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Top Ten Tuesday

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!

This Tuesday's topic?:

Top Ten Places Books Have Made Us Want to Visit

1. Highgate Cemetery in London

This was inspired by my reading (and then subsequent re-reading) of Audrey Niffenegger's Her Fearful Symmetry. With a rich history, Highgate Cemetery is the eternal resting place of such notable figures as George Eliot and Douglas Adams.

2. Hogwarts

Because... duh!

3. Savannah, Georgia

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.)

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4. England

My challenge has had me reading a lot of Dickens, so yeah. England.

5. Nantucket

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.

9. Atlanta, Georgia

Thank you, Margaret Mitchell.

10. The Algonquin, New York City

I want to sip sidecars and pretend I'm chatting up Dorothy Parker and Robert Benchley.

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