Friday, May 20, 2016

May #ShelfLove Discussion: Literary Vacations



May topic: It's almost time for summer vacation. Plan your dream literary trip. You can go someplace real or fictional. 

At first I was going to go on about my trip to London several years ago and all the sights I saw that I had previously only read about in books. It wasn't meant as a literary vacation but it certainly could have qualified as one. But you know what? I just decided to take a little detour...

What comes to mind for a perfect literary vacation right now would be a visit to Philadelphia to hang with all the characters in the Addicted series world. If you've been around here any length of time at all you know that I adore the Addicted series by Krista and Becca Ritchie and it's my favorite contemporary series ever. What started as a novel about a sex addict and an alcoholic has turned into a series that features an amazing group of characters that I have come to know and love. And I feel as if I went to Philadelphia I would almost certainly run into them there. As you do with fictional characters. And naturally we would click immediately, become BFFs and I would be part of the group. Along with my husband of course since everyone's all couply (and he's reading the series so he'd fit right in).

Photo edit credit: Jennifer N.

So what would a literary vacation with the Addicted gang consist of? So glad you asked. Obviously some time would be spent at Superheroes & Scones where Lily would attempt to school me all things Marvel and I would nod blankly because I've never read a comic book and don't know one superhero from another. After giving up on my comic book education, we would head over to Lucky's for subs where we would be joined by Lo and Ryke and Daisy. Shenanigans ensue.

After that a quick stop at Rose's boutique and then we all head back to the house and wait for Connor to get home so we can share a big family-style dinner. When it's time to go home they all promise to come visit me in Florida soon (in the corporate jet, of course), I give everyone hugs and kisses, and Lily promises to text me daily. 

#ShelfLove Progress:
The goal I set back in January was to read 31-40 books from my personal library this year (library books do not count). I've read 14 books so far that qualify so I'm right on track for the year.


 How about you - where would you go for your literary vacation
Someplace "real" or are you headed straight for Hogwarts? :)




16 comments:

  1. ♥ your literary vacation! So fun -- I still need to read this series but it is SUPER high up on my list!!

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    1. Oh, I hope you do, Eva! I just started the eighth book in the series and am positively giddy and diving back into this world. :)

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  2. Well I am not familiar with this series but now I am interested in reading it. And a trip to Philly. Great post :)

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  3. Oh gosh, if I could visit Hogwarts and that whole world, that would be great. I guess I could compromise and visit Orlando, FL and HP world though. I've never been!! I'd say London too though - so many things you can do that would follow in great literary footsteps.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.blogspot.com

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    1. I figured Hogwarts would be a popular choice. :) I'm in FL and have never gone to check out the HP Wizarding World at Universal. I'm an easy drive from Orlando but haven't done any of the theme parks in probably 10+ years. It would be fun to check it out, though!

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  4. Well, my literary vacation will forever be Hogwarts but I can officially understand your love for the Addicted series ♥

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    1. I knew Hogwarts would be a top choice. :) And that would be plenty awesome. The possibilities of things to see and do would be endless!

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  5. Sounds like a laid back kind of vacay but also fun--the best kind! I just got book one of this series. I just have to read your favorite series. And it was free!

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    1. Laid back vacay is my favorite kind. And I'm so excited you got the first book! I hope you'll love it but even if you don't... hard to argue with free. LOL

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  6. Haha! I just kind of assumed the Addicted gang was going to be your pick when I started reading. But of course, I totally agree.
    I honestly don't know where I'd go first. Do I go to a place where a book boyfriend is? Or a land that I can't actually visit. Decisions are so hard.

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    1. Ha! You know me so well. :) And I still think you should go find Jamie and Wes... they could hook you up with one of their super hot hockey player friends.

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  7. HAHA headed straight to Hogwarts FOR SURE if I had any choice in the matter!
    This was such a fun post to read Tanya! I have not been to London, but my best friend just got back and loved it! I enjoyed living vicariously through all her pictures!
    Sadly, I have also never been to Philadephia!
    Emily @ www.rabbitholereviews.com

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    1. Heehee, no surprise about Hogwarts! I knew that would be a super popular pick. *Technically* I have been to Philadelphia... but only to change planes so I never even made it our of the airport. LOL It's been years since I've been to London (I think it was 2007) but I'd love to go back. It was one of the best trips I ever took.

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  8. I love that you chose a fictional literary vacation, Tanya! AND I am definitely putting this series on my summer read list because I have almost all of the books and since you gush about it so much, I just know I'm going to enjoy my trip to Philly...even if it's fictional. ;)

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    1. I'm so convinced if I go to Philly I'll run into them all! :)

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