My Armchair BEA intro post made me start thinking about what literary places I want to visit, which led to thinking about what books I want to read / re-read, which led to me making a Literary Bucket List!
Then I was thinking how fun it would be if some of you wanted to make a Literary Bucket List too, and link-up. So I put a linky at the bottom, and it's open indefinitely, in case you want to write up your own list too!
- Go to Prince Edward Island. I'm dying to see Anne Shirley's world!
- Have a Harry Potter marathon. I bet if I did nothing else I could read them all in maybe 4 days?
- Return to Yorkshire and visit the Bronte Parsonage / James Herriot's house. I remember enjoying those places, but I was nine at the time. I'm sure I'd get more out of it now.
- Finish The Lymond Chronicles by Dorothy Dunnett. They're crazy-brilliant, but kind of dense reading, so I too often take the easy way out instead of reading another. I've only read 2 / 6.
- Go to the Shetland Islands, because of Ann Cleeves' Shetland Quartet. I've had a little distance and forgiven her for the unhappy ending to the quartet, so now all I remember is the haunting other-ness of Shetland.
- Visit a Laura Ingalls Wilder site. Maybe the farm in the Ozarks, maybe her birthplace in Wisconsin. I loved re-reading all of these, and can't wait to read them to Eleanor!
- Tour Wallander's Sweden. The Ystad Tourist Information Bureau offers a walking tour of Wallander's haunts. How great is that?!
- Re-read all the Trixie Beldens, and write some sort of food / travel guide based on them. I've re-read two of them in the last six months, and they're hilariously specific about the places Trixie goes, and the weird, mid-century food they eat. "Trixie stirred the dried beef in the hot oil, then added the thick, creamy mushroom soup..." "Let's save on dish-washing... If I add a can of peas to this goulash, there'll be one less pan to wash!"
- Do a French literature tour. I'd love to visit the Loire Valley, Mont St. Michel, and most of Provence while reading books by Alexandre Dumas, Baroness Orczy, Mary Stewart, and others; which are set in those places.
- Take a tour of founding fathers' birthplaces. I've read so many biographies of men like John Adams, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson; plus a lot of fiction from that era - from kids' books like Johnny Tremaine to the Williamsburg novels. I really hope someday that I'll be able to go to Massachusetts and Virginia and see some of those places.
What's on YOUR literary bucket list?
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