Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Combining both a passion for all things bookish with an obsessive love of list-making, this rad meme was born. This week’s topic is Top Ten Settings You'd Like To See More Of (Or At All).
Hmm, this is an interesting chance to get really crazy, er, creative but I'll spare you all and stick with somewhat reasonable choices (many of which come from TV shows). Or maybe not. I guess you'll just have to read on and find out.
Andalucia, Spain - I was fortunate enough to live in Spain for a semester abroad and IT CHANGED MY WHOLE LIFE. With the mid-day siestas, the brilliant beaches and the "no pasa nada" (don't worry about it) mentality, their lifestyle is totally intoxicating. I would give anything to go back there again, even if it's only via my imagination.
Outer Space - I think this one would be a challenge, but if done right, it has the potential to be SO FREAKING EPIC. Here are some prime examples of space winners: The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, Star Wars, Spaceballs... So someone, please, write me a space book. K, thanks.
Ancient Greece - Ever since I took Greek Mythology and Greek History (purely for fun) in college, I've been stuck on Ancient Greece. Does it get any better than Homer's classics, The Iliad & The Odyssey? I don't think so, but it doesn't hurt to try either. Give me more, please!
Tuscany, Italy - I've never been but I imagine it as this incredibly romantic place full of lush vineyards, sumptuous food and delicious wines. You know, the prime ingredients for super swoony times.
The Island - Wouldn't it be cool to live on an island that has smoke monsters, polar bears AND old nuclear bunkers?! No? What if I told you they played a lot of Geronimo Jackson? Okay, maybe I'm just using this as an excuse to semi-revive the series, Lost, because I need more answers. So sue me!
Narnia - Talking lions, goat boys, magnificent ice castles AND turkish delight. I mean, pssh! Who WOULDN'T wanna go there? Besides, I've always wanted more elaboration on the merits of wardrobe travel.
Villainous Lairs - I mean, seriously. Since the days of Sean Connery's, James Bond, we haven't seen much of the villainous lair, so yeah. This has the potential to be very interesting and certainly dastardly, at best.
Never Neverland - Pirates, Indians, Lost Boys, Fairies and Mermaids. This leaves the storybook world open to so many different genres, so count me in!
Time Travel - Okay Doc, so technically this one is cheating but I'm counting it anyway because it allows for a multitude of great places and times for a story to take place.
What settings would you like to see more of? Are there any settings you're sick of? And if you could travel anywhere, where would it be?