21 08, 2016

BOOK REVIEW: The Geography of Bliss

2017-12-11T06:30:21+00:00 August 21st, 2016|Categories: Travel-ish Book Reviews|0 Comments

The Geography of Bliss Review TITLE: The Geography of Bliss AUTHOR: Eric Weiner GENRE: Non-Fiction, Spirituality, Travel The Geography of Bliss Synopsis Weiner spent a decade as a foreign correspondent reporting from such discontented locales as Iraq, Afghanistan, and Indonesia. Unhappy people living in profoundly unstable states, he notes, inspire pathos and make for good copy, but not for [...]

19 08, 2016

BOOK REVIEW: 1,000 Places to See Before You Die

2017-12-11T06:35:06+00:00 August 19th, 2016|Categories: Travel-ish Book Reviews|0 Comments

1,000 Places to See Before You Die Review TITLE: 1,000 Places to See Before You Die AUTHOR: Patricia Schultz GENRE: Non-Fiction, Travel  1,000 Places to See Before You Die Synopsis Around the World, continent by continent, here is the best the world has to offer: 1,000 places guaranteed to give travelers the shivers. Sacred ruins, grand hotels, wildlife preserves, [...]

25 08, 2015

BOOK REVIEW:The Devil in the White City

2017-12-11T06:38:06+00:00 August 25th, 2015|Categories: Travel-ish Book Reviews|Tags: |0 Comments

The Devil in the White City Review TITLE: The Devil in the White City AUTHOR: Erik Larson GENRE: Historical Fiction The Devil in White City Synopsis Author Erik Larson imbues the incredible events surrounding the 1893 Chicago World's Fair with such drama that readers may find themselves checking the book's categorization to be sure that 'The Devil in the [...]

1 12, 2014

BOOK REVIEW: The Hedonism Handbook

2017-12-11T06:41:36+00:00 December 1st, 2014|Categories: Travel-ish Book Reviews|0 Comments

The Hedonism Handbook Review TITLE: The Hedonism Handbook AUTHOR: Michael Flocker GENRE: Spirituality The Hedonism Handbook Synopsis In the age of Oprah, Dr. Phil, and countless other self-help disciplinarians, indulging in any kind of pleasurable pastime is on the brink of extinction. But it's not too late to revive those lost pleasures that make life worth living. The Hedonism [...]

1 12, 2014

BOOK REVIEW: Mutant Message Down Under

2017-12-11T06:44:23+00:00 December 1st, 2014|Categories: Travel-ish Book Reviews|Tags: |0 Comments

Mutant Message Down Under Review TITLE: Mutant Message Down Under AUTHOR: Marlo Morgan GENRE: Spiritual Travel Mutant Message Down Under Synopsis Mutant Message Down Under is the fictional account of an American woman's spiritual odyssey through outback Australia. An underground bestseller in its original self-published edition, Marlo Morgan's powerful tale of challenge and endurance has a message for us all. [...]

17 08, 2014

BOOK REVIEW: The Shape of Mercy

2017-12-11T06:47:34+00:00 August 17th, 2014|Categories: Travel-ish Book Reviews|0 Comments

The Shape of Mercy Review TITLE: The Shape of Mercy AUTHOR: Susan Meissner GENRE: Historical Fiction The Shape of Mercy Synopsis Leaving a life of privilege to strike out on her own, Lauren Durough breaks with convention and her family’s expectations by choosing a state college over Stanford and earning her own income over accepting her ample monthly [...]

29 11, 2011

BOOK REVIEW: Lost on Planet China Review

2017-05-01T04:25:58+00:00 November 29th, 2011|Categories: Travel-ish Book Reviews|1 Comment

The Wandering Ex-Housewife's Lost on Planet China Review TITLE: Lost on Planet China AUTHOR: J. Maarten Troost GENRE: Travelogue BUY: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Abe Books Lost on Planet China Synopsis Maarten Troost has charmed legions of readers with his laugh-out-loud tales of wandering the remote islands of the South Pacific. When the travel bug hit again, he decided to go [...]

31 08, 2010

BOOK REVIEW:The Sex Lives of Cannibals

2017-05-01T04:23:06+00:00 August 31st, 2010|Categories: Travel-ish Book Reviews|Tags: |2 Comments

The Wandering Ex-Housewife's Sex Lives of Cannibals Review TITLE: The Sex Lives of Cannibals AUTHOR: J. Maarten Troost  GENRE: (Hysterical) Travelogue BUY: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Abe Books The Sex Lives of Cannibals Synopsis At the age of twenty-six, Maarten Troost—who had been pushing the snooze button on the alarm clock of life by racking up useless graduate degrees and [...]