Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Tuesday Memes

This week's Top Ten Tuesday, asks bloggers to list “Ten Places Books Have Made Me Want To Visit (whether fictional or real)”. I'm immediately reminded of Robert Heinlein's “Lost Legacy”, the longest story in Assignment in Eternity. In this story, a group of academic discover how to use telepathy. They feel drawn to Mt. Shasta in California, and once there, they discover a colony of adepts who train them in many paranormal capabilities and recruit them to help rid the world of power-seeking evil. Since reading the story as a teenager, I had longed to visit Mt. Shasta and I finally had the opportunity in August 2007.

I know I won't visit all the places that I'm attracted to—heck, it's not possible to visit some of them. That doesn't really dash my dreams, though.

Ten Places Books Have Made Me Want To Visit

  1. Mt. Shasta; from Assignment in Eternity by Robert Heinlein
  2. Pern; from Dragonflight and the rest of the Pern novels by Anne McCaffrey
  3. Mars; from Red Planet and Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein
  4. Melbourne, Australia; from Cocaine Blues and the rest of the Phryne Fisher mysteries by Kerry Greenwood
  5. Alaska; from the Kate Shugak mysteries by Dana Stabenow and Alex Jensen mysteries by Sue Henry
  6. Scottish Highlands; from Death of a Gossip and the rest of Hamish MacBeth mysteries by M C Beaton also from Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
  7. Montségur and the Languedoc region of France; from The Expected One by Kathleen McGowan
  8. Botswana; from The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
  9. Egypt; from Crocodile on the Sandbank and the rest of the Amelia Peabody series by Elizabeth Peters
  10. Anywhere in space; from the hundreds of space fiction books that I have read in my lifetime

Book Cover: Assignment in Eternity by Robert A Heinlein Book Cover: Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey Book Cover: Red Planet by Robert A Heinlein Book Cover: Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A Heinlein Book Cover: Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood Book Cover: A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow Book Cover: Murder on the Iditarod Trail by Sue Henry Book Cover: Death of a Gossip by M C Beaton Book Cover: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon Book Cover: The Expected One by Kathleen McGowan Book Cover: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith Book Cover: Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters Book Cover: On Basilisk Station by David Weber Book Cover: The Tar-Aiym Krang by Alan Dean Foster Book Cover: Cities in Flight by James Blish Book Cover: The Mote in God's Eye by Larry Niven


I also thought it might be fun to toss in a Teaser Tuesday post.

Teaser Tuesday Logo Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser

Book Cover: Stone Guardian by Danielle Monsch “I want what every leader wants. I want to protect my Clan. My people have been in flux since the Great Collision. I want to bring calm and prosperity and peace to my people.” — from Stone Guardian by Danielle Monsch


  1. I'm curious about the Great Collision. What happened? Sounds like a good story.
    By the way, I enjoyed your list of places you'd like to visit too. Good luck on the space travel!
    My Tuesday post features WAR BRIDES.

  2. I'm with you on the Amelia Peabody series making me want to visit Egypt - and crawl around in a pyramid! I love the Hamish Macbeth series too, although I probably wanted to visit the Highlands before I discover that series.

    My Tuesday Teaser from The Midnight Examiner by William Kotzwinkle http://wp.me/pZnGI-eS

  3. An admirable desire for any leader. Cool teaser, and that cover really makes me want to find out more... thanks for sharing!!

    Here are My Teasers.

  4. I'd go to Pern! I love those books and have read the series several times:)
    Stone Guardian. An interesting tease. I'm thinking Gargoyles?
    Here is my TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/10/14/teaser-tuesdays-85-the-memory-closet/

  5. Sounds rather different to certain political leaders today!
    My teaser