Happy Hump Day! This week’s topic is a freebie, so I chose to do books that gave me wanderlust. This was inspired by a question I answered on the Who Am I Book Tag yesterday.
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A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
This was an odd read for me. I didn’t end up liking the ending of it and gave it three stars, but it’s definitely a book that I think about a lot. Maybe a reread will have me liking it more. The tone of this book, the picture it painted – it made me want to go to a cold island off the coast of Washington state, it made me want to go up into the mountains in Japan and just hang out. Maybe that’s why this book has stuck with me, it made me want to be in it. I wanna gooooo.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
This book was so rich and atmospheric. I found myself yearning to go visit the circus and to walk through its tents. I still think about this book. I want to see the circus acts! I want to host a Midnight Dinner! I want to be a circus performer! Uuuugh, I wanna go see it!
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Regardless of my feelings toward Kvothe and toward the second book of this series in general, I did really enjoy this first one – I gave it four stars. Kvothe wasn’t as… Kvothey in it. The world this book is set in is amazing. I wanna go there – I want to go study Sympathy! I wanna go to the Musician’s Guild and listen to music all day! I wanna just wander around the town aimlessly and just have a good time. The setting for this book is just awesome.
Inuyasha by Rumiko Takahashi
Inuyasha will always hold a special place in my heart. Following a girl that falls through a well and winds up 500 years in the past in feudal Japan, it’s about her adventures there. Gosh it’s been over a decade since I first watched and read this, and I still think about it almost daily. I’m serious – daily. It’s really stuck with me, and will be one of my all-time favorites. I wanna go look for shikon shards too ;~;
Ralph and the Pixie by G. S. Monks
This was the book that inspired today’s topic, the one I mentioned gave me wanderlust in yesterday’s post. This book I first read back when it was a story published on FictionPress about ten years ago, and I remember adoring it. It follows a young pixie named Malina who gets expelled from her own world and placed into ours, and a man named Ralph who helps her. It takes place in both worlds and it made me wanna world hop along with them. I’ve since obtained a physical copy of the book (the author sent me one when he saw I mentioned his book in my blog, I about peed) and I’ve reread it, and it gave me the same feelings. I wanna go to a magical world, too. No fair. ;~;
So, writing out this topic has just solidified how uh… underwhelming my place in this world is. I need to travel more, man. I just gotta make those big bucks and then I’m in business! I’ll go everywhere!