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Top Ten Tuesday: 10 literary worlds I’d like to visit

Top Ten Tuesdays is hosted by The Broke & the Bookish, and this week, we’ve got no theme at all. It’s a freebie! So while The Broke & the Bookish went with 10 romance books for people who read other genres, I decided to go with the Top 10 Literary Worlds I’d Like To Visit!

1.) Middle Earth (The Hobbit/Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien)
One word that friends often use to describe me is “hobbit.” Yes, I’m rather short, but mostly they use it because I’m loyal, love my home comforts, know how to have a good time with friends but most importantly: say the word “adventure” and I’m ready to go. Middle Earth has always been one of my favourite worlds, and I’m just waiting for Gandalf to take me an an adventure when I’m 50!

2.) Hogwarts (Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling)
I was majorly disappointed when my Hogwarts letter got lost in the Muggle postal system. It still feels like I grew up in Harry’s world though and I’d love for Hogwarts and Hogsmeade to be real places. Butterbeers all around!

3.) Narnia (The Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis)
Narnia was my introduction to fantasy worlds. I spent years climbing into wardrobes to find the gateway. I came away with the conclusion that IKEA missed a trick naming a wardrobe range.

4.) Wonderland (Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll)
As a child, I was in equal parts fascinated and terrified of Wonderland. I’d love to have a tea party with the mad hatter today, but the thought of falling down a rabbit hole left me with deep-rooted issues about borrows and uneven ground.

5.) Neverland (Peter Pan by James Matthew Barrie)
Flying and never growing up? Where do I sign up?

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Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Authors I REALLY want to meet

Top Ten Tuesday is the brainchild of The Broke & the Bookish. For all other participants, follow this link to their website and the blog hop.

Which 10 living authors do I want to meet most? That’s a tough one. How am I meant to decide on only ten??

1.) Neil Gaiman
He is currently one of my favourite authors, and I really love his writing style. And from what I can tell by his social media use and how he sneakily signs books left, right and centre, he seems to be a very decent guy.

2.) J.K. Rowling
I’d love to meet J.K. Rowling and talk about Harry Potter and her new writing ventures. Because, let’s face it, we all still have questions about Harry’s world.

3.) Bill Bryson
As a travel writer, he is one of my idols. Judging by the way he writes his books and details his adventures, I’m certain he’s make for a very witty and hilarious dinner companion and someone I could talk about travel with to my heart’s content.

4.) John Green
I only recently got into his books, but before that I knew him as someone championing literature and reading, as well as reading skills. And judging by some of his comments, this guy is knowledgable on multiple fandoms. Score!

5.) Kathy Reichs
The character of Temperance Brennan in TV show Bones is based on Kathy Reichs and I’d love to compare Kathy’s own Temperance Brennan and the Bones’ Temperance with her . I find Kathy’s real-life work as an forensic anthropologist fascinating.

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