Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sunday Fun Five: The 5 Books That Make You Want to Go Places

The Sunday Fun Five #10

Sunday Fun 5:
Feel free to participate by commenting below or writing a blog post: I wrote up some guidelines for blog participation here.

A Countdown of

The 5 Books That Make You Want to Go Places

as well as...

Liz Lemon

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5. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier: Milton Hall, Cambridgeshire, England
I did some furious googling a while back when I did my critique on Rebecca and found out Manderley, the house much of the book is set at, was originally inspired by Milton Hall, which Daphne du Maurier visited as a child. I want to go to there... because I am fascinated by big old homes, especially ones my favorite authors were inspired by.

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4. The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman: (The Ancient Fortress of) Masada, Israel
This is a book I really should critique, but haven't for fear I won't do it justice. I want to go to there... because it is an interesting place in history, in addition to it being located on a plateau. I can hardly imagine trying to attack it- you'd need soldiers without fear of heights, and lots of them.

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3. Beneath a Marble Sky by John Shors: The Taj Mahal of India
Unlike some people, I've never wanted to visit the Taj Mahal... until I read Beneath a Marble SkyI want to go to there... because now that I know some the history and effort behind making this an incredible monument, why wouldn't I?

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2. The Samurai's Garden by Gail Tsukiyama and Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden: Japan
I first read about Japan when I picked up Memoirs of a Geisha when I was a teen, and the love affair continued with The Samurai's GardenI want to go to there... because the culture is enthralling, as well as the diversity of the architecture.

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1. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon: Barcelona, Spain
The Shadow of the Wind is one of my favorite books about books, and it's set in 1950's Barcelona. I want to go to there... because I'm going to find out if the Cemetery of Forgotten Books is really a myth, in addition to gawking at the beautiful buildings.

Have you ever read a book that made you want to travel places you normally wouldn't want to visit? Have you ever picked out books specifically based on their exotic setting?


  1. Great list! I will have to remember to come back and do this next Sunday.

    1. I'm glad you liked it! These are some of my favorite posts to write, as long as I have an idea of what to write about. :)
      Thanks for commenting!
      ~Litha Nelle


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