Library Loot: April 8-14, 2009
Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by myself and Alessandra that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries!
ETA: Here are the books I got from browsing in the travel section! I have an obscene amount of holds that will probably be available soon (next year’s Library Loot is going to be hilarious!), so I tried to limit myself to five (and ended up with seven). But then I realised that I could read travel essay collections and they’d count towards the My Reading Dangerously challenge! Woo-hoo! hehe (Not that challenges ever stop me if I want to go on a random reading kick, like my Black History and Women’s History projects. I have a feeling I’ll be in a travel book phase for quite awhile!) Oh-and sorry some of the cover pictures are so tiny. For some reason, they didn’t have bigger ones online.
The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton (I loved his Consolations of Philosophy), A Sense of Place ed. by Michael Shapiro (one of the essay collections), Sand in My Bra and Other Misadventures ed. by Jennifer Leo (an all-women essay collection; thanks to Women’s History month, I’m on a big women authors-first kick)
Shooting the Boh: a Woman’s Voyage Down the Wildest River in Borneo by Tracy Johnston (remember what I said about looking for women writers?) Go Your Own Way ed. by Faith Conlon, Ingrid Emerick, and Christina Henry de Tessan (another collection of women travel essays-this one all about solo adventures), Green Dreams: Travels in Central America by Steve Benz (since I really want to go to Central American once I have a job…because as my father kindly pointed out, travel requires money :p)
Vagabonding: an Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term Travel by Rolf Potts (doesn’t that sound cool?)