Let’s talk about anything bookish!
I love to travel but unfortunately, I haven’t done much traveling in the last 10 years. The reason being is that every time I (we) go on vacation, it was always back home in the Philippines. Not that I am complaining, but it would have been awesome to go somewhere else! Oh, and did I mention that Pierre doesn’t really like to travel as much? Maybe because he travels for work. But still!
So to indulge my love for traveling, I read. A LOT. And I always get transported to magical and fantastical worlds, or even go to places I have never been before! I think that’s one of the reasons I love to read. I’ve always been the one who loves to daydream a lot. Especially while I was in school! I bet my teachers were wondering what world I disappeared into!
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I’ve always dreamt of going to other places, but these are a few places that I want to visit!
HARRY POTTER SERIES | J.K. ROWLING
Ah, how can I not mention Harry Potter in this post? Although I love to go and visit Hogwarts, I absolutely want to go to Diagon Alley. Why you ask? Because why NOT?! I can just imagine the different shops that I would want to visit! I mean, Ollivanders? Fortescue’s Ice Cream Shop, or Madam Malkins? And don’t forget Gringotts Wizarding Bank! Thankfully, Universal Studios has finally opened The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and I live less than 20 miles away! I KNOW I haven’t been, but I’m letting summer go by before I try going!
THRONE OF GLASS SERIES | SARAH J. MAAS
My latest obsession, the Throne of Glass series is another place I would want to go. Specifically Wendlyn. Wendlyn is where the Ashryver’s used to live and it’s supposed to be magical! Although there isn’t a lot of things known to this land, I am still interested in exploring it myself!
THE LUNAR CHRONICLES | MARISSA MEYER
Next up, let’s go exploring to the Luna from The Lunar Chronicles, the magical (and scary) moon where our favorite mechanic, Cinder comes from! I want to see how the domes look like at Luna. Of course, I also want to see the palace and see Winter’s menagerie.
But how can I fail to mention, New Beijing? I would want to see how the empire looks waaaaay into the future. Right?
ALICE IN WONDERLAND | LEWIS CARROLL
I’m in a Wonderland mood this weekend because I just WANT to go to Wonderland! Post the Red Queen of course. I mean, I still want to keep my head on my shoulders! I also wouldn’t want to miss having tea and celebrating my Unbirthday with the Mad Hatter, the March Hare, and the Door Mouse!
Not only do I want to go to fictional worlds, I absolutely, positively want to visit real places! Of course, this one is possible to do! These are the places that I need to check off my bucket list, by the way.
ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS | STEPHANIE PERKINS
Just because I don’t like Anna and the French Kiss, doesn’t mean I don’t want to visit Paris! This was also the only book I can think of at the moment, that I read that is set in Paris. There are just too many places that I would want to go in Paris and I absolutely envy those who have been there!
ALL HISTORICAL ROMANCE BOOKS
Here is another place that I want to tick off my bucket list. Of course, the real London I want to visit is the 1800s London, but that wouldn’t be happening anyway! So I’ll just settle for the modern London!
ANGELS AND DEMONS | DAN BROWN
While reading this book, I was just amazed at how I was transported to Rome! So of course, this is one place that I absolutely want to go!
Have you been to these real non-fictional worlds I mentioned above?
Which fictional worlds do you want to visit?