Category Archives: Travel

Ireland Unhinged by David Monagan

Title: Ireland Unhinged: Encounters with  a Wildly Changing Country Author: David Monagan Published: 2010 Pages: 281 Rating: ***1/2    In 2000, David and his family- his wife, Jamie, and three children, Laura, Harris, and Owen- are living in rural Connecticut. … Continue reading

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The Girl From Foreign by Sadia Shepard

Title: The Girl From Foreign: A Search for Shipwrecked Ancestors, Forgotten Histories, and a Sense of Home Author: Sadia Shepard Published: 2008 Genre: Nonfiction: Memoir; Travel Pages: 364 Rating: *** Sadia Shepard grew up in a joyful, chaotic home just … Continue reading

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Don’t Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle by Daniel L. Everett

Title: Don’t Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle Author: Daniel L. Everett Published: 2008 Genre: Non-fiction: Memoir; Travel; Science Pages: 282 Rating: **** A riveting account of the astonishing experiences and discoveries made by linguist Daniel Everett while he lived … Continue reading

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No Touch Monkey: And Other Travel Lessons Learned Too Late

Title: No Touch Monkey!: And Other Travel Lessons Learned Too Late Author: Ayun Halliday Published: 2003 Genre: Non-fiction: Travel; Memoir Pages: 272 Rating: ** 1/2 Ayun Halliday may not make for the most sensible travel companion, but she is certainly one of the zaniest, with a … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson

Title: A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail Author: Bill Bryson Published: 1997 Genre: Non-fiction: Memoir; Travel Nature Pages: 276 Rating: **1/2 God only knows what possessed Bill Bryson, a reluctant adventurer if ever there was … Continue reading

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All Roads Lead to Austen: A Yearlong Journey with Jane by Amy Elizabeth Smith

Title: All Roads Lead to Austen: A Yearlong Journey with Jane Author: Amy Elizabeth Smith Published: 2012 Genre: Non-fiction- Travel Pages: 384 Rating: *** With a suitcase full of Jane Austen novels en espanol, Amy Elizabeth Smith set off on … Continue reading

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? and a call for recommendations

     It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted at Book Journey. The purpose of the meme is to share what you are, or will be, reading this week.  This week I am reading: A Short History of … Continue reading

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