the.book.chat. ~ Outdoor Settings

Happy Thursday/book.chat. day!  I'm linking up with Jessica from Sweet Green Tangerine and Deborah from In Whirl of Inspiration for today's post.
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We're talking about Outdoor Settings for books.  I had to really think about this topic and what I came up with was Small Towns
I'm a HUGE Nicholas Sparks fan (as most of you know by now) and all of his books take place in a small town in North Carolina.  It's usually a town where everyone knows everyone.  There's one of every profession (town doctor, town lawyer, town something!).  I grew up in a small-ish town.  It wasn't a big city or anything.  I always thought that I would want to live in a big busy city one day, but I really like suburbia!  I work in the city and live in a suburb and I like it that way.  The thing about Nicholas Sparks stories, is that he makes small towns seem so romantic.  Of course, there's always that one a**hole in the town that causes trouble for everyone.  I especially love the small towns that are on the water.  When you've got water, you've got fishing (I don't fish...I wouldn't fish even if I lived in a fishing town) and you've got the beach (I don't do the beach either). I just really like the idea of it all.  When I go home to visit my small town, not on the water, I appreciate it more.  Granted, I do like being close to a city so my mom has a place to go shopping when she comes to visit :)

What about you?  Do you tend to pick books that take place in a small town or a big city?  Are you a great outdoors reader with adventure or do you have love stories?  Let me know what you think in the comments below!

Thanks for stopping by.  The weekend is almost here!  See you tomorrow!