Ten Bookish Settings I’d Love To Visit

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are the Top Ten Bookish Settings I’d Love To Visit. I decided to go for some books that have places that I really would love to go to!

Paris- Anna and The French Kiss

I’ve been to Disney Land Paris but never proper Paris.

Indiana- The Start Of Me And You

This book made me want to visit Indiana!

San Francisco- Lola and The Boy Next Door

I’ve always wanted to go to San Francisco. Something about it really appeals to me.

New York City- Dash and Lily’s Book Of Dares

I love the look of New York.

Tuscany- Love & Gelato

Italy is just so beautiful. I’d love to see more of it.

Mississippi- The Help

I’m totally intrigued by Southern America

Miami- The Mara Dyer trilogy

🙂 Beautiful weather… it looks stunning too.

Some fictional settings I’d love to visit…

Hogwarts- Harry Potter

Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory- Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

Neverland- Peter Pan

Who wouldn’t want to visit these places?

What have you done for your list this week? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

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British Books Challenge 2014: The round up!

The British Book Challenge was set up to show support for British Authors. By signing up I promised to read at least 12 books by British Authors. That’s equal to one book a month.

It’s safe to say that I exceeded this challenge this year.

Beth and Chrissi Do Kid-Lit: Peter Pan

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How did I get it?:
I borrowed it from Beth!

Synopsis:

Peter Pan, the book based on J.M. Barrie’s famous play, is filled with unforgettable characters: Peter Pan, the boy who would not grow up; the fairy, Tinker Bell; the evil pirate, Captain Hook; and the three children–Wendy, John, and Michael–who fly off with Peter Pan to Neverland, where they meet Indians and pirates and a crocodile that ticks.

Thoughts:

For years and years I have been familiar with the Disney film of Peter Pan and the stage adaptation. For this month’s kid-lit challenge (we’ve just fit it in!) we decided that we should read the novel of Peter Pan. I’m so glad I did, because I think it’s got such charm. Its story is still relevant to children today, although I’m sure they’d prefer to watch the Disney film instead!

I think almost everybody knows the story of Peter Pan in one form or another (and if you don’t…where on earth have you been?!). Peter Pan is the immortal, flying boy who never grows up that lives in Neverland with The Lost Boys battling pirates! Wendy Darling is one night woken up by a strange boy in her room that has lost his shadow. That boy of course is Peter Pan. He is often outside eavesdropping on the bedtime stories told. Peter Pan decides to whisk Wendy and her brothers Michael and John off to Neverland so Wendy can tell some bedtime stories to Peter and his friends.

Of course, Neverland isn’t exactly a safe place. There’s a pirate ship there, with plenty of pirates led by Captain Hook. Captain Hook is after Peter Pan and The Lost Boys, so there is much danger ahead for the children. Will Peter be able to save The Darlings and The Lost Boys?

As with many older classic children’s books, J.M Barrie’s Peter Pan is actually quite a dark tale. Tinkerbell in particular is a naughty little pixie. I forgot how scheming she was. I think Peter Pan has definitely got a bittersweet feel to it.

Peter Pan is a brilliant fantasy story for children and adults alike. There are so many wonderful, colourful characters. It’s an odd, quirky story which still seems relevant, if a little old fashioned today.

For Beth’s review, please check out her wonderful review on her blog HERE

Would I recommend it?:
Of course!

Next Up In Beth and Chrissi Do Kid-Lit Challenge:
The Wind In The Willows- Kenneth Grahame

Beth and Chrissi do Kid-Lit Challenge 2014

My sister Beth and I revisited children’s literature last year. We loved discovering new books and reading some of the children’s classics, so we decided to do it again this year! Here are the titles we’ve picked!

JANUARY- Aesop’s Fables- Aesop
FEBRUARY- Through The Looking Glass- Lewis Carroll
MARCH- Little Women- Louisa May Alcott
APRIL- The Magician’s Nephew- C.S Lewis
MAY- Peter Pan- J.M Barrie
JUNE- The Wind In The Willows- Kenneth Grahame
JULY- The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz- L. Frank Baum
AUGUST- The Swiss Family Robinson-Johann David Wyss
SEPTEMBER- Swallows and Amazons- Arthur Ransome
OCTOBER- Anne of Green Gables- Lucy Maud Montgomery
NOVEMBER- White Fang- Jack London
DECEMBER- The Secret Garden- Frances Hodgson Burnett

Some of these I’ve read before and others I’m yet to start. I’m excited about another year of this challenge!

Have you read any of these? Which one was your favourite?