This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is Places Mentioned In Books That I’d Like to Visit. I’ve done a similar post before, so this time I want to list places I’d like to visit that are more fictional (or impossible) to visit than real.
The Shire from The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien: There are tons of places in Middle-earth I’d love to visit, but if I had pick just one, I’d pick the Shire. To visit Bag End or the Green Dragon or even Farmer Maggot’s farm would be so great.
Castle Cair Paravel from The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis: Okay, so I probably would want to visit all of Narnia if I’m there anyways, but Castle Cair Paravel sounds so enchanting. Just close your eyes and whisper it out loud. Anybody else get shivers?
Camp Half-Blood from Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan: I honestly don’t know why someone hasn’t actually opened some kind of summer camp based on Riordan’s books. You know, without all the “gods.” But think of all the camp activities: obstacle courses, chariot races, capture the flag to the death… ah, oh well.
Medieval Italy from the River of Time series by Lisa T. Bergren: Now this would definitely be just a visit because I’m not too keen about blood or the lack of toilet paper or all the stuff Medieval Italy doesn’t have. But think how gorgeous the landscape was back then–I mean, it’s gorgeous now! Plus all the castles and strong knights…
Pemberly from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen: Who doesn’t want to visit this fine estate?
Howl’s Moving Castle from Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones: It would be fantabulous to stay a few nights in Howl’s castle. You’ve got Calicfer for entertainment, a plethora of doors to go through for sightseeing opportunities, and loads of interesting objects to look at. Not to mention Howl…
Neverland from Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie: I’ve been daydreaming about Neverland since childhood. The idea of never growing up and running around in a jungle island with pirates and natives and fairies has always been so appealing. If I visited now, would the Lost Boys let me join in their games or would they scare me away to become a pirate?
Thisby from The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater: I’m not sure flesh-eating water horses are something I’d want to encounter, but the descriptions of Thisby are gorgeous. Plus, there are the festivities in preparation for the races, which include such strange rituals and delicious desserts like November Cakes.
Ixchel from A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle: The only reason I think I’d visit any of the crazy planets from A Wrinkle in Time is because this one includes one the creatures that Meg calls Aunt Beast, and I want a big, warm, snuggly hug from one of them.
Wonderland from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll: It’d be quite the adventure to visit Wonderland. But I think it’d be a wild one. I’d like to have tea with the Mad Hatter and March Hare and take a peek at the Queen of Hearts’ croquet match.