Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Places of the Past

Before we get started with TTT, I wanted to remind everyone to check out week one of our month-long giveaway! Each week we will have a couple books up for grabs, and now's your chance to enter for this week here.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the ladies over at The Broke and The Bookish.

This week's theme was all about the past or the future! We were supposed to pick 10 futuristic or historical settings that we would like to live in.

I don't really like historical fiction. But there are certain time periods from history that I really love, so I decided I would just share those with you. 

The quickest way to get me to not read a book is to mention the word historical! For some reason, I loathe it, and it is an immediate turn off for me. I'm not really into futuristic books (at least not ones you want to live in, hello dystopia!), so I decided to pretend that fantasy novels are actual history. 

I would really want to live in The Dells, just because I want to live in the same place Brigan does. I think the monsters make it kind of terrifying, but I also think it would never be dull!

It has probably been close to a decade since I have read these books, but I remember loving how vivid the world was that Karigan lived in. And really, who wouldn't want to be a Green Rider? 

While definitely not the safest of Kingdoms to be, who wouldn't want to be anywhere that Belgarath, Polgara, Garion, Durnik, Barak and Silk are. Man, now I need to go re-read!

I suppose technically I would rather live in Sitia than in Ixia. Especially if we are talking Poison Study versus Magic Study. Sitia, while battling demons and baddies of their own, is much more laid back than the Totalitarian Ixia.

No amount of money in the world exists that I would not pay if I could make Tortall a real place and live there. How awesome would it be to be neighbors with George and Alanna, Daine and Numair, Keladry, Aly and Nawat? Seriously. 


  1. Great list! Those covers for Graceling look great, and my best friend is obsessed with the Belgariad. Also your blog looks amazing, have you designed everything yourselves?

    1. Aww, thanks! I really love messing around with the design of our blog! I think I drive Mariela nuts every time I get bored of what we have and want to change it :p I just recently discovered the wonderful world of Adobe Illustrator and vectors, so it's hard to not change it every week! I really should find some blog guinea pigs that will let me play around with their blog design :p

  2. I love Maria V. Snyder but I haven't read her Poison Study series, I definitely have to check it out. Thanks for sharing!

    Paulina @ The Little Book Pixie

  3. Gone With the Wind is one of my all time favs


  4. Love WWII novels, there are so many great ones!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/02/02/top-ten-tuesday-42/

  5. OOoh nice picks!! YAY for Ixia!!! LOVE the Study series soooo much!

    Thanks for visiting my TTT post!

  6. I love the POison Study series! They are wonderful. The Outlader series is also one of my favorites. Love your pictures, they are so pretty!

  7. I love how the lists are split up. It would be so interesting to explore Celtic history, I never thought of that :/ And talk about fictional worlds I'd want to live in ! I never read any in the list, but I'd take any world with magic.

  8. Oh, I adore historical fantasy
    And Love the look of your list! Great books on it

  9. I'd love to read more about Celtic history too! But I'm still very unsure about Outlander... I will probably end up watching the TV show, but the book seems way too long for what it is... I don't know... Haha, I'm trying to start Maria V. Snyder's books this month :)

  10. Great list. I love Maria V. Snyder's books. Thanks for sharing, and for stopping by my TTT earlier. :)

  11. Awesome list! I LOVE Outlander! Also, seeing the Graceling cover makes me want to reread it. I started it years ago but never finished. I have no clue why! Love the blog design by the way :)

  12. Your list is so beautifully set out! :-) I'd love to explore some of these books soon.

  13. Great list! I'm definitely a fan of Celtic, Revolutionary War, and WWII stories.

  14. I love the Study series by Maria Snyder. I'd live there only if I could have Valek. :P

    World War II is an interesting time period to read about.

  15. Oh, I love your list! Revolutionary War never even occurred to me....I need some great book recommendations set in that era. :D

  16. I need to read Graceling still! everyone also raves about Cashore's books so I need to get around to them soon!
    Great post!
    Emily @ www.rabbitholereviews.com