How are you all? I wanna apologize for not visiting your sites lately, I’m having problems with my internet. I’m in a mountain. And because of that Nori and I had to skip our 24-Hour Readathon last weekend. Again, my apologies. I’ve got messages from former participants about the schedule and it pained me to say there wouldn’t be one this month. I’ll make it up to you all next month.
Anyway, this meme is hosted by Shanah from Bionic Book Worm and this week’s topic is “Bookish Maps”. I love maps in books so much, I think everyone does. I hope I’m allowed to list ten but well, here are my Top 5 favorites.
*TOP 5 BOOKISH MAPS*
1.) The Marauder’s Map (Harry Potter) by J.K. Rowling
One of the most famous map in Literature: The Marauder’s Map.
2.) Middle Earth (LOTR) by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Middle Earth. I think out of all the maps of fictional worlds ever written in fantasy Literature, Tolkien’s Middle Earth is the most intricate, making it the most realistic out of them all. Also every part of it is accompanied by rich history. Such magnificent world. One map to rule them all, hehe.
3.) Isla Sorna from Jurassic Park (Lost World) by Michael Crichton
I know most of you are more familiar with Isla Nublar when you hear Jurassic Park, but I find the map of Isla Sorna more beautiful. 🙂 To those who have no idea about this islands, but knows Jurassic Park, let me enlighten you. Isla Nublar is where the park located and tourists are allowed there. While Isla Sorna (this map) is where the dinosaurs are cloned and raised before being moved to Nublar. I guess I read before it’s called the ‘secret breeding ground’ also serves as Research station of InGEn (the maker of the dinos). Isla Sorna was revealed in Lost World, the sequel to Jurassic Park.
4.) GrishaVerse (Ravka) by Leigh Bardugo
I can’t help it guys. I need to include this map. hehe.
5.) Narnia by C.S. Lewis
I’m not gonna say this one is my favorite, but I guess i can say that Narnia is the first ever fictional world that intrigued me. I was quite young when I read ‘The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe’. Imagine my curiosity about a world that I can find inside a wardrobe. hehe… Also I want to meet Aslan and the White Queen.
There you have it guys. What do you think of these maps? Do you want to visit these places too? Well, I think except Isla Sorna. Too dangerous. hehe.
I just remembered, the map of ‘Kingdom of Orleans’ in The Belles was beautiful too. It’s pink. I only read it on my kindle and the map was not pink but I’ve seen other editions with pink maps. (Thank you bookstagram) It’s so beautiful. Even though I didn’t enjoy the book, I think I’d buy a hard copy just for the map.
Okay, let’s chat. And you guys can leave your links below if you want. I’m always late visiting others’ posts but I always try to read as much as I can. 🙂