The Literary Blog Hop is hosted by The Blue Bookcase. This week's prompt:
What setting (time or place) from a book or story would you most like to visit?
Call me crazy, but I would love to visit World War II-era Europe. I have read so many books set in this place and time - both fiction and non-fiction - and while the destruction in terms of both property and human lives was devastataing there are still so many other stories of resilience and of resistance. Some of my favorites set in this time:
- And the Show Went On: Cultural Life in Nazi-Occupied Paris, by Alan Riding
- Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
- The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
- Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally
Also, when I read A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry I was captivated by the sights and smells of India. I'm not sure if I'm strong enough to handle the reality of India, but that is another place that books have attracted me to.