Where do books make you want to travel?

I saw this meme on Jodie Llewellyn’s blog this morning and I’ve been thinking about it all day, so I had to post on it. There are two places that have been captured on film in adaptations of books that I would love to visit:

New Zealand

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Tolkien is known for his flowery descriptions of scenery, and the films do not disappoint. Middle-earth on screen is absolutely breathtaking, and places New Zealand on my list of places to visit.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

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I’m not a huge Game of Thrones fan, but I would love to visit King’s Landing.

Truthfully, though, there aren’t a whole lot of real-life places I want to visit thanks to books. I read a lot of fantasy, though, and there are plenty of fantastical locations I would love to visit, the top two being:

Hogwarts

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Harry Potter has long been my favourite book series, and a large part of that is because of the sheer vibrancy of the Wizarding World.

Middle-earth

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When I was thirteen I wanted to paint my bedroom walls silver and the ceiling gold, and get a gold carpet so my room could (vaguely) resemble Lothlórien. True story. There’s just something about the juxtaposition of the ethereal and mundane; it’s a forest, but unlike any forest on the earth.

What places from books, real and imaginary, do you want to visit?

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One thought on “Where do books make you want to travel?

  1. “There’s just something about the juxtaposition of the ethereal and mundane; it’s a forest, but unlike any forest on the earth.”

    This is close to being a poem for me. As for places I would like to travel to? I need to ponder a while.

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