Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Top Ten Tuesday: Places In Books I’d Love to Live

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly linkup of book bloggers hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! This week, we're talking about places in books that we'd love to live. Not all of these are necessarily places I'd want to live forever, but would enjoy spending at least a long weekend!

 

Hogwarts (Harry Potter): I mean, of course, right? I think everyone who read these books as a teenager dreamed of their own four-poster bed in the castle!

Pemberley (Pride and Prejudice): Austen is full of covetable houses, and the one so beautiful that it overrides the heroine's reluctance to seriously consider the hero is probably the best one, eh?

Gatsby's mansion (The Great Gatsby): This place hosts a new totally incredible party constantly, I want in on at least one of them!

Highgarden (A Song of Ice and Fire): There hasn't actually been a scene set at the seat of House Tyrell in the books yet as I recall, but it is frequently described as a particularly lovely part of the Seven Kingdoms.

The Abhorsen's House (Sabriel): The Abhorsen's house is where Sabriel meets Mogget (pretty much my favorite character in the series), and I love the idea of the Charter Magic sendings who are so old they just do what they want.

Darlington Hall (The Remains of the Day): The guests that were in attendance there were not ones I'd like to mix with, but the old English country estate itself sounds beautiful.

Rivendell (The Lord of the Rings): It IS the Last Homely House East of the Sea.

Hampden College (The Secret History): I think Ann Arbor was a lovely place to go to school, but there's always been a part of me that wishes I'd gone to a college in the northeast!

Brideshead Castle (Brideshead Revisited): For all of Charles's attachments to the Flyte family, it feels like what he's in love with as much as anything is their beautiful ancestral home of Brideshead Castle, and it's described as so lovely that it's not hard to see why.

Manderley (Rebecca): There's plenty of darkness within, of course, but Manderly was so beautiful to look at that it was on postcards, so I think it would be worth a visit.

8 comments:

  1. I'd love to go to Rivendell! There is a beautiful little farm/museum/historical site here in Toronto called Riverdale. I used to call it Rivendell by mistake and sometimes still do when I want to pretend it's magical. :)

    My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-places-in-books-id-love-to-live/

    My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-places-in-books-id-love-to-live/

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    1. That sounds like a wonderful little place to visit!

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  2. Great list, I always think Highgarden sounds lovely and the last homely house, clue's in the name I suppose!
    My TTT:https://basedonthebook.blogspot.com/2021/03/places-in-books-id-love-to-live.html

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    1. I mean, the movie version is also in my head and it's gorgeous!

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  3. Rivendell- yes!! And Highgarden. The descriptions and just the loveliness of The Reach in general have made me very curious. :) As for Pemberley- yes also! I remember the scenes in the 2005 P&P made me totally want to go there and browse the galleries and rooms...

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    1. One of things I was bummed out about with the Game of Thrones show was that the Reach was never really featured!

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  4. I'd sure like to walk around Gatsby's mansion if nothing else.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

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