Every 3rd Wednesday of the month Strumpet (my neighbor just next door in Colorado) invites readers to think about a topic that has to do with books and travel.
Is there a place that you have always dreamed of visiting specifically because of a book you read? It can be any kind of book: fiction, non-fiction, travelogue, you name it. If you have been to the place, did it live up to your expectations? If you haven't been, do you think you'll ever make it there?
I had a dream to visit the Prince Edward Island's because of I book I had never read: Anne of Green Gables. Even though I hadn't read the book I was probably exposed to enough information in pictures, movies, other books, other people that I wanted to visit the pastoral setting for the L.M. Montgomery novels. I was fortunate to visit the PEI in the summer of 2007. On our drive there my husband and I listened to Anne of Green Gables. Oh, my goodness! I fell in love with the book and was even more thrilled that I was going to PEI. The bottom picture is from the house where Montgomery grew up. It is absolutely picturesque - beautiful, peaceful. Well worth the trip.
I think I could write a post every month about places I've read about in books that I would love to visit. There are so many.