reflections of a bookaholic. Each Wednesday is an opportunity to explore a different aspect of literature and why I love it. Today's topic: Favorite Setting.
I am so happy for the topic today! I have just discovered a new favorite in this category. For the first time ever, I recently read a book set in Edmonton, Alberta. I live about 10 minutes from there and spend a lot of time in 'the city'. While I was reading this book , I discovered a couple of things: 1) a new author that I love and will read again! 2) that I love to read books that are set in places that are familiar to me.
I remember being quite young and reading 'Who Has Seen the Wind' by W O Mitchell. The story is set in Saskatchewan - where I grew up. It was amazing to me that the author knew the places I knew. When I read a book set in a place I know well (like this one) I feel like I am a part of the story; like I share a secret with the characters and author. I feel connected.
What setting are your favorite? Would you choose to pick up a book based solely on where it was set? Enquiring minds want to know. ;o)