My name is Chiara and I am a Bookworm
So I was reading through a few different people’s blogs and I came across top 10 Tuesdays. I need to thank Sara @TheBibliophagist for getting me into this. I think I’ve seen it before but I hadn’t done much reading into what it is but I’ve been looking closer and I am quite interested in some of the topics that are coming up.
But first some general housekeeping …
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
So this weeks topic is “Places in Books I’d Like to Visit”.
I suffer from wanderlust as well as being a bookworm so these places on this list actually make up a majority of my bucket list. They are places I want to visit and get to know and love. There is one non-book place but please forgive me for that one.
Number 1: Seattle
Seattle is just one of those places that has really piqued my interest. It features in a few books that I’ve read. Twilight, Fifty Shades (yes… I’ve read it) and the majority of Melody Anne’s books as well as Grey Anatomy. I don’t know in particular what interests me but it does. The weather hold very little appeal because I hate the rainy weather here in England and apart from the Space Needle I know very little about what attractions there are in the city. But somehow it makes it one the list.
Number 2: Portland
Portland is another one I know very little about but it has appeared on this list. If my knowledge of American geography is correct (and it’s probably not) Portland isn’t that far from Seattle? I know they are famous for their love of coffee and I hate coffee … with a passion. I can’t stand the smell. My dad loves it strong and black so that doesn’t really help. And where does it appear? It appears in the Stage Dive books by Kylie Scott.
Number 3: Paris
Now, I have lived in Paris. I was an au pair in Paris for just over 10 months and I can’t wait to go back. I fell in love with that city! Reading The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue has brought back all that love for Paris. I mean I would prefer to visit the city a hundred years later around the late 19th century. I’d love the opportunity to meet Renoir, and Monet and Manet. I want to meet Hemingway when he was living in Paris. I want to see Shakespeare and Company when it was just a fledgling little shop.
Number 4: New York
I think as a lover of musicals broadway is the biggest appeal but there is everything else there. It is such a big amazing city. I want to explore to be able to say I can navigate around their subway and not get lost (something I can boast of Paris.) I want to ride in a carriage like Micheal and Mia do in Princess Diaries.
Number 5: Boston
I love the series Magnus Chase and the Norse Gods which happens to be based in Boston … most of the time. I like the history that Rick Riordan tells about the city. That is something I’d like to explore for myself.
Number 6: Olympus
Moving on from Boston and Rick Riordan, I want to visit Olympus. Not mount Olympus in Greece. Olympus as in the city in the sky where the greek gods lived. I ‘d especially like to see it after Annabeth redesigned it.
Number 7: Camp Half-Blood
Yet another Rick Riordan fictional world for me to visit … except I don’t think I would just visit Camp Half blood … I think I would live there. I don’t know who my godly parent would be … Posiedon maybe … I do love the water. Or do you think there is a god of books … I suppose Athena maybe the closest to that.
Number 8: Hogwarts
If i’m going to live in one fictional world then I should definitely live in my other favourite as well. I think I would spend a lot of time in the library and I think I would spend a lot of time exploring hidden corridors and passage ways.
Number 9: Verona
This one is and isn’t from a book. It’s from Romeo and Juliet and it represents my need to explore old cities and their history, their past and their art. I want to go to Venice and Rome as well and so many other Italian cities but I think I would put Verona at the top of my list if only to leave a letter to Juliet.
Number 10: Seoul
Seoul isn’t in any books. It isn’t from any plays or movies. It is from a lot of TV shows … particularly Korean ones. I want to go to Seoul and explore their culture and their music and their fashion and so so much more.
Wow! That was long. But I think I will definitely be doing this again. I hope you enjoy this and that you are looking forward to the next one.
Once again, my name is Chiara and I am a Bookworm.