Showing posts with label book travels. Show all posts
Showing posts with label book travels. Show all posts

Friday, June 21, 2013

TWRV: Books That Take Me Away

Today is your third-and-final guest installment for  The Well-Read Vacay 2013 .  Please join me in welcoming  Jennifer from The Relentless Reader!   I heart Jen's blog because she and I have SUPER similar taste in books.  Plus, she introduced me to the awesome idea of Google-mapping all of the books I read throughout the year (check out her map below!).  A great way to mind-travel from the comfort of your living room.  Speaking of which, read on to check out her latest book travels!


Reading   makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere.   ~Jean Rhys

One of the great things about being is reader is being able to travel the world without leaving the comfort of my own home. I can visit every corner of the globe without breaking my budget. I can satisfy my curiosity while staying true to my introverted roots.

I've been to Africa while wearing my fuzzy slippers. I've walked the streets of New York in my smiley-face pajama pants. I've been to Japan and India while cuddled up in bed. I spent a long weekend enjoying the sun in Chile while my hometown was being pummeled with 15” of snow.

Here are a few books that have recently swept me off to distant lands:
... Moloka’i by Alan Brennert led me to Hawaii...

...and Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter set me in a seaside town in Italy.

This year I also decided to keep track of all of the places I visit through literature.

So, where have books taken you?

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