Ciao, beautiful people! You guys are OWNING this readathon. (If this were 5 years ago, I would’ve said you were PWNING it, but I’m totally hip with the kids’ lingo, yo.)
(Not gonna lie, my favorite part of prepping for the readathon is gif hunting).
Before we get to the next check-in challenge, the winner for the Hour 12 – Reading Nook challenge is:
For this challenge, I want to talk about one of my favorite side-benefits of reading: armchair traveling. Reading a great book that is set in (or is directly about) a really awesome place is the next best thing to actually traveling there. And sometimes, one of the reasons I choose a book is purely for location, whether that place is real or not. Even better, if that place is also in a completely different time and it becomes armchair time-traveling.
One of the books I’m reading this weekend is the forthcoming The Queen of the Night which takes place in 19th century Paris, and that is definitely a time and place I’d love to visit on vacation. Pair that with the French Riviera in the 1920s, as in Liza Klaussman’s Villa America, and the 1590’s London in Deborah Harkness’ second book in the Discovery of Witches trilogy, and I’ve got a pretty good vacation planned. (As long as I have all my shots, of course. No one needs the Black Death on vacation.)
In the comments, tell me what three destinations from books you’d combine to make your dream vacation. Real or not real, in this time or in another, anything goes. Where and when would you like to drop in to from literature?
I’ll pick a winner at the next check-in at midnight in six hours, to win your choice of a $10 Starbucks gift card, $10 Amazon gift card or a book (US$10 or less) from Book Depository.