Top Ten Tuesday {5}

Tuesday, June 7, 2011






Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists over at The Broke and the Bookish. They'd love to share their lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week they will post a new top ten list that one of our bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All they ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.
Top Ten Settings In Books (All those real or imagined locations/worlds you loved reading about):

1. The World of Harry Potter (Harry Potter) - No, I'm not talking about the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios (though I want to go there, too, if someone wants to pay for me). Honestly, if I could live at Hogwarts, or Diagon Alley, or even The Three Broomsticks for a day, my life would be complete.

2. Camp Halfblood (Percy Jackson & The Olympians) - Well, it's a camp of quirky people with amazing powers, centaurs who teach and pretty much unlimited access to Greek mythology. Sold? So am I.

3. Pemberly (Pride & Prejudice) - If you've seen the newer movie, they've pretty much plucked the image of Darcy's estate straight from my brain. It's gorgeous and decadent while still a tad simple, plus, it would totally be a bonus if Darcy was there. I'm jussayin'.

4. The Spaceship, Godspeed (Across the Universe) - I'm solidifying my status as a geek forever by saying this, but I was a bit of a trekkie growing up. Oh wait, I still am. Honestly though, who wouldn't want to be on a ship millions of miles above the Earth amidst the stars?

5. The Capitol (The Hunger Games) - Before you say anything, no I'm not a sadistic fool wanting to live in a greedy city where they thrive on games that kill children. I want to see the crazy hair, and the colours, and the clothes, and heck, if I could run into Cinna while I'm there, I'd be golden.

6. Hecate Hall (Hex Hall) - I've always been fascinated by the idea of witches and their witchy cool powers. I think it would amazing to spend a day in a creepy little house that has rooms to suit a person's taste and emotions.

7. Redwall Abbey (Redwall) - If you haven't read the books, you're seriously missing out. That castle sounds amazing, and they have so many feasts and celebrations that I don't think I'd ever go hungry. Another bonus? Warrior mice.

8. Blackwood Academy (Wildefire) - Who hasn't wanted to stay at a boarding school at least once in their life? The remoteness of the location, the crazy students and the fun activities remind of college...only more tame.

9. Selkie Island (Sea Change) - Obviously, I have a thing for the water, and the island sounds so beautiful and quaint. Plus, the descriptions of the coves, the beaches (uhhhh the mermaids?!) and the old-fashioned houses make me long for a little Southern charm.

10. Winter Harbor, Maine (Siren) - I moved to New England this past fall because I love the little coastal towns THAT much. The sound of the cliffs, the dense forests and the peace that Vanessa feels by the ocean just sing to me.

24 comments:

  1. I haven't read a lot of the books where these locations are mentioned, but they all sound kind of awesome!

    P.S - I don't want to sound nitpicky, but the Harry Potter theme park is actually at Universal Studios, not Disney. :P

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  2. If I see that someone doesn't have some part of the Harry Potter World on their Top Ten Tuesday list this week, then I'm going to have to call them out on it. Because seriously? How could you not. Brilliant answers, Melissa!

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  3. I totally agree that Hogworts or Diagon Alley would be great places to check out. Never having been out of the country my top ten would probably include a lot of places like France, Italy, and Australia.

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  4. Harry Potter definitely made my list too! Every time I read the books, I am so jealous of the made up characters for getting to live in such a cool world!

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  5. Oh pemberley, the thought of it makes my heart sigh with delight

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  6. I'm really looking forward to how Hollywood visualizes The Capitol ! and the arena also for that matter...

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  7. Definitely agree with Harry Potter and Pemberley! I like Meryton as well, as long as I don't have to deal with Mrs. Bennet.

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  8. Absolutely agree with Pemberley and Harry Potter! As a kid, I was sure my Hogwarts letter would arrive someday :D

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  9. A lot of the these I haven't read but the ones I have I totally agree with!! What awesome places to be! Great post =)

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  10. Yes, water and coastal towns! Love it.

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  11. Hands down Harry Potter's world would be on the top of my list, too. You can't get much better than a magical boarding school :)

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  12. EEK!! I'd have to say the last place I'd want to be is on the Godspeed, LOL ... Amy made it sound so horrible and claustrophobic ... those people are WEIRD and I'm sure I'd go into sun-withdrawal after a while!! :o Now, Hogwarts on the other hand ... :D

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  13. I would definitely love to be in Hogwarts! LOL, I so want to go to the theme park!

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  14. Yes to all of the above:) I would go to Hecate Hall in a minute and I would most likely be that girl that yells "bad dog" when a werewolf comes charging at her. I think we'd fit right in there Melissa!

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  15. Pemberly *sigh* love that place. I included the arena from Hunger Games in my list. You had a fun list today. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

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  16. YES to the world of Harry Potter! It's so well-developed that it's easy to imagine yourself there.
    I love your other choices as well! The Godspeed? The Capitol? Yes please! :)

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  17. My favorite setting would have to be Camp Halfblood. I love mythology and I like the idea of there being a camp for demigods. =)

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  18. I am seeing a lot of Hogwarts on lists. I'm from Maine and I'm glad that the coast is on your list. :)

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  19. Pemberley's LIBRARY for me please! And leave me in peace for a month or so but do bring some food!

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  20. I went for Harry Potter and the Capitol, too. I never thought about Pemberly, but if I could guarantee that Darcy came with it...mmmmm

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  21. I agree with all of those except for Redwall Abbey - because I've never read Redwall. =P Seriously though, great list. I think I'm going to have to add Redwall to my TBR list.

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  22. Harry Potter tops my list too! Love The Hunger Games, Hex Hall and Godspeed! Can't wait to read Wildefire :)

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  23. I so wish I could just spend one day in the HP world...that would rock.

    Awesome list, Melissa! :)

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