Over the years, I’ve built a few vacations around visiting favorite literary sites. There was the Prince Edward Island Trip in 2002. Mankato in 2009 (which led to the genesis of this blog). Mansfield and Hannibal in 2010. Monterey in 2012 and 2013.
So, I’m very intrigued by the newish website, Placing Literature. It’s a crowd-sourced project, inviting readers to place books on a map. Right now, the map isn’t very full, and there aren’t a lot of likes on their facebook page yet (just over 150). But what a fun, fascinating idea. How great would it be to plot a road trip using this map? And the books to read along your road trip?
I’ve written more than once about how much the power of place can add to the reading experience. Looks like there are a few other folks that believe in the power of place. Best wishes to them, and here’s hoping the project (and the map!) begins to grow rapidly.