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Top Ten Tuesday: July 26, 2016

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Top Ten Things Books Have Made Me Want To Do or Learn About After Reading Them from The Broke and the Bookish

  1. J.D. Robbs In Death series has made me want to try a hotdog from a street vendor in NYC.
  2. All of the novels and biographies I’ve read about Marie Antoinette have made me want to visit Versailles in France. I’m pretty sure I’d be disappointed though because all the pictures I’ve ever seen, tourist swarm the place like roaches. It was the same in London at all the historical places I wanted to visit and at Windsor Castle and the entire city of Oxford.
  3. All the historical novels, fiction and non fiction, I’ve ever read of the Tudors have made me want to visit all the significant castles, cities, fortifications, abbeys, etc. that are still standing. Particularly, Hever Castle.
  4. When I read The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore, I immediately wanted to learn more about J.P. Morgan, George Westinghouse, and Thomas Edison.
  5. Any time I read a book where the main character is a writer or artist of some kind, I always pull out something that I’ve been working on, in that vein, and continue my own projects.
  6. Reading the Outlander series makes me want to time travel. I imagine meeting famous figures in history but dealing with the harsh realities of what history actually means, it probably wouldn’t be as fun as I think it would be. What bothers me the most:  no indoor plumbing.

That’s all I can think of right now. Maybe other bloggers’ posts will jog my memory and I’ll flesh this out more later today.

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10 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: July 26, 2016

  1. Visiting castles is a great one – i should have had that one too!
    I did visit Versailles – it was okay because it was early December (which I don’t imagine is the most popular time to visit) so it was quite quiet. It was a good visit and thankfully we had a guide – but, I don’t think it was as long a visit as I expected.
    Lynn 😀

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    1. Maybe December would be something to keep in mind if I ever get the chance to go. I just know that when I visited the Tower of London in May, we had to stand in line FORever just to pay for our entry and then another line to get in then more lines to see the different parts of the castle. I understand it being a tourist attraction, obviously, but it really detracts from the experience.

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      1. Yeah – it’s definitely worth trying to pick an obscure time that doesn’t clash with school holidays or peak of summer. We also visited the Tower of London this year – there were no cues at all. We walked straight in without queuing! It was a bit stranger it was so quiet – you could tell that it must get absolutely packed because of the boards everywhere that are intended for people to read as they queue! It was very impressive. We go lucky with that one – particularly given that the streets of London are usually packed no matter what time of the year you go!
        Lynn 😀

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