Today I’m joining in with Christina over at Recipe and a Read doing Top 3 Thursday, a weekly meme hosted by A Cozy Reader, because this week is all about fictional places you’d want to visit. And who doesn’t want to visit HOGWARTS, right?
So I’m avoiding listing the Shire or Rivendell, as everyone will list those.
DISCWORLD: First up, I’d love to visit Terry Pratchett’s DISCWORLD and the city of Ankh-Morpork and BAD ASS, the home of Granny Weatherwax. I mean, come on, this is a huge continent sat atop four immense elephants, which in turn are sat atop the back of a space-faring turtle!
NARNIA/WONDERLAND: Next up, as a huge fan of the Narnia books as a kid, I always wanted to be able to sneak inside my parents cupboard and find a secret door into Narnia. Alas, that never happened, even though I continue to keep looking. I also wanted to fall down the Rabbit hole to join Alice in Wonderland, as a child. But could never find the exact place even though, again, I did a lot of searching. I think this was all part of my parent’s master plan, to send us kids out hunting these places, thereby getting our dose of fresh air, and exercise.
XANTH: I always wanted to visit Piers Anthony’s, Xanth, after reading A Spell for Chameleon, Ogre, Ogre, and Castle Roogna, books in his Xanth series. Funnily enough, this magical fantasy world looks remarkably like a fairytale version of Florida, but the beast and people you’re likely to meet are far removed—two dimensions over—from anything you’re likely to find in the actual state.
Honourable mentions go to: NEVERLAND from Peter Pan, and WAKANDA from Black Panther, the planet MAGRATHEA from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the HALLELUJAH MOUNTAINS from Avatar, and STARGATE ATLANTIS, and ASGARD from the Marvel Universe.
And you, what fictional places would you love to visit?