Thursday, August 24, 2006

Booking Through Thursday

Booking Through Thursday

  1. Have you ever wanted to travel to a place described in a book?
    Of course, I think it works out that the better the author writes about the place, the more you want to see what they are talking about. It is like a credit to the author. It is fictional places, like the ones that are in my fantasy novels that I am normally drawn to, but other places interest me.

  2. Have you ever ACTUALLY travelled to a place because of the way it was described in a book? I have been to Prince Edward Island to see where Anne of Green Gables took place. That was cool.

  3. And if so, did it live up to the expectations, feelings, emotions you expected from the book? Did you feel like Anne was going to come romping around the corner of Green Gables? Was it as if Jo was upstairs at Orchard House, scribbling on a story? Or was it just a museum, or just a city street? Like Abbey Road without the Beatles? I thought it was very believable. I enjoyed the visit and would like to go back. The whole island is described so well by Montgomery, that you feel like Anne really existed and really is going to walk up to you.


  1. P.E.I. is somewhere I too have always wanted to travel because of the Anne books and films. Glad to hear it met your expectations. Maybe someday!

  2. When I was a teenager, I read a YA book by M.E. Kerr set in Brooklyn Heights. One of the first things I did when I moved to New York in my 20's was to take the subway over to Brooklyn Heights. It was as pretty as it was described in the novel, but too expensive for my budget!

  3. I would love to travel to so many places that I've read in books. Too bad a lot of them are not real. LOL.

    Oh and don't be afraid to read New Moon. It's great. The ONLY reason people complained it's because [this isn't a spoiler, btw] Edward and Bella are separated for much of the novel and we don't get to see much of him. However, I think it was brilliantly executed. Yes, I would have loved more Edward/Bella but it was crucial to the story, the series and the relationship.

    So go ahead and read it. I don't think you'll be disappointed. >.<

  4. Carl - I live near P.E.I., so not a big trip for me.

    Susan - It is fun to see the places that are described in books just to see if they meet expectations.

    Mailyn - I am going to go for it. I will be sure and tell you right away what I think of it when I finish it. :)


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