This summer's laid-back 'travels' have taken us on a road trip, introduced us to several interesting people and have taken us back to Greece, all we had to do was to read these three books:
|J. Smith, (C) 2011|
I laughed and I cried as I 'rode along' on this final journey. It is one of the best reads we’ve had in months. (Note: I said ‘we” which means that Joel also liked it and ‘love’ stories aren’t
During our stay in London last May, the travel section of the Sunday London Times ran an excerpt from a book that, lucky for us, hit the bookshelves while we were there:
Ox Travels Meetings of Remarkable Travel Writers, with an introduction by Michael Palin and edited by Mark Ellingham, Peter Florence and Barnaby Rogerson (Profile Books, 2011), is a fund-raiser for Oxfam. All the writers have donated their royalties from the book to that organization, which is a confederation of 15 organizations working to end poverty and social injustice.
The best travel writers in Britain and a bit further away were asked to write about a meeting they had had with someone somewhere. (No, in case you are wondering, they didn't ask me to contribute.) The only rules for those who did were that the story be true and the meeting real. The editors envisioned perhaps 20 writers agreeing to the project and a book of about 250 pages. The response was overwhelming with 36 writers contributing stories that filled 432 pages! And the price is only 9.99L or $15.95US.
|J. Smith photo, (C) 2010|
If you have been to Greece or dream of going to Greece this book will transport you there. Ten minutes into it, Joel announced he was ready to go back.
Of interest, to those of you in Washington State, David Mason, was raised in Bellingham, the small town near the Canadian border.
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I LOVE having all that extra time to read while traveling. Reading in a plane feels so luxurious to me...I can't feel guilty about not working because usually it's not like there's internet!ReplyDelete
I hear what you are saying, Kyle. While there is a lot to not like about flying; I do like the 'guilt free zone' that surrounds me in the airplane seat when I pull out my book.ReplyDelete
BTW, I took a look at your photos - they are stunning.