Yesterday A Traveler’s Library hit one of those landmark days, and I was not even here to celebrate. (I’m in New Orleans ensconced in my favorite hotel, Hotel Monteleone.)
Somehow, it seems appropriate, though, that I had a guest post on India here yesterday, because it is symbolic of the ways this blog has introduced me to people, places and books to read for travel. I might not have met Sue Dickman, yesterday’s guest poster, had it not been for the 30-day challenge started by Michelle Rafter.
I certainly would not have had much to say about India, since I have not been there myself. But by using guest experts, A Traveler’s Library roams beyond the destinations that I have traveled to personally. We have had guests posts on New England, Croatia, Mumbai, and now India again.
In the first 100 posts, we have traveled to an amazing 53 different places! I hope you’ll join me as we travel to more places and learn about more great books in the 2nd hundred posts.
TEN random selections from the First Hundred:
- Post Number One: 3 Civilizations, 4 Museums and the Morality of Collecting. A book with an important message.
- Post Number Three: 4 Thrillers to Inaugurate Your D. C. Tour Don’t wait for the next inauguration to go to Washington, D.C., read Baldacci.
- Post Number Nine: Secrets of the Alhambra. A favorite destination and a great book.
- Post Number Twenty: Most Romantic Destination. My contribution to Valentine’s Day.
- Post Number Twenty-Nine:Victor Hugo and Paris. My brother, who is always right, recommended The Hunchback of Notre Dame as a guidebook for Paris.
- Post Number Thirty: Crete and History. Another favorite, and I love the books because I found them in Crete.
- Post Number Forty: Nice Movie to See, But Do I Want To Go There? This post about the movie Slumdog Millionaire received the most viewers and the most comments.
- Post Number Forty-One: The Don’t Even Go There Book. I think this post got lost in the hoopla about Slumdog Millionaire, but The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao is one of the best I have read in years.
- Post Number Fifty: Listening a Book While You Travel This one struck a nerve with travelers who like audio books.
- Post Number Fifty-Eight: 5 Road Trip Books and The List I love road trips, and although I am wary of “best” lists, gave in this once because the 5 best American road trip books seem pretty obvious.
Onward toward that First Year celebration January 10, 2010!