Maroc: Living in Days of Blood and Starlight

Maroc: Living in Days of Blood and Starlight

I will unabashedly admit that my entire Moroccan experience last June was most definitely inspired by Laini Taylor. Largely, by her Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy. Much like Prague had been (which I talked about extensively some years ago!). Once I read about Arabian sunsets and camel-rides in deserts, once I got a taste of what [...]

Literature and London Part 3: Odds and Ends and a Bit of Shakespeare

Literature and London Part 3: Odds and Ends and a Bit of Shakespeare

Alright, again, a lot of my LaL pictures don't take place in London. But bear with me, because I do like the alliteration in the blog title! All the same, I hadn't planned a vacation around books for the most part, but I can't help being transported to locations in fiction when I visited England. [...]

Literature and London Part 2: Hogwarts and Harry Potter

Literature and London Part 2: Hogwarts and Harry Potter

Technically, most of the Harry Potter stories don't really figure into London, and even the Warner Bros. Studio (which houses many of the original scenes and prop decorations) lot isn't located in London. But I suppose it wouldn't be a "Literature and London" series if I called it something different every time, heh. And I [...]