Friday, December 26, 2014

Book Blogger Hop: 26 December - 1 January

Book Blogger Hop

This week's question for Book Blogger Hop comes from Elizabeth at Silver's Reviews:

Do you have a book with a location that you just HAD to visit after reading the book?

This question is similar to a past Top Ten Tuesday prompt. The prior post lists 10 places I want to visit as a result of reading about them, but the #1 place I just had to visit was Mt. Shasta from Assignment in Eternity by Robert Heinlein.

In “Lost Legacy”, the longest story in Assignment in Eternity. a group of academics 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'm linking up with other book bloggers at Book Blogger Hop which is hosted by Billy at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. Come see what others have to say and join us if you wish.


  1. Gorgeous!! Did you climb the mountain or view from a distance?

    Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog. Glad to see you joined in the fun of the Book Blogger Hop.

    Happy Hopping!!

    Silver's Reviews
    My Blog Hop Answer

    1. Oh my gosh! I'm not a mountain climber or even a hiker! We enjoyed viewing the mountain from the highway. And we stopped in the town to have lunch. It was enough to just be nearby.

  2. Looks like a beautiful place!

    I rarely travel, so I haven't visited any of my favorite novels' settings, but I do have a wish list of places to visit in my post on the Blog Hop.

    Happy hopping!

    1. I understand that the mountain is usually snow-covered even in mid-June. We were passing through in August, so I guess most of the snow was gone by then.

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    1. Nyze, Hubby and I take regular cross-country road trips. This particular one was San Diego to Dallas by way of Crater Lake, Oregon. I think it was the best trip of all. I checked two sites off my bucket list -- Mount Shasta and Lassen Volcanic National Park. Hubby threw in Crater Lake and Aspen. (Yes, Aspen in August!) And top it off, we picnicked every day, mostly peanut butter and jelly with fresh fruit.