I’ve read a lot of books in my young life with many more to come. So, I thought I’d make a little summary of the experiences I had while reading.
When I was about 12 years old, I was really into fan fiction. There was this site called Wattpad where everyone could write a book and anyone could read it online. I really loved reading the Wattpad series After by Anna Todd which is now in all the book stores. This was one of the first stories that completely had me sucked in. The first story that made me feel like I was living another life. My love of reading began right there.
I started browsing my mom’s bookshelves for other breath taking love stories. I found myself reading some classics, falling in love with Mr. Darcy and Heathcliff of course. While reading Dickens’ novels I was walking in 18th century England. Other times I was partying at Gatsby’s in the roaring twenties. Or tanning on the French Riviera with mister Fitzgerald. I had a particular weakness for the English writers like Dickens, Austen and the Brontë sisters. (Who doesn’t?) Which is why I’ve decided some time ago that I would go on a literary trip. This summer I’m heading for London to see the Dickens museum and to find the statue of Oscar Wilde. I plan on getting a coffee in all the taverns where the writers used to drink. I’ll be traveling by train so I can also visit the Brontë house on my stop in York. I can even visit the cottage that was the inspiration for the house from Wüthering Heights.
For my guilty pleasure, I will also visit the castle where Downton Abbey was filmed and travel to Edinburgh. A walk in the Highlands will make me feel like I’m strolling on the set of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander. I can’t wait!
But in the meantime I’ll be all over the world with the books I’m planning to read next. Currently I’m in Paris where the society is completely changing thanks to Michel Houellebecq. Not an English classic, but a French legend and so good! I totally recommend it. I don’t know just where to I’m headed next but I’m sure it will be great.