Thursday, 25 July 2013

Your Favourite: Travel Books


Two months has sped by since the last themed book link up.  The last one was about Romances.  For a change of pace this time we are going to build a "library" of travel books – not just very good travel guides but books like A Year in Provence.  Most of us enjoy a bit of armchair travel and I'm really looking forward to working my way through the library of your favourite travel books.

Adding to the collection is easy.  Just put your name and the name of the travel book into the first Mr Linky box and paste the url for your post about the book into the second.

To help you choose which other links to check out, you can go to this Pinboard I have made up for the links.  I'll be pinning them as fast as real life allows me to.


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16 comments:

  1. Lots of Indian history in this area as well as artifacts to see.

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  2. Bella Tuscany gives flavor of living and traveling in Tuscany. Good recipes too!

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  3. cool! just added 3 books, on France. if you or some of your readers want to read link #7 for free (Taking Root in Provence - non-fiction), see here: http://francebooktours.com/2013/06/05/anne-marie-simons-on-upcoming-tour-taking-root-in-provence/
    Send me an email at francebooktours at gmail dot com, and we can schedule when you want to post your review on your blog.

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  4. "About a Girl" takes place in Hawaii

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  5. I entered my review of a Disney travel guide I read a while ago. :)

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  6. I love this theme for a link up because often I enjoy a book because of where its based and find it really interesting finding out about different countrys in a novel, its less serious than an actual travel book. Iv linked up Little Coffee Shop Of Kabul based in Afghanistan really interesting story about culture and the country.

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  7. Whoops, forgot to add my title - it was David Lebovitz's The Sweet Life in Paris. Some interesting links for me to follow here - thank you!

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  8. Hi Carole, thank you for your comment yesterday. I have entered my link but on my newest URL. Thanks for sharing and I'm going to read through some of them now! xx

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  9. I linked up 2 posts. The Promise of Provence---France, The Mountains Between---Wales.
    Thank you.

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  10. of I forgot, once of the best EVER, and so so gorgeous, hand-painted by the author: Le Road Trip - #28 in the list here

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  11. I linked up a handful -- memoirs that are strongly influenced by place, a novel that was atmospheric, and two collections of short stories that are almost like travel guides, they're so good at conveying place!

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  12. Great topic for a collection, thank you for hosting!

    "Terra Incognita" is not just one of my favourite travel reads but one of my favourite reads, although I'm almost certain I'll never get to experience the subject destination first hand!

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  13. Thanks for suggesting I add my link for A Year In Provence, Carole. What a great idea... so many great books here to read!

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  14. Hi, thanks for commenting on my blog and inviting me over here. This is a really cool idea! I won't have any trouble finding a good travel book to read now...

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  15. I just have to add more than one book here:

    Take me with you by Brad Newsham is a travel book with a twist.

    The Collector of Worlds by Ilija Trojanow is telling the story of a real life adventurer who travelled to parts of this world that are not very accessible to us even today.

    And I couldn't leave a recommendation for a travel book without mentioning on of my favourite authors, Bill Bryson. Notes from a Small Island is one of his best as he is telling the story of his host country that he loves as much as I do: Britain

    Marianne from Let's Read

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  16. My wife really loves armchair travel books. I recently bought her “One American Woman Fifty Italian Men” by Lynne Ashdown, http://lynneashdown.com/. She loved it so much she could hardly put it down. Thanks for the post and for some other book ideas.

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