Monday, October 26, 2015

My Favorite Fictional Places - A List

In no particular order...

1.Bag End, Hobbiton, The Shire ~ with its warren of rooms Bag End has always appealed to the part of me that would like a comfy chair next to a fire and a good book.

2. Rivendell ~ Ah, to make merry with the elves and hear their songs. Who could resist Elrond's hospitality? And I won't forget to stop at The Prancing Pony on my way for a pint.

3. Lyra's Oxford ~ Do I want my own Daemon? You bet I do.

4. Roke, Earthsea ~ Because I want to know the True Name of everything.

5. Shangrila ~ The perfect place to retire.

6, Hogworts ~ or any place in Harry's England - as long as I'm not a muggle.

7. Anita Blake's St. Louis ~ Dating might just be fun again.

8. Amber ~ Here lies the power to manipulate shadow to my own ends...mwahahaha

9. Ankh Morpork, Discworld ~ Dangerous, yes, but I promise to stay out of the Shades. In fact, I think I'll just tag along with Sam Vimes. He sounds like my kind of Watchman.

10. Newford ~ I supect I would find all my true friends here.

References (in order of appearance): J.R.R. Tolkien, Philip Pullman, Ursula Le Guin, James Hilton, J. K. Rowling, Laurel Hamilton, Roger Zelazny, Terry Pratchett, and Charles De Lint.

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57 comments:

  1. Who wouldn't want to visit many of the places in Middle Earth?
    Thanks for participating in the blog hop!

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    1. Couldn't resist once I saw some of the lists.

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  2. Love your list. I'd like to visit many of those places, too!

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  3. I remember my first discworld novel, blown away does not begin to cover it.

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    1. I adore Pratchett's Discworld books.

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  4. Love your list, especially 1,2, & 6.

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    1. Boy would I love to spend a few weeks in Rivendell *sigh*

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  5. I think we might bump into each other in a few places on this list...if, you know, we were able to take a fictional field trip.

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  6. Fun list. Happy Monday and boogie boogie boogie boogie. I tossed in two extra boogies, being Halloween Week and all.

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  7. I would join you in most of those places. The more dangerous ones...send me a postcard!

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  8. Rivendell and Hogwarts would definitely be on my list. :)

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    1. If I'd read HP when I was younger, I woud've been checking the mailbox for my invitation cuz, hey, you never know, right?

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  9. I haven't heard of some of these so now I want to check them out. I think Hogwarts would top my list. :)

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    1. I think there's a lot of people who would like to have spent their formative years there.

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  10. The best thing you can say about a book is that the world was so good you want to live there. Or one of the best things...:)

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    1. I'd be pretty psyched if someone liked my book enough to want to live in the world!

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  11. Hogwarts or Hogsmeade definitely high on my list. And I want to go to Dorne (hold the Sand Snakes). Seems like a languid place with nice weather, relaxed attitudes and good wine. Is it Loth Lorien where Galadriel lives? I want to go there, too--as magical as Rivendale but in tree houses...

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    1. Hmm, visiting Galadrial might not be a bad idea; she might give you a special gift!

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  12. Some of these were new to me (I really really need to read Le Guin now...), but—Rivendell? I'm there! And Shangri La... yum, yes. Great list, Marcy!
    Guilie @ Quiet Laughter

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  13. Yes, Rivendell. And living in Gondor wouldn't be bad either.

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  14. Enjoyed the list. I have plans to visit Hogwarts at Universal.
    Juneta Writer's Gambit

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    1. Ooh, that should be fun! Enjoy!

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  15. LOTS of familiar places here. And you have reminded me that I need to revisit some of them. Thak you.
    Some of Narnia has charm too.

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    1. Lots of Narnia has charm. I probably should've included it since I checked my closet as a kid a million times in hopes the back would disappear and I could crawl right in like Lucy did.

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  16. Bag End would be my choice of anywhere!

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    1. Bag End would be an amazing place to live.

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  17. Yeah, I would love to see the Discworld, though probably not Ankh Morpork.

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    1. But you have to go to Ankh Morpork if you want to meet Sam Vimes and I definitely want to meet him - and his crew!

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  18. I like your idea of listing fictional places! Very unique.

    Yvonne

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  19. Bag's End would be wonderful. Rivendale wondrous if I could just let them allow me to stay! Amber would be dangerous!! (Good to meet another Zelazny fan.)

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    1. Amber WOULD be dangerous, but with the power to manipulate shadow...I'll take the chance.

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  20. A great list of fictional favourites! Shangrila sounds perfect, or utopian, to me!

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    1. Ah, Shangrila. I've wanted to go there ever since I first read about it.

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  21. I think I would love a cozy little Hobbit hole, as long as I had windows. This was a fun idea for a list.

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  22. I am with you on Hogwarts, Amber, and Ankh-Morpork!

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    1. Ah, another Zelazny fan! Yay!

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  23. Love your list! I want to visit those places, too. :)

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  24. I don't know these places for the most part. I maybe need to read more.

    Arlee Bird
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    Tossing It Out

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    1. Try Lost Horizon by James Hilton, that's the one about Shangrila.

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  25. Thanks for listing with me, MS! I love this list of all the lovely fictional places. My own list would include Islandia, a near utopia continent (and people) in the south Atlantic from a book by the same name by Autin Tappan Wright.

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    1. I'm going to have to check that book out - thanks!

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  26. I'm coming along to #4 with you... :D

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  27. Sweet! So many fabulous different worlds.

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  28. Great list, Marcy! I'd be right there with you at Hogwarts!

    Congrats to Bish!!!! Such a fun hop. Wish I would've know about it.... been a bit busy lately... Ehem ... Bricks were tuck pointed today... one less thing to worry about...

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