Sunday, June 23, 2013

On The Road Again

Serena and I get a lot of crazy ideas and about 70% of the time, we follow through. One of the more recent ones was to research and find the fictional towns of a favorite book and a favorite tv show, both of which take place in Virginia.

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater was my top pick for YA fiction in 2012. It's an awesome story that takes place in Heniretta, VA, which happens to be right where the ley lines are. What are ley lines you may be wondering? Don't worry, I'll answer that later. *wink wink*

The show that prompted our quest is The Vampire Diaries, which is based on a book series, but it's the show that has me mesmerized. It takes place in Mystic Falls, VA, which is even shown in one scene on a map as being between Charlottesville and Richmond.

It was tough to just pick a spot on the map and go there because in my mind I kept thinking I was going to see Damon Salvatore or Gansey walking down the street. I had to remind myself that both of these towns are completely fictional, but I will say, it did feel a little creepy being in the middle of no where, standing in a cemetery wondering if we were on a ley line.