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!

Top Ten Characters Who Would Have Sat At My Lunch Table

Hello, there! Today I’m linking up with The Broke and the Bookish for their Top Ten Tuesday. Since I couldn’t think of anything for this week’s prompt, I’m going to do last week’s instead. I know, I’m a cheater.

The prompt is-

Top Ten Characters Who Would Have Sat At My Lunch Table In High School

Let us start out by saying that, as a homeschooler who is still in middle school, I’ve never had a lunch table other than my own dining room table, and the people who sat there were generally my parents or siblings. That aside, let’s begin!

1. Ella from Ella Enchanted

She’s funny, quirky, and bold, and she’s pretty cool! I think we would be fairly good friends and it would be very fun to have her around to lighten things up.

2. Ash from Ash

Ash is quiet and fairly serious, but still interesting and fun. I’d love to get to know her better.

3. Kaisa from Ash

Once again from the book Ash, Kaisa is cool and sporty and basically the opposite of what I am, but still really cool.

4. Kaede from Huntress

Kaede is funny and determined and basically awesome. I could totally see her and Ella getting along really well, and it’d be great to have her around.

5. Edmund Pevensie from Chronicles of Narnia

Can I cheat and say I want two from this universe? Edmund and Lucy are my favourites from this series(actually, nevermind, Aravis and Shasta too.)

6. Pippin from the Lord of the Rings

Pippin is funny and bold and tends to get ignored a lot and is an all around a great character.

7. Lizzy from Pride and Prejudice

She’s my favourite character and bold and determined to go her own way. Not only would she get along with Ella and Kaede really well, I could see her keeping peace.

8. Silverstream from Warriors

Yes, she’s a cat. Shhh. Cats are the best, and she was always my favourite. I could get a lot of petting done that way.

9. Shay from Uglies

She’s cool and fun and brave and she takes initiative when no one else does. Not to mention she’s hilarious.

10. Cinder from The Lunar Chronicles

She’s smart and funny and strong and cool and basically who wouldn’t want to have her around?

That’s all for today! Have a good night/day/morning!

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!