Top 10 Tuesday: Bookish Worlds

Welcome back to Top 10 Tuesday hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl!

This week’s topic is Bookish Worlds I’d Want to/Never Want to Live In.

I’m really excited to share some of my favorite bookish worlds that I’d love to visit. I use the term “worlds” loosely as some of these I can actually visit someday 🙂 Enjoy!

Hogwarts, Harry Potter Series
Hobbiton, Lord of the Rings Series
Prince Edward Island, Anne of Green Gables series
Guernsey UK, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Fablehaven, Fablehaven Series
Pemberley, Pride and Prejudice
Narnia, The Chronicles of Narnia
Terabithia, Bridge to Terabithia
The Night Circus, The Night Circus
Bod’s graveyard home, The Graveyard Book
Aunt Beast’s planet, A Wrinkle in Time

What bookish worlds do you want to visit?

 

16 thoughts on “Top 10 Tuesday: Bookish Worlds

  1. I want to live in Avonlea, and visit my friends at Pemberley during the holidays! There might be wardrobe in Pemberley so that I could slip into Narnia from time to time.

    (Although, I’d also like to visit the Swallows and Amazons lake… which is also in the Lake District of England. Completely different from Pemberley, but no less inviting.)

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      1. Swallows and Amazons is a book series by Arthur Ransome. Written (and set) in the 1930s, it follows the four Walker children to their summer holidays in the Lake District. The story starts when they get permission to stay by themselves on their own little island in the middle of the lake. The book is full of sailing and exploring with their sailboat called “Swallow”… hence they are known as the Swallows. However, trouble brews when they come across the fearsome Amazon pirates who aren’t happy about the Swallows taking over “their island”.

        I discovered this book when I took a Children’s Lit course in university. And I fell in love with the series! The first book (Swallows and Amazons) is good. But I find that once you get to know the children, the books get even better. (There are a few duds, IMHO, like Peter Duck; and I’m not a huge fan of Missee Lee.) Swallowdale is the second book, then I think it’s Winter Holiday. Pigeon Post. We Didn’t Mean to Go to Sea. The Picts and the Martyrs. Those are my favourites in any case.

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          1. I love the Lake District, and I have only visited it in books. 😉

            Yes, it is a little like The Penderwicks. I would also compare it to E. Nesbit’s The Treasure Seekers. Have you read that? Her work inspired C.S. Lewis in his writings for children. And I wouldn’t be surprised if it also inspired Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons.

            I hope you’re able to find a copy of Ransome’s series.

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    1. Here is my world for my book: it has two worlds really.

      All of it takes place on a Greenway. The Fairy Frogs live in the Cattail Forest and the Toads live in GraySloup

      The Cattail Forest is very magical and enchanting. In the middle is this grove of trees. The trees are where they sleep, but in tree houses. The Fairy Frogs are artists. Each house represents their talent. At the bottom of each house are these mushrooms: red with white dots. The trees are connected by blue and pink bridges. There are windy creek lined with pebbles that they painted. So just things you would expect in a Fairy world.

      Graysloup is very ugly. It just isn’t pretty. After all, the entire story takes place on a Greenway and Graysloup is right underneath a highway so when they sleep they have to listen to cars night after night. The creeks are dirty and muddy and just unappealing. You have a lot of these big gray rocks. Just not a very appealing place at all.

      You have the contrast to show the difference between them. Sarge is the main antagonist and he is the rudest and most disrespectful toad- the toads do not tend to be nice at all. The Fairy Frogs on the other are deeply compassionate and after all they can fly and they are creatures not everyone can see. So the two lands represent who these two sets of characters are in a story I am working on

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