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Book club

We are choosing travel books to read together.
3 years ago, May 15th 2012 No: 81 Msg: #156206  
I would also like to know him, you want to read this book Reply to this

3 years ago, May 18th 2012 No: 82 Msg: #156348  
Very good, reading is also a pleasure, you can increase their knowledge, but also the influence of taste Reply to this

3 years ago, July 3rd 2012 No: 83 Msg: #158287  
Ok, time for a book review.

I finished reading From the Holy Mountain last night. I started it in April and put it down because I was in school. I finally completed school and had to start all over again because in my opinion this is one of those books you need to read in a fairly short period of time. There is a lot going on within the boundaries of this cover.

I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to others.

With that said, it was a difficult read for me. In part due to my lack of formal religious training and this book contained a lot of unfamiliar history for me. That is what I liked about it because I learned a lot but that was what made it a difficult read for me. Fortunately, I am married to someone who was raised Catholic and he was able to answer a lot of my questions and clear up the confusion I was experiencing from time to time.

The author's passion and dedication to the journey he was on was admirable. His quest was undying and truly impressive. As I read this book I wonder if I am curious enough or dedicated enough to any issue to go through what he went through to follow the path, to interview survivors and follow in the footsteps of those who had gone before.

On the book cover it talks about a courageous account of a journey--- indeed I would agree.

The Monks within this book choose to live a life of deprivation.

In summary, I'm always surprised by how viciously people can treat others over land and religion. I'm not sure why some feel everyone must believe what they believe. It is a puzzle.

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3 years ago, July 3rd 2012 No: 84 Msg: #158290  
Hello All--

In the need of a little lighter reading....I am beginning two books.

Honeymoon with my Brother by Franz Wisner..... jilted he went on a vacation with his brother and ended up traveling to 53 countries, over two years and a world of discovery.

The 2nd one is John McCabe's Out of Office Male: Exploring beyond the confines of the rat race. I just bought it for my kindle.

If anyone wants to join me in reading these......let me know.

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3 years ago, July 8th 2012 No: 85 Msg: #158567  
Hello everyone,

I just finished reading Honeymoon with My Brother by Franz Wisner. I believe this to be the kind of book that many travel bloggers might enjoy.

You will find written in these pages some of the very same ah ha moments that you have had on the road. It is a bit slow in the very beginning but you will be rewarded if you continue reading. A good story and helps you to reminisce about your past, current and future time on the road.

It is not just about travel but about relationships and the maturity one gains and the changes in vision that one gains from experiencing people and cultures, unfamiliar.
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3 years ago, July 9th 2012 No: 86 Msg: #158579  
I've just finished a book called "Playing for Pizza", a short novel by John Grisham. Although a work of fiction, the book plays out almost like a travel blog. It is a delightful story of an NFL quarter-back who moves to Italy to play for the Parma Panthers. From their, the book reads more like everyones favourite, A Year in Provence, (Peter Mayle), and has all the ingredients of a travel companion delight. Reply to this

3 years ago, July 9th 2012 No: 87 Msg: #158593  

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Sounds great. I will add it to the kindle for our trip.
Thanks for the recommendation. Reply to this

3 years ago, July 16th 2012 No: 88 Msg: #158854  
Bryson's famous book have? Reply to this

3 years ago, July 16th 2012 No: 89 Msg: #158861  

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Yes, I have read a couple of Bryson's book. I find that most people love his writing or hate it. They get his humor or don't. Some of his books are funnier than others.
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3 years ago, July 28th 2012 No: 90 Msg: #159285  
Hello all you book worms....you've been a bit quiet recently.

I just finished reading John McCabe's book, Out of Office Male: Exploring beyond the confines of the rat race.

A good book and I recommend you read it. It is also available for kindle.

John is a travel blogger that was on the road on and off, mostly on, for 4 years. If you want a glimpse of his book read a couple of his blogs.
With that said, I would recommend reading the book as he has done a very nice job of pulling everything together.

It is a book that a "would be traveler" should read. It will give you a true idea of what you are facing on the road. For those of us who have had an extended trip it is an old friend that holds your interest. You can't help but smile in agreement with many of his statements, conclusions and experiences. I know it is a good book because two days later some of the book content is still rattling around in my head .....much of the book resonated with me and ..... it has stimulated some thought about new things I need to ponder.

I hope you will pick it up and post your impressions here.

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3 years ago, August 9th 2012 No: 91 Msg: #159709  
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thanks for4 this book i am just reading now here . Reply to this

3 years ago, October 2nd 2012 No: 92 Msg: #161664  
Just found this threaad.. great to see so many bookworms amongst the travellers.
My suggestion for reading is 'Spark your dream' by Herman Zapp. They are using a 1928 Graham-Paige car to travel the world and have travelled through ARGENTINA, SOUTH AFRICA, USA and CANADA, and EUROPE.
It sounds like they have an amazing story to tell and I am really looking forward to reading it - anyone else? I am also going to search for other books suggested on this thread and try to catch up on my reading!

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3 years ago, November 15th 2012 No: 93 Msg: #163146  
On the Road by Jack Kerouac

try this ! Reply to this

3 years ago, December 21st 2012 No: 94 Msg: #164539  

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I just attempted to read On the Road and didn't really enjoy it. I didn't finish it. I may give it another try later.

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34 months ago, March 30th 2013 No: 95 Msg: #168191  
Ok, all you book readers. We have not done any reading as a group in a long time.

I'd like to suggest that next week we start reading The Red Quest by Jason Smart.

Jason is a fellow travel blogger.
His book is available on kindle.

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34 months ago, March 30th 2013 No: 96 Msg: #168194  
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Me! Looks like a great read. Reply to this

34 months ago, March 31st 2013 No: 97 Msg: #168213  

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Great Rachael! Glad to have you read along. Reply to this

33 months ago, May 3rd 2013 No: 98 Msg: #170084  
I finished reading The Red Quest a couple of weeks ago but forgot to come back here to share my views of this book.

I enjoyed it.
The book provided a couple of chuckles because Jason had crafted a secret travel quest that he kept from his wife for a long time. The book wove a bit of history in with his travels. Jason takes frequent short trips and accomplished his mission in a fairly short period of time.

His book has provided enough information that my travel bucket list has grown a bit.

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26 months ago, December 5th 2013 No: 99 Msg: #177666  
Black Lamb and Grey Falcon by Rebecca West is a best book to get information about Travel. Reply to this

22 months ago, April 17th 2014 No: 100 Msg: #180775  
We are back from our trip and I'm trying to get caught up on my reading. In the April 2014 issue of National Geographic traveler it has a good article called Around the World in 80 books.

http://www.longitudebooks.com/blog/index.php/2014/02/whats-new/around-the-world-in-80-travel-books/ Reply to this

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