Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Start packing!

Bella's house looked way much better in the movie.

If you're a big fan of Twilight, then perhaps it's time to pack your stuff and head to Forks, Washington. Check out the tour here. Why anyone would want to go where it's always bleak and you can't even get a tan by the beach is beyond me. Don't forget to get those Twilight body glitter while in Forks, because, you know, you just want to "sparkle."

I prefer the Gossip Girl tour myself, even though it's based more on the TV series than on the books. If you've read all the Gossip Girl books, you know that the TV series is a relatively tame version. In the novels, everyone smokes, boinks one another, drinks, and occasionally smoke pot. Nate, the character played by "man bangs" Chace Crawford, is perpetually stoned in the GG novels.

There's also the Angels and Demons tour if you're into art and history (and priests). Check it here. But what I would really love is the tour inspired by John Berendt's novel, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Who doesn't want to see the majestic ancestral houses in Savannah, Georgia?

Are there any tours based on books that we should know about?

8 comments:

rise said...

I'm in the middle of The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. My copy has a walking tour of Barcelona at the end of the book.

Peter S. said...

Oooohhh. That's a great book. I've always wanted to go to Spain. I love everything Spanish.

rise said...

Sí. I wanna go there, too.

Michael said...

Hi Peter, just wanted to let you know that I tagged you for the What's on your desktop Wednesday meme, hosted by Sassy Brit. My post is here.
Also, based on this post, you may be interested in what Jemima posted over at The Reading Journey.

I Heart Monster said...

LOL I was going to do that, but our plans to go to Washington got changed. I wasn't really going to take the tour, but I was going to stop by Forks.

Caryn Caldwell said...

That's annoying - my whole comment disappeared, even though I copied it before I submitted so that I could paste it in if something went wrong! The gist was that a) Forks is too cloudy/rainy for me and b) Savannah's gorgeous, and I even did a little of the Midnight... tour there when we visited relatives (they insisted).

Peter S. said...

Hello, I Heart Monster! If you do get to Forks, find out if it's really that bleak. I was thinking that it was just set up that way for the book.

Hello, Caryn! Yes, Savannah is gorgeous! I love it!

Michael said...

Sorry, that post for Jemima was the wrong one - the link for the "Little Women" house is here.