book blogger hop

Back with a hop!

Hello again fellow bloggers and fabulous readers!

I arrived back from Italy yesterday afternoon, partly sad at my holiday being over and partly glad to be home. We got through a ton of sight-seeing, lots of delicious red wine and an extremely unhealthy amount of divine food and generally had a wonderful time. Seeing as this clearly isn’t a travel blog, I won’t bore you with the details but I definitely recommend Venice, Florence (and Sienna and Pisa..) and Rome to you all!

I happily got through a few books too so there will be reviews up as soon as I’ve gathered my post-holiday thoughts 🙂 A little bit of fantasy, a little bit of humour and a little bit of history so a bit of mixture coming up!

I thought that seeing as I was all rejuvinated from my time away, I’d take part in the Book Blogger Hop for this weekend! It’s been a while since I took part, mainly because this is the first Friday I’m not at work in a while.

This week’s question: If you were given the chance to spend one day in a fictional world (from a book), which book would it be from and where would that place be?

My first reaction to this post was the site of Kingsbridge Cathedral in twelfth-century England as beautifully crafted by Ken Follett in Pillars of the Earth. My head is filled with images of all the stunning Italian cathedrals and churches I have seen over the past couple of weeks and I can only imagine how inspirational and awe-inspiring it must be to see the vision and expertise it must take to turn a bunch of rocks into such a sight. Plus, I love the thought of experiencing medieval England in all its grim reality!

Although I teetered for a second towards The Seven Kingdoms of Kristin Cashore’s Graceling because I’d be curious to find out what my ‘Grace’ would be, if I had one, I’m sticking with my gut reaction in Kingsbridge, even though I know that a day wouldn’t give me long to explore!


Even if you aren’t participating in the Hop this weekend, I’d love to hear where you’d all like to travel to! If you are participating, I can’t wait to read your posts 🙂