Top Ten Things Books Have Made Me Want To Do or Learn About After Reading Them from The Broke and the Bookish
- J.D. Robbs In Death series has made me want to try a hotdog from a street vendor in NYC.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.