Book Settings I’d Like to Visit

Most of Middle Earth, Lothlorien, Rohan, and Rivendell in particular. I’ll skip Mordor, please.


Yes, Hogwarts, I cannot resist.


Vianne Rocher’s chocolaterie from Chocolat, by Joanne Harris. Though I have to admit I’m thinking of the film version, because I’d like Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench, Lena Olin, Alfred Molina, and Johnny-Depp-in-character (not Johnny Depp in real life) to be there as well.


I feel that this is cheating, somehow, but Seattle and Portland in the 90s, as described in Carrie Brownstein’s Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl. I wasn’t old enough, or Pacific Northwest enough, to be part of this scene that I regretfully believe was the adolescence I should have had.


The Night Circus, from the book by Erin Morgenstern. This picture is, as best I can find out, “fan art created by deviantART’s viveie, featured in the Huffington Post’s Book Club discussion.”


7 Comments Add yours

  1. Who wouldn’t want to go to Hogwarts? Assuming you could avoid terrible curses, of course. 🙂 My TTT

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  2. Hogwarts and The Night Circus were both on my list this week too!
    My TTT:

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  3. Miri says:

    I almost didn’t post this because I wasn’t really finished, but I didn’t have time to add more. I’ll have to do another one soon.


  4. Jan Hicks says:

    Ooh, I like this idea.
    1. Mr Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore – because it makes me think of Shakespeare & Co as it presently is.
    2. The Shakespeare & Co of Ernest Hemingway – I’d like to warn some of the women off him when he brings them in on a date.
    3. The Paris of Zazie in the Metro – as long as Zazie is my guide.
    4. The New York of The Rules of Civility – inter war jazz clubs, the pursuit of glamour, what’s not to like?
    5. The Mecca of The Dove’s Necklace – although I’d need to go in disguise.
    6. The Cairo of The English Patient – so much decadence, rotting away.
    7. Rapunzel’s Tower – as long as I have plenty of books.
    8. The magical England of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell – I’d like to trek the lost roads and visit Lost Hope, as long as I could come and go as Stephen does.
    9. The West Computers’ offices at Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory – either when the women who helped put man on the moon were there, or just for a wander round.
    10. St Mary Mead – I’d like to be Miss Marple’s sidekick as she unpicks a murder.

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    1. Miri says:

      I’m with you on the first two! Strangely enough, The English Patient is the only one of the rest of your list that I’ve read (oh, except Rapunzel, of course, and I’d love her tower too as long as I had books and snacks).


      1. Jan Hicks says:

        I recommend Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell. It’s a good mix of historical fiction, time travel and the supernatural. And I think snacks are a given in Rapunzel’s Tower. The old dame wasn’t a total monster.

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      2. Miri says:

        I actually started that book . . . last year maybe? The year before? I didn’t finish it, but I think my mistake was listening to the audiobook; it’s far too long for that. I was halfway through disc four and realizing there were 22 left to go and I quit. It’s one I very much wanted to like, though, and I’ve heard exclusively good things about it, so I’ve always assumed I’ll make another attempt one of these days.


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