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Episode 37: Movies That Call Us to Places

Gail Carriger and Piper J. Drake discuss movies that give a strong sense of place.

* new episode!

What do Gail and Piper think of when they bring up movies that give them a sense of place?

Gail thought of movies with an upbeat, positive ambiance because that’s what she loves.

Piper thought of places that she wanted to visit after watching particular movies.

Both Gail and Piper have lived in different parts of the US and for a time, in different parts of the world, and they have “heart homes” – places they can imagine themselves living in and not just visiting.

Movie Shout Outs! 

At the top of both Piper and Gail’s lists (without planning) is:

Under the Tuscan Sun for Tuscany region in Italy

Gail also recommended:

Crazy Rich Asians for Singapore

ด้ายแดงซีรีส์ (Until We Meet Again) Thai drama series for Thailand

* Gail has a password protected recommendation list of boy’s love dramas for those interested

Piper also recommended:

ผู้ชายให้เช่า (Boy for Rent) Thai drama series for Thailand

บุพเพสันนิวาส (Love Destiny) Thai drama series for historic Thailand

* recommend including the search terms “eng sub” for English subtitles

Heart Homes

For Gail, her heart homes are:

  • Como lake/Tuscany region, Italy
  • Singapore
  • Strasbourg, France

For Piper, her heart homes are:

  • Thailand, near Chonburi
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Tokyo, Japan

Special thanks to Kelly for editing this episode!

Thanks for listening. Travel smart. Pack the snacks! 

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Episode 35: Books That Call Us To Places

Gail Carriger and Piper J. Drake share books that give them a strong sense of place.

* new episode!

What do Gail and Piper think of as a book that gives them a sense of place?

Gail thought of books that make her want to travel somewhere and particularly thinks of the light of a place. 

Piper thought of not only books that made her want to travel to a place, but also books that created the perfect scene that pulled her into the book.

Gail and Piper discuss the writing craft aspect of how they think of books and a sense of place, what senses come into play, and how to research for setting. They also discuss ways to research a place when you can’t actually go there.

Book Shout Outs! 

Gail recommended:

Lord of Two Lands by Judith Tarr

The Dark is Rising series by Susan Cooper

*Gail particularly referenced The Grey King, the book in this series that was set in Wales.

My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell

Piper recommended:

Psy-Changeling series by Nalini Singh

*Piper struggled to remember the first short story that introduced her to this series. The title was “Stroke of Enticement” and was originally in The Magical Christmas Cat anthology.

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao

Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs

Gadgets!

Piper currently reads with a mini iPad because it’s closer to the size and weight of a paperback. 

Gail reads on a Kindle Oasis because it is e-Ink.

Special thanks to Kelly for editing this episode!

Thanks for listening. Travel smart. Pack the snacks! (or the books)

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