Thursday, November 10, 2011

Travel Thursday - Reading travel..and memes

Today, I am reviewing one travel related book for my Travel Thursday post. Going forward, I plan to post reviews about travel books at least once a month on Thursdays.
Today's book is Lonely Planet's '5 of USA's best trips' - this was the free Kindle edition and I had it on my Kindle for the past few months and read it last week when I was planning trips for our upcoming holidays in November and December.
If you are looking for a travel book filled with photos, then this is not for you. But this book contains a lot of useful information. The book highlights five themed road trips covering different themes and different regions in the US.

The trips include the following:
1. Crooked Road: Heritage Music Trail (Virginia)
2. Peeps & Harvest Eats (Vermont)
3. A Moveable Feast (between Minneapolis and Milwaukee)
4. Alice Waters’ Culinary Tour (California)
5. Whistle-Stop Brewery Tour (Pacific Northwest)

The themes as you can see are mostly food based. The trips cover between 145 to 500 miles and need between 2 to 10 days to cover. The book also provides best times of the year to make these trips, itineraries, lots of useful tips, sights to see, places to eat at and more. I felt that this was the result of the author having personally taken these trips and talked to the locals to find some of the eateries and sights. This is the kind of information I would give a friend after taking a road trip.

If you want to take a road trip along these routes, then this book is definitely for you providing you the answers for whys/wheres/hows/whats and even whos sometimes along the way. 

Theme Thursdays: Theme Thursdays is a meme hosted at ReadingBetweenPages. It is a fun weekly event that anyone can join in. The rules are simple:
  • A theme will be posted each week (on Thursdays)
  • Select a conversation/snippet/sentence from the current book you are reading
  • Mention the author and the title of the book along with your post
  • It is important that the theme is conveyed in the sentence (you don’t necessarily need to have the word)
    Ex: If the theme is KISS; your sentence can have “They kissed so gently” or “Their lips touched each other” or “The smooch was so passionate”
This week's theme is Female Name.

From "Commune of Women" by Susan Still - I just started reading it and of course, the title being what it is, I was rewarded with Female Names in the first line!

"The noise as Erika steps out of the cab is deafening. She’s screaming at Amelia,"

Still, Suzan (2011-07-19). Commune of Women (p. 7). NBN_Mobi_Kindle. Kindle Edition.

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