the World from Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami

This world may be really creepy (with these mindless automaton-like characters just going about their days), but I would love to step into the medieval-like world for just a few minutes. And then step right back into reality.

Wonderland from Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Between the Cheshire Cat, the talking flowers, and the harried white rabbit, I would love to go just to meet the incredible cast of characters.

The Shire from The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

Who wouldn’t want to go there? Visiting the place where the movies were filmed is on my bucket list.

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