Tag: travel

Our Travels in South America

Last month my husband and I traveled to Chile, Argentina, and Brazil.  Instead of writing book reviews, which I’m not really feeling at the moment, I thought I’d share our trip instead (this also gives me an opportunity to weed through our many photos)….

Our bookish travels through Spain and the UK

On our trip to London and Spain we saw a lot of cool things, especially in the areas of art, architecture, history, and wine.  But here’s the bookish side of our travels: Miguel de Cervantes, author of Don Quixote, is clearly Spain’s favorite literary…

Our trip to Hawaii: what I did on my summer vacation

Wanted to share a bit about our vacation in Hawaii.  I feel a little guilty posting this, since you didn’t get to go.  But Hawaii is one of the most beautiful and interesting places on earth. If you think Hawaii is just about beaches and…

Us by David Nicholls

Just as with One Day, Nicholls surprised me. This book was so much more than I expected, even though Nicholls tells you in the first couple of pages exactly what it’s about. Us is the story of Douglas, in his fifties, whose wife wakes…

Back from Quebec: My Summer Vacation

For some reason I always get “bloggers’ block” when I get home from a vacation. Why is that? I have no idea. I’m great about setting up posts while I’m away, and then I figure I’ll just pick back up once I get home….

Astray by Emma Donoghue

I had a hard time getting into this book at first, but once I did I absolutely loved it. Astray is a collection of short stories that are all based in historical fact. Donoghue says in the afterword that she collects interesting facts and…

Counting down to vacation — what books should I bring?

It’s Monday, and here’s what I’m thinking about – VACATION!  Our months-of-planning trip to Italy happens this Thursday.  Mentally, everything else is taking a back seat.  Our weekend was filled with must-dos, from confirming with the cat-sitter to making last minute itinerary changes. My…

Notes from Eastern Europe

Greetings from Budapest! It’s hard to believe our two week vacation will be drawing to a close in a few days. It’s been an exhausting and enriching experience. We’ve explored three major European cities in the last nine days, each with its own language,…

What Do You Read When You’re Traveling?

Woo hoo!  In three days I’ll be on vacation! The husband and I are taking a LONG awaited and much-needed two week trip to Eastern Europe.  We’re seeing Prague, Krakow, Budapest and Slovenia.  I hope to soak up a lot of history and culture…

Traveling Bookstore Review: Wisconsin

This weekend I was in the great state of Wisconsin and I wanted to highlight two of the bookstores I visited. One of my favorite used bookstores is in the Milwaukee International Airport, called Renaissance Books.  I LOVE the idea of a used bookstore…

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