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Wine, Women & Words: Literary Travel Picks

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Michele Leivas, Editor

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This week, we hit the hypothetical road and journeyed down our literary travel wish lists. Money and distance did not matter, nor did the space-time continuum, the laws of physics or reality.

We’ve all had that thought while reading a book: “I wish I could go there.” (Hellooo, Hogwarts). Where would you travel within the pages of your favorite books, if you could? Share your answers here or on Twitter, using the hashtag #winewomenwords – or tagging us directly (@MJLeivas and/or @Strahbary). We’d love to hear your selections!

Michele’s Picks:

  1. Hogwarts School of Witchraft & Wizardry, the “Harry Potter” series by J.K. Rowling
  2. Rosslyn Chapel, Scotland, “The Da Vinci Code” by Dan Brown
  3. Pays d’Oc, Languedoc Region in France (circa 13th century), “The Labyrinth” by Kate Moss
  4. Neverwhere, “Neverwhere” by Neil Gaiman
  5. The Chequy, “The Rook” by Daniel O’Malley
  6. The Land of Oz, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum
  7. The Amber Room, Catherine Palace of Tsarskoye, Russia (pre WWII), “The Amber Room” by Steve Berry
    • An article posted earlier this year by the British online publication, the Daily Mail, suggests the missing treasure – looted by the Nazis during World War II – may finally have been found “in a secret room of an underground bunker in Poland,” solving a 60-year-old mystery. Check out the article here.

 Diana’s Picks:

  1. The Italian Coast, “Beautiful Ruins” by Jess Walters
  2. Antarctica, “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” by Maria Semple
  3. The Isle of Skye, “Letters from Skye” by Jessica Brockmole
  4. Uland, “The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic” by Emily Croy Barker
    • A post on Goodreads by Croy Barker from March of this year confirms she has completed the first draft of the much-anticipated sequel (*commence happy dance*) and is in the revision stage of her writing process. Read the full post here.
  5. Austenland, “Austenland” by Shannon Hale
  6. Island of Guernsey, “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer

Check back with us next week – we will be tackling our Young Adult guilty pleasures!

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