Top Ten Places Books Have Made Me Want To Visit

Hello there, all! Today I’m linking up with The Broke and The Bookish for their Top Ten Tuesday! This week’s prompt is,

Top Ten Places Books Have Made Me Want To Visit

I’m really excited about this prompt, because books! And book’s settings, which is almost as good. So, without further ado, here is my list!

1. Narnia

…Seriously, who wouldn’t want to go to Narnia? Talking animals, living trees, beautiful enchanted places. I’d also love to go back to the beginning of Narnia, where if you threw a lamppost into the ground, it would grow a baby lamppost, and toffees make a toffee tree, and the air is buzzing with magic.

2. Middle Earth

Another classic bookish destination. Especially since I love the elves, I’d want to go to Rivendell, but most of all I’d love to visit Lothlorien.

3. Tronjheim

Here we’ve got a place from the Inheritance series. Not my favourite books, but the scenery was amazing, especially Tronjheim, the home of the dwarves, and Ellesmera, the elves’ capital city.

4. India

This one mostly comes from the book The Savage Fortress by Sarwat Chadda, which not only educated me on Indian mythology but inspired me to go there.

5. Hogwarts

A familiar name to just about everyone, the wizarding school would be ideal to go to, though I’m quite partial to Hogsmeade, too.

6. Ember

From a not-too-well-known series, beginning with The City of Ember. Ember is a city powered by electricity, deep underground.

7. Russia

I’ve always wanted to go to Russia, but even more so after reading The Wolf Princess. Gorgeous, snowy winter days!

8. Space

Especially the Pleiades and the Crab Nebula.

9. The School For Good and Evil

Though admittedly both schools sound somewhat repulsive, it would be fun to visit there at least.

10. Redwall

The place just sounds so nice and cosy, even if it is inhabited solely by mice, voles, etc.

Enjoy, and feel free to link up yourself!

Places I Want To Go+ Thoughts on Seasons

Hi! Today I’m going to tell you about some of the places I want to visit, along with some thoughts on the seasons: spring, summer, autumn, and winter.

Places I want to go:

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1. Romania

Romania is so pretty, I swear. I would love to visit there!

russia

2. Russia

Two words. Siberian. Tigers. 

Ahaha, that and Russia is pretty cool.

iceland

3. Iceland

Oh my gosh, Iceland. I really, really want to go here!

italy

4. Italy

Vineyards and pasta…as my dad would say. A family trip to Italy would be fabulous.

belgium

5. Belgium

CHOCOLATE. My siblings went here and said there was primarily lots of chocolate and bikes. 

london

6. England

I really want to visit England. It would be so fun~

scotland

7. Scotland

My siblings went here and read The Hounds of Baskerville here! I can’t wait to see it! 

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My thoughts on the seasons:

spring

Spring

Spring is a fairly good season, my third favourite. Not too hot or too cold, generally, and lots of pretty flowers! Not to mention it’s always a welcome distraction after the growing monotony of winter.

summer

Summer

Ah, summer, my least favourite and most despised season. Hot, overly humid/dry, lots of mowing to do, and did I mention that it was hot? Thankfully it’s over for this year soon!

autumn

Autumn

Autumn is my favourite season! The leaves are turning, the air is crisp, apples abound, and I can finally wear my sweaters and drink tea. 

winter

Winter

Cold and snowy, and my second favourite season. I don’t even mind the shoveling! 

That’s all for today. Farewell!

Top Ten Favourite Movies, Part Two

Hello again! I’m here to finish up my favourite movies posts, with another five to recommend to you. Without further ado, here they are!

Dun. Dun. Dunnn!

Dun. Dun. Dunnn!

Journey to the Center of the Earth

I really liked this movie! The cool biology and interesting creatures and settings, not to mention the believable and intriguing characters, really sold me on this movie. But really, the deep-earth animals and settings. That jewel scene was the best.

Calcifer, looking slightly sad, slightly bored.

Calcifer, looking slightly sad, slightly bored.

Howl’s Moving Castle

I actually prefer the book, but the movie is amazing in it’s own way. Calcifer if my favourite, followed by Sophie. She makes a perfect old woman, I must say.

I love her dress, wow.

I love her dress, wow.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

It’s been a while since I’ve seen this movie, but I really liked it.

Toothless glowing blue is my favourite thing.

Toothless glowing blue is my favourite thing.

How To Train Your Dragon 2

While I loved the first one, for once the sequel was as good or better, in my opinion! Sitting in the theater watching it for the first time and listening to the opening music, it felt like home almost. The books and movies are very dear to my heart.

Ahh, Leia. I love her.

Ahh, Leia. I love her.

Star Wars IV: A New Hope

A classic, and one of my favourites! The music, the characters, the banter, the setting, this movie is absolutely fabulous.

Well, I’m finally finished with my top ten posts. I hope you enjoyed it!

Top Ten Favourite Movies, Part 1

Hello! Today I’m doing a post on my top ten favourite movies. I’m doing five today and five tomorrow, complete with descriptions on why I love them!

In no particular order, here they are!

Inconceivable!

Inconceivable!

The Princess Bride

Cheesy as this movie might be, it’s one of my all-time favourites. My family quotes it constantly, we watch it every year, and we burst out laughing. We can even practically quote every line in the movie! I’ve loved this movie for a long time.

The dream world...

The dream world…

Inception

Oh, Gallifrey, I absolutely loved this movie. I just watched it recently, with my sister, who is also a fan of the movie. Gorgeous music, edge-of-your-seat pacing, fascinating concept that’s carried out well, this movie has it all. A++, I do recommend it.

Natasha, Clint, and Steve.

Natasha, Clint, and Steve.

The Avengers

Another great movie! I’ve watched it repeatedly and loved it every time. Especially due to the abundance of Black Widow.

Steve vs. [insert spoilery name here]

Steve vs. [insert spoilery name here]

Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier

I liked this movie almost more than the first one. It was very dark and fast-paced, and very emotional. You could almost feel the scenes, like you were the characters. I loved it.

Lizzy in a swing.

Lizzy in a swing.

Pride and Prejudice

A classic among my mom, sister, and I. My brother and dad don’t care for it so much, but I really like it. One of my ‘feel-good’ movies to watch with the family.

The next five will be here tomorrow. Enjoy!

Merlin

Prince Arthur, looking annoyed as usual.

Prince Arthur, looking annoyed as usual.

This post contains spoilers for Merlin seasons 1-3!

Hello there! Today I thought I’d do a post on Merlin, a BBC TV show based on Arthurian legend. I’m currently about 3/4 of the way through Season 3. 

While Merlin can get a little repetitive, I really enjoy it. It’s one of my favourite shows, and I’m sad that I’m more than halfway through already. 

So far my favourite characters are the Lady Morgana, and Morgause, her half-sister. I can’t decide whether I like Morgana as an evil or good character better, though I think she has much more potential as an evil one than a good one. Though she isn’t very good at killing people. She’s almost stabbed Uther twice, almost gotten Arthur to give up his rights to the throne, almost sapped Arthur’s life force, etc. But she hasn’t killed anyone yet!

The Lady Morgana, being awesome.

The Lady Morgana, being awesome.

As for Morgause, just the fact that she’s a lady knight who beat Prince Arthur in a battle endears her to me. 

Morgause, beating up Arthur.

Morgause, beating up Arthur.

Gaius is pretty great, as well, and Arthur and Merlin’s banter makes me laugh, every time. I’m not such a big fan of Gwen, definitely not Uther, and Nimueh was just okay, in my opinion. I did really like Freya though!

So far, I think Season 3 has been my favourite. My favourite episode is the Season 2 episode where Morgause is first introduced, “The Sins of the Father.” That or the first two Season 3 episodes, “The Tears of Uther Pendragon” parts 1 and 2. 

Well, that’s all I have time for today. Goodbye!