Monday, June 11, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday #33



Welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday, now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week's topic is "Books that awaken the travel bug in me". Safe to say this is another super easy one for me to throw together quick, seeing as how all the places and people I read about are real and I will actually get to see all of these places at some point in my life. One of my favorite types of non-fiction is a special little category I call 'City Biographies', so here are just a few of the many places I can't wait to visit, or visit again.

New York City
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Only the Parts of France that Have to do With Eleanor of Aquitaine
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England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland
(To visit again, especially London - had zero time in there and only saw Windsor, Stonehenge, and Bath on a day trip outside London before flying home. Saw lots of Scotland and Ireland, and now just want to wander to see what I can find that is not typical of tourists, but travelers.)
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The Middle East
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Pompeii
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All of Egypt
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Let me know what you think, and leave a link to your TTT so I can stop by and visit.

(If you did not see my previous post, this week is Vacation Bible School at church. I will do my very best to get around to your blogs ASAP, but it may not be as quick as usual. Thanks for understanding!)

Happy Reading!
Sarah

18 comments:

  1. NYC *nods*, lol about France (She-Wolves looks awesome), Scotland (need to see Edinburgh), and Ireland- definitely! Probably one of my top three destinations.

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    1. I figured you would say that! She-Wolves is a great read and I highly recommend it. It weaves together the stories of each woman very nicely. Edinburgh rivals NYC in my heart, though I have seen Edinburgh for myself and could easily get lost in the history of such a beautiful city. Ireland is beautiful, but so sad once you get outside Dublin. It just feels so heavy, as the country has never really recovered from the famines, which seems a strange thing to say, but when you have constant reminders dotting the landscape in the form of pennywalls and famine houses, yu can't help but see it. Still, it is a must-visit.

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  2. There were so many places that I wanted to visit but I doubt I'll get out of the UK now.

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    1. If you don't mind me asking, why? There is still lots of time to travel - and you are lucky in that you are already so much closer than I am!

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  3. If I were to travel, I'd probably like to go to Scotland or Ireland. However, I'm pretty much a contented homebody.

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    1. I highly recommend both. Edinburgh is amazing. Ireland is so beautiful and sad at the same time. Dublin is vibrant and busy, but once you travel outside the capital, and you see the pennywalls and famine houses, it feels heavy, and sad. But it is so beautiful and there is much to see.

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  4. I would love to visit Ireland some day! And Egypt, too, but I'm on the fence there. I already live in a desert and it's beyond hot here. Not sure I could handle Egypt-hot. :D

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thanks!

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    1. Ireland is beautiful! Dublin is amazing, very lively and busy. A lot of the time in the countryside though I felt a sadness and a heaviness, parts of the country seem like they have never recovered from the famines. You see pennywalls and famine houses all around. But please do visit - it is definitely a country worth seeing.

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  5. These look like great reads!I may need to check these out.

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    1. I've read every book on this list and tried to only include those I rated as four or five stars. I am in the middle of the troubadour one, as I am using it for research for my book on Eleanor.

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  6. I would love to visit Ireland! I live in England and go to Uni in Scotland so I've done a fair bit of travelling around both. I saw Pompeii when I went to Italy on a school trip eight years ago, but I'd love to go back. I'd also really like to see Egypt, especially the pyramids, and Alexandria.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2018/06/12/top-ten-tuesday-163/

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    1. YES!! I still want to see Alexandria, even though the places I read about are long gone. I am in love with Scotland, where do you go to school?? I surprised my mom with a trip to Scotland in 2009 and the moment I stepped off the bus on the Royal Mile, I realized that is the city I belonged to. It's beautiful and I can't wait to go back with my daughter and mom again. (My daughter's middle name is even spelled Edin instead of Eden, because naming her Eleanor Edinburgh sounded kind of like child abuse.)

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  7. Oh I like how you seperated by Places, excellent. You might like The Devil's Half Mile by Paddy Hirsch- about 17th century corruption on Wall Street, gangs, and all kinds of interesting things about New York!! I am currently reading this one now.

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    1. Is it fiction or non-fiction? If it is non-fiction I will definitely add it to my TBR!

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  8. Great list! I really want to visit Ireland. I may be studying abroad there sometime in the next few years.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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    1. I highly recommend doing so! Dublin is vibrant and feels like any other big city, but with tons of history surrounding you everywhere you go. Outside of Dublin, especially the countryside, has a kind of heaviness, especially when you can look all around and see the remains of famine houses and the pennywalls. it is a sad but important part of history.

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  9. I think I'll have to look up a lot of these to add to my tbr! :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

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    1. Yes, please do! I only used books for this TTT that I rated 4 stars or higher. The only book on the list I have not finished is the Troubadour one, and I am in the middle of it for my own research. I hope you love them as much as I do!

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