Top Ten Tuesday | Passport to the World: Oh, the Bookish Cases, Places, and Spaces We’ll See!


Top Ten Tuesday | Passport to the World: Oh, the Bookish Cases, Places, and Spaces We’ll See!

December is here, and with it, a new month of possibilities and fun – plus it’s Christmas time. For today, we’re kicking off the month with some bookish fun and another edition of a popular meme.

Broke and Bookish December 5: Ten Bookish Settings I'd Love to Visit

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Oh, my! Today’s topic though. How many amazing places are there that we’d like to visit? I’d guess each of us have quite the lists. What’s so exciting about the books we read is that they do take us on journeys. Some literal, and others emotional. Then there are those, the best kind, that take us on both.

Inside the pages of books we can enter a sci-fi gaming world made of computer components. We can rally behind a group of troops on an epic battle field. Or perhaps we’re whisked inside the walls of an ornate castle (preferably while swooning over a dreamy prince) where fairy tales await.

Wherever the journey takes us, we’re ready to be swept away. Below I’ve collected a few of the places I can visit anytime I want. All I have to do is walk to my bookshelf – or in some cases, place a DVD in the tray of my player.

1. 1800s England: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen | Come on… confess. You too have wanted to be a part of the Bennet family. Even if only for a day: what day would you pick to be a fifth child? Amazon | Goodreads

2. 1913 London: Summerset Abbey by T.J. Brown | I’ll forever blame Downton Abbey on my fascination with this era. Amazon | Goodreads

3. 1920s Circus: The Ringmaster's Wife by Kristy Cambron | Fascinating. I’m not sure these is another word more appropriate for this world Kristy created. Amazon | Goodreads

4. 1930s England: Rules of Murder by Julianna Deering | Not that I’d complain if I got to see some cool things, but let’s face it, the real reason I’d visit this particular world would be to meet Drew Farthering. (Yes, I know. I feature this series - a lot.)  Amazon | Goodreads

5. Contemporary Hawaii: Freefall by Kristen Heitzmann | Though I have no explanation as to “why” (in terms of I have no personal connection), I’d love to someday visit Hawaii. Though it remains on that “someday list,” it seems more realistic than most of my dream destination. Amazon | Goodreads

6. Contemporary New Zealand: Close to You by Kara Isaac | Kara’s beautiful debut makes this country sound amazing (not that I doubted), but my cousin just returned from visiting, so obviously, adding this to my list is meant to be. Amazon | Goodreads

7. Prince Edward Island: The Red Door Inn by Liz Johnson | The dream of Prince Edward Island began (as I know it did for many of us) with the beautiful Anne of Green Gables (movies). Someday… Amazon | Goodreads

8. Fantasy World: The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis | Narnia looks amazing. So long as it’s a day visit. Preferably when there’s no battles raging. Amazon | Goodreads | Amazon Video (Movie)

9. 1900s Toronto: The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder by Rachel McMillan | Rachel’s 1900s Toronto sounds like a unique place to visit – and I’ll also lay some blame for this on Murdoch’s Mysteries. Amazon | Goodreads

10. Contemporary Paris: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins | Ah, Paris. This is one of those someday-but-probably-never places on my list. Still, a girl can dream, right? Amazon | Goodreads

11. Gothic English Estate: Lady Jayne Disappears by Joanna Davidson Politano | Full of Gothic feels and an atmosphere not unlike Dickens or Jane Eyre, just seeing this kind of world seems so interesting. That said, I don’t think I’d survive living in this world. #ModernGirl Amazon | Goodreads

12. Contemporary Italy: Wish you Were Italian by Kristen Rae | Copy and paste my thoughts about Paris here, and yeah… the same applies to Italy. Amazon | Goodreads

13. Scotland: The Freemason’s Daughter by Shelley Sackier | Though this novel is historical, I feel like I’d rather see contemporary Scotland. That said, this also falls into the Paris and Italy camp. Amazon | Goodreads 

*Video publishes tomorrow; channel linked above
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Those are the lucky 13 places and spaces I’ve enjoyed visiting (and in some cases, realistically would like to visit). There are, most likely, plenty more I overlooked, but this is a start. Tell me what you feature on your lists today – did you stick with a specific theme or list random locales? What awesome places have you visited (literally)? Let’s chat all things bookish and get our bookworm on.

If you joined this meme, leave your Top Ten Tuesday links below. I’d love to come by and visit. If you’re a new reader or blogger, let me know. I’d like to meet you and come by and visit your bookish space. It may take me until the end of the week to circle back, but I’ll be by to visit – because I do love good book conversation with book blog friends.

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  1. I'd love to travel to New Zealand - especially the Middle-Earth part! :D

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    1. New Zealand seems like it'd be a fabulous place to visit! Who knows, maybe someday we'll be able to visit. :)

      In the meantime, thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland, Lauren.

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  2. Narnia is such a fabulous choice. I'd love to visit there! If only it was real!

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    1. Right? I'm still looking for that door. :)

      Thanks so much for visiting, Chrissi!

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  3. Narnia definitely. Paris as well. And I'd love to visit both 1930's England and the Regency era. That would be AMAZING!

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    1. SO many places and eras would be cool to visit!!

      ...and I'm still looking for Narnia's door. :)

      Thanks so much for visiting, Greg.

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  4. Great list. I did have a theme for my own as well, places I wanted to visit because of the food! :)

    Have a great week. - Katie

    My TTT: http://justanothergirlandherbooks.blogspot.de/2017/12/top-ten-tuesday-bookish-settings-id.html

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    1. Oo! How fun does your theme sound!! I love that - and there are lots of good that feature great food, too. :)

      Thanks so much for visiting, Katie.

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  5. 1800s England from Pride and Prejudice is my dream place. Yorkshire, Pemberley, and all of the beautiful landscapes! I like that you included places that exist but that you'd like to go back in time to. Lovely list.

    My Top Ten Tuesday: https://bookslikewolves.wixsite.com/blog/single-post/2017/12/05/Top-Ten-Bookish-Settings-I%E2%80%99d-Love-To-Visit

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    1. Wouldn't that be epic?? Someday, who knows, perhaps we will get to some of those places in England - as least in our contemporary times. :)

      Thanks so much for the kind words and for visiting, Sophie.

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  6. Narnia is always a good idea! Great list!

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    1. Right?? Who doesn't want to see Narnia! :)

      Thanks so much, as always, for visiting!

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  7. Great list! I should have included Pemberley on mine. Here is my Top Ten Tuesday.

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    1. I have this reaction ALL THE TIME (missing out on books I should have included). Guess that's what the next lists are for, right?? :)

      Thanks so much for visiting.

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  8. Fun list! I'd love to meet up with Drew Farthering myself ;-) Not to mention visit PEI, Bath... the list is long :-)

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    1. Right?? Drew is just... well, DREW!! Glad to have you as part of the #WeHeartDrew club, Rachel. :)

      For me as well - that bookish-places-to-visit list is loooong!!

      Glad you made Finding Wonderland one of your visits. :)

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  9. Love your list Rissi. I too want to visit the places in The Ringmaster's Wife, the Drew Farthering books and Red Door Inn. I'm also thrilled to see Freefall on your list, as it's a personal favorite of mine and it does a good job of bringing Hawaii to the reader.

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    1. Kristy's novels are always incredible and 'Ringmaster' is no different. Speaking of, are you interested in the new film with Hugh Jackman? (Brought to mind by Kristy's novel.)

      I've never read Freefall but I absolutely LOVED Kristen's Breath of Dawn. SO beautiful.

      Glad to have you visit, Brittaney - thank you!

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  10. Amazing list, Rissi! The Ringmaster's Wife? Pride and Prejudice? Edwardian England? PEI? NARNIA?? So many amazing places to visit listed here! A couple made my list, too. :-)

    https://arealwriterslife.blogspot.com/2017/12/top-ten-tuesday-ten-bookish-setting-id.html

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    1. RIGHT?? So many amazing place to someday visit. Someday... :)

      Thanks so much for making Finding Wonderland one of your visits, Miranda.

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  11. Awesome list! So many place I want to visit, too! Pemberley, New Zealand, Italy, 1920's circus, a Gothic English Estate!

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    1. Right? How are we ever to get to all of these places?? :)

      So glad you made a stop here, Ashley.

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  12. Summerset Abbey looks like one I need to add to my ever growing pile.;) It's gorgeous!
    So many great books and places!

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    1. I know the feeling, Amanda - I discover LOTS of those during my blog hopping. :)

      Appreciate you visiting.

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  13. I somehow forgot Narnia while making this week's list? I would love to walk through a wardrobe and find myself here. Great list.

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    1. Right? Same here, Alicia. Still searching... :)

      Appreciate you making Finding Wonderland a Top Ten Tuesday stop.

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  14. Awesome list! I find that a setting comes even more alive if it's a place I've been. Most recently, this feeling was really vivid after visiting Amish country and New York City.

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    1. That's so true, Heidi. I think too, adaptations help me really visualize a world too. :)

      Glad you dropped by - thank you!

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  15. Narnia does sound amazing to visit! And Anna and the French Kiss made me want to go to Paris right away :)

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    1. Doesn't Narnia sound cool? And YES!! Paris is one of those "bucket list" places to someday visit.

      Glad you stopped by, Lindsey!! :)

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