Read To Travel

10 Books I Read Last Year That You Should Pick Up This Week

Lately, it feels like I have been giving out more book recommendations than ever (and friends are actually taking them and buying the books, which I love!!).  Today, I went through all the books I read in 2017 to compile this for you, a list of my top 10!  Since I read anything and everything, this […]

The Unread Shelf Project of 2018

  I am the guiltiest person when it comes to buying an endless array of books only to leave a majority of them unread.  This is for two reasons.  First, I sincerely dislike “searching for my next read.”  I want to have a massive choice every time I finish a book.  Second, I love buying […]

A Few Of My Favorite Things

These are a few lovely bits lately that have held onto a space in my mind, memory, or mouth. School Girl: Chapters 1 & 2 by Caroline Calloway Okay, if you haven’t met Caroline’s Instagram account yet, you need to.  I’ll wait while you do it right now.  Done? Right, so she’s been writing a […]

This Woman Read a Book From Every Country of the World in One Year

Ann Morgan always believed herself to be a well-rounded, well-informed, well-read person… until she realized that a majority of the books on her shelves were written by American and British authors.  Without a doubt, there are some phenomenal works of literature from these areas of the world.  Some would argue that many of the world’s […]

November Reading List

It’s been a while since I have done one of these and I think it’s time to share what’s on my bedside table with you.  In all honesty, my nightstand is an absolute chaotic, poetic, mess.  But that’s okay.  There are nearly too many books, loose jewelry, and a pile of notebooks because, well, I […]

Stranger in a Stranger Land: My Six Years in Korea BOOK REVIEW

The Author After finishing law school, Brian M. Williams moved to South Korea to join the expatriate community of English school teachers.  Shortly before his arrival, he was offered a new job in publishing making English textbooks for schools.  During his six years in the country, he learned a lot about expat life, the Korean […]

Powell’s City of Books in Portland, Oregon

If you identify as book lover, bookshelf porn junkie, independent bookstore seeker, or overall nerd in love with the written word, you have probably spent your fair share of time exploring the stacks of little shops.  I visited Powell’s on a recommendation from a traveling friend who recognized my obsession with reading and knew I […]

Three Books in Travel Literature To Pick Up This Month

No Vulgar Hotel: The Desire and Pursuit of Venice by Judith Martin I came to own this book from a used book sale on the town green in Glastonbury, Connecticut.  Having visited Venice before, I was eager to read a travel memoir about the city.  It is everything that will wet your appetite for travel […]

No Baggage: A Minimalist Tale of Love and Wandering

About the Book Clara Bensen is currently a 20-something writer living in Austin, Texas.  In 2013 she meets Jeff on OKCupid.  Jeff is wild, unique, and determined never to be tied down again.  After knowing each other for only a few weeks, Clara agrees to accompany Jeff on one of his exciting experiments: a three […]

Where I Read Lord Of The Rings (The Fellowship)

There are dozens of my books on my shelves that I am dying to read, yet also waiting for the perfect time to read them.  Something about reading a specific book at a certain time in my life feels special.  Often these connections, this recognition of the opportune timing, make no sense.  I just know […]

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