Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Top Ten Tuesdays: Favorite Settings

A weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish, we answer the weekly prompt then visit others who have as well. Come have fun with us, meet new friends and discover new-to-you blogs and books!

So this week is to focus on a setting but I actually wrote this as settings in general--so bare with me! I did not realize I wrote it differently until this evening and since I am on vacation this week, I am not going to re-write it. So, here are settings I typically enjoy:

1) Regency Britain: I am a fan of this historical time period

2) Nantucket or coastal towns in general: I'm enjoying books set in coastal towns. I think I would like to live in a coastal community 

3) Ireland: a longing to go home, my Irish ancestry is something I am proud of and really only starting to explore...so I love reading books set within Ireland

4) Paris/France: I had the pleasure to visit France during high school and would love the chance to travel back. Right now, I live vicariously through stories set within France

5) Road Trips: perhaps a slight cheat but I do love a great road trip novel

6) Small Town USA: what can I say, I am a fan of books set within a small town. 

7) for Paranormal and Dystopian...I prefer the settings to be something known or recognized. So it does not mean that I won't be able to appreciate worlds that are much different than ours but it might take me a while to get into it.

8) England: present day England is a favorite setting too and it is on my bucket list as a place to visit

9) Professional Kitchens: be a bakery or a kitchen in a restaurant I enjoy books with a cooking/baking theme to it

10) Sports Venues/Practices/etc: what can I say--I like sports stories most of the time :)

So these are the settings that make me pick up the book and consider reading it. None of them are a sure bet but I will at least consider them most likely. 


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28 comments :

  1. I was just nodding my head, agreeing with you with all of them, until I came across the last one. No sports for me, thank you very much! Haha, but I love this list :)

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    1. Stephanie Perkins is one of my favorites. :)

      Happy Reading!

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  3. I love the way you participated in this topic. I think we all have settings we are particularly drawn too. I chose small towns for my TTT, because I love them, too! And Regency England, heck yeah! I love Julia Quinn for that tie period.

    Have a nice vacation!

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    1. I will definitely pop over--love the small towns! Thanks for stopping by today.

      Happy Reading!

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  4. Enjoy your vacation.

    http://wickedlydeliciousbookblog.blogspot.com/2013/08/top-ten-tuesday-most-anticipated-reads.html

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  5. Totally with you on Paris/France! It's my dream holiday location so I will eat up anything set there. I love the feeling of small town books too, and road trips are generally awesome. Sports books are ones I really need to check out more of. Love your twist on the topic! Thanks so much for sharing and thanks for stopping by my TTT! Happy reading :)

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    1. Ireland is my dream vacation--I will make it there some day. :) Thanks for stopping by my list!! Happy Reading.

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  6. Yeah! I love your list :) I love Paris, Ireland, Regency books and beach books too.

    Reading with ABC

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    1. :) all have the makings of great settings. Thanks for stopping by today.

      Happy Reading!

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  7. I love books set in Ireland and England... I'd just have to add Italy and Greece!

    My TTT.

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    1. Good point--I need to read more books set within Italy and Greece but from the couple I can think of off the top of head, I have enjoyed too. Thanks for stopping by today. Happy Reading!

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  8. I actually like how you did this post!

    Here's my TTT

    Stop by my giveaway if you have a moment!

    Jess @ Such A Novel Idea

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  9. I love books set in England or anywhere in Europe. I wish there were more!

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    1. It would be nice to have more books set abroad in Europe. Happy Reading!

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  10. Definitely a fan of 2, 5, 6, and Europe in general. I love your list. I would never have thought of kitchens as a setting but now I want to read a book set in one!

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  11. I love 5, 6, and 9 as well! Great and original spin on the TTT!

    My list:
    http://qaisracetusbookblog.blogspot.com/2013/08/top-ten-tuesday-81313.html

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    1. Thanks! I will pop over to yours soon. Happy Reading!

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  12. When you get back from vacation, I would love to know some of your favorite books in the 1st, 2nd....all the categories!!

    Alyssa @Sunrise Avenue

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    1. Sure! I will post my favorite couple of titles for each once I get a chance. :)

      Happy Reading!

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  13. I love how you interpreted the topic. I love books set in Europe! They make me want to travel... :P Great list!

    Kate @ whYAnot

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    1. Me too! Until it is possible, I get to travel vicariously through them. :)

      Happy Reading!

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  14. I like what you did with this weeks topic! I also really love Regnecy Britain and Ireland. Great list!

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