Memo to: Readers of A Travelers’ Library
From: A Traveling Reader
This morning was the wrap-up on Twitter by all the people who participated in the blogging marathon. Now I’m off on another sort of marathon–checking in to Likaholix most every day. If you have not seen it, take a look. It would be a great place for you to share your favorite travel books.
I’ve updated my TBR page to indicate travel books finished, travel books started, and a new book on the to-be-read pile that I’m very excited about. (Hint: Paris and food)
Recommendations are flowing in for books to read about Mexico, so maybe we’ll need to go back there soon.
C. M. Mayo writes to take exception to my laughing at “dolphins porpoising”. She says, “Dolphins do porpoise. Can be used as a verb.” Don’t want to belabor the point, because I love the way that Madame Mayo (as she is known at her blog) uses the language, and the ingenuity of her verbs and metaphors. And she has been most gracious about accepting what I wrote otherwise. And she is, after all, the one who teaches writing.
This week we are going to visit some travel classics. I will be showing what a babe in the woods I am by reviewing must-read travel books that I never read before. So here come Bill Bryson, V.S. Naipaul, Eric Newby, Paul Fussel, and Bruce Chatwin (the ONE out of these that I had already read.)
Next weekend I will disappear for a few days as the Traveler’s Library morphs into a new form. Stay tuned.