So one of my biggest reasons to name my blog Take Me Away was because I have never been many places other than where I've physically lived. To compensate I read many different books so I could visit them in the "literary sense." And now that I've read so many of them, I'm here to talk about my favorite ones. The best part about this... It can range from any genre! As long as I can envision it (or look it up on Google lol) I can see myself "visiting" there!
I haven't done one of these in a LONG TIME, but I don't remember another setting touching me and making me WISH I was there quite like this one. I wish I could transport myself to Cornado Cove and stay there. Being from Galveston, Texas, I know a little bit about what it''s like to live next to a beach, and this book made me miss everything about being home.
If you don't want spoilers on the setting, stop here!
I loved the Yield to Surfers sign. I thought it was an adorable idea and I found it hilarious. It gives a definite sense of the respect that surfers have in that town. Also, I think it's pretty cool that people actually took it as law lol
I also loved seeing the boardwalk and the surf shop. I imagined that it looked sort of like this, but with lots more people. Murdoch's is in Galveston where I'm from!
Then there's the actual Pleasure Pier. This looks more like the Boardwalk they had. With the games and the churros (we have funnel cakes, but both are a WIN.)
And then of course, there's the food trucks on the beach. I definitely had this in mind. The umbrellas for shade and the food trucks on the side. But in my head I saw the sun being more shiny and the beach being a little closer.
So there you have it! A few pieces of my favorite parts of the setting!
What were your favorite parts of the setting in Alex, Approximately?
Any of the things I mentioned here?
Thank you Bennett for taking me to "California" even though I've technically never been! It was really interesting to see what it might look like through the eyes of your characters!
See the other states I've visited here:
Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming
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