I am so excited to be part of this blog hop! The blog hop is hosted by Libby Mercer. This blog hop is a bit different than what I normally participate in. Normally I participate in a blog hop for an author or book, but although this blog hop is organized by an author it isn’t about her book. This blog hop is all about Locations. The different locations book take you and well everyone who participates writes a post about that subject.
Where am I going to blog about?
I am not going to choose one book or place to talk about. I am going to talk about books that makes me want to be there where the story takes place, because the way the story is written makes me want to be there.
When I first read the description of this blog hop I immediately thought of the Gathering by Kelley Armstrong. I love nature and I think that where I live there isn’t enough nature. Well this book takes you to a small city surrounded by nature. the main character has grown up surrounded by nature. And I can’t help but want to live there. I think the location is a huge part of what makes me love this book so much. When I am reading it I can imagine being there, living there in that place and I love it. I often feel longing to live in a place surrounded by nature. I feel calmed by nature and I love it that a book can take me to such a such a place.
So except for books that take me to nature places I also have read a few book that really makes me want to visit the city where the book takes place. I recently finished reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor and I love how she describes Prague. I have never visited this city, but after reading this book I suddenly am left with this urge to visit Prague. The author describes Pargue as an old an mysertious city and I just want to visit it and see the city where this book takes place and see if the city really is that charming as the books describes it.
Another book that makes me want to visit the place where the story takes place is the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning. I have always wanted to visit Ireland, but after reading this series I really want to visit Dublin. I love how mac describes Dublin and how she comes to love the city. Now I want to visit Dublin and secretly hope to find Barrons Books & Baubles.
Actually besides these two book there aren’t many books that makes me want to visit a specific city. There aren’t that many books were a lot of attention is paid to the city it takes place and are able to invoke in me longing to visit there. Also a lot of the books I read take place in a fantasy world or the place just isn’t that important to the story.
I live in the Netherlands and most of the books I read take place in America/ the US. It makes me want to visit the country and see all these places and states were my books take place, see for myself how this country is. I really have this dream to be able to go to the Us and visit all those cities and states were my books already took me to see how this looks in real life. Unfortunately I am terrified of both ships and airplanes and have no idea how I am ever going to get there, but it still is a nice dream.
Also all the blog that participate in this blog hop are giving away a price. I am giving away one e-copy of Renhala by Amy Joy Lutchen.
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Have you read a book that took you to a different place? Do you know any books that describe a place in such a way that you really want to visit it? Tell me about it in the comment section below.
Beneath this post you’ll find a list of all the blogs who participate in this blog hop.