Today’s Topic: Book Events/Festivals I’d Love to Go to Someday
Hosted by: That Artsy Reader Girl
Since, I’ve never been overly interested in real life book events, I decided to tweak this week’s prompt. Instead I’m featuring places and events from books I’ve read that I would love to visit.
The Red, White and Blue Book Club in Beach Read – To be honest, I can’t remember the exact name of the book club named, so this may be wrong. But still, the book club hosted by Gus’ eccentric aunt sounds like a real hoot…and there’s drinks!
Moose Springs, Alaska in The Tourist Attraction – I’ve actually visited Alaska and can attest to it’s rugged charm. But Moose Springs sounds even more endearing with it’s rude restaurant owner, bread loving moose Ulysses and all the amazing bakery items.
Paradise Bay Resort – The Honeymooner – At this point in 2020, I think we can all agree that a vacation to a tropical resort like Paradise Bay sounds like heaven.
Court session held by the gods and Aphrodite – Lovely War – Oh to be a fly on the wall in that hotel room when Aphrodite pleads her case about the value of her work to a bunch of male gods who dare to condescend to her.
The Printed Letter Bookshop in The Printed Letter Bookshop – Readers love a cozy, independently run bookshop. And this one fits the bill. Not to mention, it is owned and operated solely by women.
Bluebell Inn in Lake Season – Look, I’m all about a small family-owned B&B in a coastal North Carolina town. It sounds completely idyllic.
Sugar Creek Renaissance Fair in Royally in Trouble – I’ve never been to a renaissance fair, but have always wanted to go. Knowing I would get to meet some of the more interesting residents of Sugar Creek Arkansas makes this even more appealing.
Ansel by the Sea, Maine – Whose Waves These Are – I’ve always said if I could have a summer home, it would be on the coast of Maine. This is even better because Ansel is actually a small island off the coast with a close-knit community.
The Saturday Night Supper Club in The Saturday Night Supper Club – I adore the concept of a small invitation only supper club, hosted by a trained chef. I would love to score an invite.
Bradfordwood – Falling for You – I’m a sucker for American estates such as Bradfordwood. However real-life places like this rarely offer the opportunity to stay on-site. Plus, it’s location in Washington state sounds absolutely gorgeous. And it’s proprietress is a former international supermodel, so…
Appalachian Mountains of Leslie County Kentucky of the 1940’s in These Healing Hills – Although these mountains exist in the real world, I would love to ride along with the women of the Frontier Nursing Service and see them through their eyes. The author writes so evocatively about them, that even the hardships the residents experience seem a small price to pay for such beauty and mystery.
The Flamingo Club – Murder at the Flamingo – In my imagination, this 1930’s Boston nightclub matches what I’ve seen in classic film. It would be full of jazz, smoke and alcohol, men and women in glamorous evening wear. Glitzy with an intriguing undercurrent of danger. Yes, please!
14 Replies to “Top Ten Tuesday – Book Events and Places I’d Love to Visit”
I’ve been to Alaska, too. Moose Springs sounds amazing.
My TTT .
While I wouldn’t want to visit Alaska in the winter, Moose Springs might be able to tempt me.
These sound like amazing fictional places to visit! And a couple of these books have now piqued my interest… great post!
My TTT: https://mamaneedsabook.blogspot.com/2020/07/book-festivals-of-my-dreams.html
Thank you so much for your feedback. I hope you get a chance to read the ones which have piqued your interest.
Nice list! Small independent bookstores are wonderful. Renaissance Faires are a lot of fun too! Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.
I’ve never heard of THESE HEALING HILLS, but it sounds like one I would like. Appalachia, especially the really impoverished parts, might be too depressing to visit in real life, but I enjoy reading about that area in fiction.
I agree with you. What I really found interesting was learning more about the Frontier Nursing service. Those women were strong, brave and caring. The author has a new book coming out soon set in Appalachia again.
The Beach Read and The Tourist Attraction has been on my TBR list. Those other books is the first time I’ve ever heard of any of those books.
Here is my TTT.
I enjoyed both of them. Although The Beach Read has some darker themes in it then The Tourist Attraction.
That’s good. Huh. Ok. Beach Read still looks like a good read.
I want to go to Moose Springs too! Love a good rustic setting
Rustic settings feel relaxing and simple, don’t they.
Ooh, love this! Great picks!