Off to Lilliput!
Which fictional place (from a novel or story) would you like to travel to this summer?
Well, the Secret Garden, of course!!! The descriptions of the flowers and little birds sounds like a beautiful place for a quet rest!!
May 20, 2011 4:40 pm
Macondo, the land of magical realism, and "One Hundred Years of Solitude".
May 20, 2011 10:51 pm
To the bliss of Shangri-La!
May 21, 2011 6:36 am
Depending on your translation, Ithaka. I have been trying to reach there for some time. :-)
(Cavafy - Ithaka)
May 23, 2011 7:14 am
Willie Wonka's chocolate factory!
May 23, 2011 8:38 am
Narnia. Or perhaps Middle Earth.
May 23, 2011 10:08 am
Iowa, field of dreams!
May 23, 2011 11:17 am
Mars from The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury.
May 23, 2011 11:36 am
19th century Petersburg from Dostoevsky's White Nights....
May 23, 2011 1:06 pm
May 23, 2011 2:43 pm
Hevea-- I mean Pandora.
May 23, 2011 5:34 pm
I'd love to visit one of the fictional lands in Enid Blyton's children's novels. They're so vague in my memory now, but they absolutely stimulated my adult love of sci-fi and fantasy fiction.
May 23, 2011 5:46 pm
callahan's crosstime saloon
May 23, 2011 7:27 pm
Lothlórien, no question.
May 23, 2011 7:51 pm
May 23, 2011 9:50 pm
Turn of the 20th Century archeological dig in Egypt (with the Emersons)
May 23, 2011 11:44 pm
May 24, 2011 12:08 am
May 24, 2011 5:07 am
I'd like to be "invited to" Blandings Castle and potter around with Lord Elmsworth!
May 24, 2011 7:08 am
The Magic Kingdom of Landover from the series by Terry Brooks.
May 24, 2011 8:33 am
I would like to walk the streets of London with Sherlock Homes and Dr. Watson. It would be great to hide with them in some dark corner waiting for Moriarity to show up!
May 24, 2011 9:55 am
The Banks of Plum Creek
May 24, 2011 10:39 am
Same place I've visited for the past 65 years...OZ. I miss Dorothy, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and especially the Scarecrow..
May 24, 2011 11:09 am
St. Mary Meade to visit with Miss Marple.
May 24, 2011 11:37 am
Why to Mr. Darcy's arms of course!
May 24, 2011 1:14 pm
The Capital from the Hunger Games.
May 24, 2011 1:42 pm
Sitara- the fabulous almost-earth-like star German author Karl May invented more than 100 years ago... it begins (my own translation, i don't know if he was ever published in English):
if you travel for 3 months towards the sun, and then another 3 months further on, you reach a planet called Sitara, which is persarabian and means star...
May 24, 2011 3:19 pm
Mmm, Narnia. Better yet, the trip on the Dawntreader.
May 24, 2011 3:25 pm
To Italy for a stay in the Room With a View.
May 24, 2011 4:26 pm
I'm thinking Tortall (Tamora Pierce's Lioness Quartet, among other series of hers) or maybe Narnia.
May 24, 2011 4:35 pm
I would love to go to Hogwarts/ Hogsmeade, but ultimately would love to dream up plays and act in them with Anne at Green Gables or wander P.E.I with Emily of New Moon. That is my dream!
May 24, 2011 5:34 pm
To the Nautilus where Captain Nemo lives, from Jules Verne book.
May 24, 2011 7:20 pm
Bag End, The Shire
May 24, 2011 7:29 pm
Middle Earth from The lord of the rings would be exciting!!!
May 25, 2011 10:02 am
This summer I fully intend on returning to Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, the locus of my first novel (Highly Strung, a musician story) although my set of Philadelphia Orchestra tickets are primarily for concerts taking place next year.
May 25, 2011 3:59 pm
Stephen King and Peter Straub's 'territories' from The Talisman
May 25, 2011 4:58 pm
Would love to see the setting of the Zelandonia Ninth cave.
May 26, 2011 9:41 am
Monte Cristo, a small Italian islet, between the French island Corsica and mainland Italy; south of Elba, the island where Napoleon Bonaparte spent his first exile. Author Alexandre Dumas gave a fictional description of the island and let the main character in his book ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ find a fabulous treasure there. Alexandre Dumas also wrote the famous adventure novel The Three Musketeers.
May 26, 2011 10:27 pm
The world in Cassanda Clare's Mortal Instruments Series and the future that Scott Westerfeld imagined in his Uglies Series.
May 27, 2011 2:48 pm
Barrayar! To visit with Miles and the lovely Ekaterin Vorkosagin.
May 27, 2011 3:09 pm
Uncle's Alm's cottage from Heidi.
May 28, 2011 11:24 am
with anne at prince edward island
May 29, 2011 5:35 am
Ever since I read Macbeth in school I've been wanting to go to Scotland.
May 29, 2011 4:50 pm
Sabishii the open University from Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars Trilogy
Jun 1, 2011 5:07 pm
Discworld!!! Just for starters.
I'd also like to visit Munden's Bar from the GrimJack comics and graphic novels; 31st century Earth as experienced by the Legion of Super-Heroes; Xena, Warrior Princess' ancient Greece; Cicely, Alaska from the Northern Exposure TV show, The Sea of Stars with Space Pirate Captain Harlock, and anywhere The Doctor chooses to take me in the TARDIS.
Thanks to the magic of books (and the occasional DVD) I will get to visit all of them this summer. Yay!
Jun 1, 2011 8:53 pm
Tara, from "Gone With the Wind" Yes, Rhett darling, I do give a d---.
Jun 1, 2011 9:46 pm
Oz of course!
Jun 2, 2011 4:03 pm
Next door to the house in a Year in Provence or next door to Jamie and Claire's new house on Fraser's Ridge or on board the ship on the way to Treasure Island. Land ho !
Jun 2, 2011 4:13 pm
I would like to visit the Dark Tower of Stephen King!!
Jun 3, 2011 1:15 pm
Never, Never Land....I don't want to ground up! :>)
Jun 7, 2011 4:38 pm
Barsoom. If i could just find that cave in Arizona.
Jun 9, 2011 3:31 pm
the door into summer
Jun 19, 2011 9:30 am
Bishop's Lacey, with the plucky Flavia de Luce, riding around the countryside solving mysteries with her and Gladys.
Jun 23, 2011 2:14 pm
Rivendell or Lothlórien
Jul 6, 2012 3:15 pm
I am dead serious when I say, Cirque Des Reves from Erin Morgenstern's fantastical and enchanting novel 'The Night Circus.' I love this novel (Sept 2011) and just out in trade paperback last week so much that my yearly ornament I created for my annual ornament party was inspired by the work and I am now teaching the novel to my summer school students at Iolani School (private school in Hawaii) and they are all willing to join me in this circus!!! The novel's film rights were purchased by Summit Entertainment (The Twilight Saga) after a fierce bidding war and I can't wait to see how they will make this fictional world a reality!!! If you love magic, fantasy, the late 1800's NY and London, this book is for you! Become a reveur (dreamer) and join us!
Jul 9, 2012 6:44 pm
Armada, the pirate city in "Scar" by China Mieville! Of course, seconding/thirding/fourthing Rivendell and Lothlorien.
Jul 12, 2012 9:07 am
Jul 17, 2012 8:01 am
Castle Tintagel, where King Arthur was born. I was told by an Englishwoman who lived in the town once that it's best to go there during a raging storm!
Jul 17, 2012 6:16 pm
Tom Bombadil's house, in Middle Earth
Jul 18, 2012 2:01 pm
Anne's Green Gables , in Avonlea, Prince Edward Island
Jul 22, 2012 5:12 am
Tintagel Castle where King Arthur is said to have been born. A lady who comes from there told me the best time to go is during a furious storm coming off the Atlantic, when there are few tourists.
Jul 26, 2012 5:20 pm
For me, it would be the 1985 of Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next series. Then I could become a literary detective …
Jul 31, 2012 12:11 am
Two places. First, the moors in England from Wuthering Heights. Second, Montenegro (Casino Royale)
Aug 1, 2012 3:08 pm
Flatland allows me to look at things with 'lower' and 'higher' dimensions.
Aug 2, 2012 9:02 pm
Aug 5, 2012 5:00 pm