One of my favorite blogs on the Bookternet, The Broke and The Bookish, hosts a weekly link-up every Tuesday with various topics where participants list 10 of... something. I've wanted to join in for awhile... so let's see how this goes!
Savannah has been on my must-visit list since I first read Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt. This beautiful, sometimes-haunted city and it's eccentric people were central to Berendt's story of an unsolved murder. I got to make this dream a reality last year when visiting my good friend, The Hot Mess from Hot Mess, More or Less. It was everything I thought it could be. And we attended the world's most amazing, chilling ghost tour! Here's a pic of me during the tour... do you think I was interested? (And the fool next to me is The Hot Mess... ignore her. I routinely do.)
My challenge has had me reading a lot of Dickens, so yeah. England.
While Moby Dick was a hard row-to-hoe for me, Melville's description of Nantucket has put this picturesque island on my must-see list!
6. Salem, Massachusetts
Nathaniel Hawthorne and Arthur Miller have both inspired my desire to (re)visit Salem. Aside from it's witchy history, I am dying to visit The House of Seven Gables. A few years ago, Husband and I attempted to visit and he was struck with a migraine on our way in to the town. He owes me a Salem trip... clearly.
7. Walden Pond
While reading Walden by Henry David Thoreau, I made the mistake of Google Image-ing photos of the area. And now I must visit... preferably in Autumn.
8. Shakespeare and Company, Paris
I have a feeling I'd walk out of that famous bookstore having spent Lorelai's college tuition. And you know what? I'm kinda okay with that.