THREE Bookish Settings I’d Love to Visit

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.  Every week I will share a list based on the topic provided by The Broke and the Bookish.

Enjoy and please feel free to join me, I’d love to hear your own lists on whatever topics are featured.

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December 5: Ten Bookish Settings I’d Love to Visit

I’m sure I’ve done this before. But even if I have, I have an update! I recently went to Europe and I made sure to visit a few “bookish settings” it was surreal and amazing, and totally lived up, nah, surpassed my expectations.

 

Clan Fraser

1.  Inverness, Scotland   I visited the Inverness from the Outlander series. The town is quaint and filled with so much history. Most notably, the Culloden Battlefield which was amazing to walk and so eye-opening. Thousands of Scots died in that field in 1746 and to see it perfectly preserved, just…no words. Fun fact: the Scottish Highlanders in the series are accurately correct clansmen.

 

 

 

Edinburgh, Scotland Tell me you don’t see that?!

2. Hogwarts Okay, there is no one who hasn’t wanted to visit Hogwarts at least once in their life time. I did go to Warner Bros Studio in London where they filmed the movies, but the inspiration for Hogwarts from the books? That was in Edinburgh, Scotland and Edinburgh Castle from the window of the Elephant House is where I am sure J.K. became inspired with Hogwarts being nestled at the edge of a cliff.

 

 

 

3.  Boonsboro, Maryland  I’ve been to Maryland but not Boonsboro 😦 this is where The Inn BoonsBoro Triology takes place. In this town there is an actual Inn BoonsBoro where each room is named and decorated after famous literary characters, like Elizabeth and Darcy, Jane and Rochester, or a couple from one her books under pen name J.D. Robb, Eve and Roarke. How cool would it be to sleep in a room fashioned like some of your favorite literary loves?!

Titania and Oberon from a Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s not Top Ten but these are my BIG THREE

 

 

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Top Ten Authors I’m Dying to Meet

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.  Every week I will share a list based on the topic provided by The Broke and the Bookish.

Enjoy and please feel free to join me, I’d love to hear your own lists on whatever topics are featured.

toptentuesday

March 28: Top Ten Authors I’m Dying To Meet

Life gets in the way and I fall behind, but this topic is so exciting. Granted the only author I would ever want to meet is;

1.  Nora Roberts  I have read nearly everything Nora Roberts, I will continue to read anything Nora Roberts aka J.D. Robb. She is literally the only the author I have a remote interest in meeting. Weird, since I wouldn’t mind meeting a few of my other favorite authors.

The End!

Not your typical Top Ten Tuesdays I know. I first stumbled across one of her books in high school, it was not appropriate but throughout the inappropriateness there was a real story. There was character development, her stories are entrancing.

She writes under the pen name J.D. Robb and her In Death series are amazing, you would think after 25 books it would get boring but no, its 43 books strong! And I’m not even a fan of mysteries, I just love the characters that much!

And on the subject of Nora Roberts aka J.D Robb, have you guys heard of Inn BoonsBoro? It’s an actual Inn in Chesapeake Bay where each room is modeled after famous literary couples. It is my dream destination for every romantic occasion possible.

Check it out, the rooms of the Inn BoonsBoro rooms here

Happy Tuesday!