books about: travels
The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles, Book 1)
Hyperion Book CH
This was a great adventure story. It reminded me a bit of the 39 Clues series in that there are two main characters who are brother and sister. In this case, Carter is two years older than his sister Sadie. A unique feature is that while both children have an African-American father and a white mother, the children don't look like brother and sister. Carter takes after their father and Sadie ...
An Echo in the Bone: A Novel
Delacorte Press, 2009
My opinion concerning An Echo In The Bone
I have been reading the book breathlessly !! I wish it had come out earlier.
Darkfever: The Fever Series
Delacorte Press, 2006
Great beginning to a fabby series...
It's nearly impossible to describe this book without making is sound as though it resembles every other Urban Fantasy pick out there. It doesn't. There is something engaging about this story that I can't quite put my finger on. It throbs with menace and mystery and is fraught with fae lore; yet, it retains a sense of reality that I have never before encountered in previous Urban Fantasy ...
Life on the Mississippi
Public Domain Books, 2004
The Book I Would Choose On A Deserted Island.
I found this to likely be the most interesting book I have ever read. The attention to detail and description place you within the story. This book is actually, I believe, an autobiography of Mark Twain's (Samuel Clemmons) life as a young man piloting steamboats up and down the Mississippi River. Whether the man, Mark Twain, interests you or not, Life on the Mississippi, is an eye opening ...
Public Domain Books, 1997
Not what I remembered.
All I remembered about Gulliver's Travels was the Golden Book or other children's versions of the story that I read when I was still a wee young thing. The real story is much more thought provoking, and the style is quite interesting. Swift writes about his travels to various countries where he encounters people and customs far different from what he is used to. Nevertheless, he writes from an ...
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
Reason to run
I've been an on again off again runner, but this book has convinced me to man up and just run. I'm now planning on tackling a marathon, and have my eye towards ultramarathons in the future. Mcdougall does a great job in weaving in a lot of research about distance running in his own narrative of running with an elite tribe of runners in the Mexican wilderness. Great read, and if this can't ...
Public Domain Books, 1994
Wonderful, compelling book
I took up this book because it was on a booklist of the 100 best books written, and I have to agree. It took awhile to get into it because there's a great deal of expository writing at the beginning, but stick with it and you'll be introduced to some fascinating characters in the town of Middlemarch. Dorothea Brooke is a young woman about to take a much older husband, determined to find ...
Into the Wild
Excellent service and great shape.
The movie was excellent and made me want to read the book to find out more details on Chris Macandless's journey and some of his entries in his journal. I am loveing the book because the author presents information about Chris and others who are inspired to minimalize thier existance and live more naturally without labeling or creating a martar of the person. Love all the facts and insight from ...
This book changed my life
I mean it. Changed my life. I've always loved reading, since I was a little girl, but this book made me look at books in a whole new way. And not just this book alone -- the whole Outlander series. Yes, some books within the series are better than others, but overall it is an amazing tour-de-force that Ms. Gabaldon has given us. She is truly a gifted storyteller. And can I just say, an ...
Eat, Pray, Love
Enjoyable tale about courage and heart
I'm surprised to see how low this book was rated and all I could glean from the negative reviews is an unbridled jealousy from the people who read this woman's life story, disguised with words like "conceited" and "self-absorbed" and "egotistical," etc. Why? Because the author had the audacity to win a $200,000 contract to go to Italy, India, and Bali? Admittedly, the author's luck does unnerve ...
Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals
Public Domain Books, 2004
Read this book more than once
This short compendium is noteworthy in its pith. Kant can say an awful lot in a short book. To get the full value of this read, be sure to take plenty of notes and re read it in a few months when you have mulled the book over, perhaps talking to friends about it. There is one essential concept here and of course that is morals. How do we come by them and how do we distinguish them. In ...
Blind Descent: The Quest to Discover the Deepest Place on Earth
Random House, 2010
Guano and spiders and deep water: OH my!!
This is about two of the world's best cavers: American Bill Stone and Ukrainian Alexander Klimchouk... these two men are looking for the same thing: the world's longest deepest cave. This is a good book, well researched and has action and adventure galore... you can almost feel the water, the noise from the waterfalls and the darkness all around you. These men and women explorers, experiance ...
Gripping and unforgettable
This book really blew me away. It is the only Cormac McCarthy book I have read so far. I'm not really even sure what made me pick it up, given the fact that I found the movie "No Counrty for old Men" to be somewhere between uninteresting at best and unwatchable at worst. I'm sure now after reading one of the autor's books that it probably just didn't translate well into a movie. I have the ...
Drums of Autumn
This book came a lot faster than I expected it to, was in excellent condition.
I havent' enjoyed a novel this much in a long time. The series "Outlander" is an incredible journey into the history of the Scottish Highlands and it's culture. And the best storytelling ever!
A Short History of Nearly Everything
Used book - History of nearly everything
The book arrived promptly from the supplier. It was a used soft cover version of the novel and was described as "very good condition". I am very pleased with the item. It appears as though it was left on a book shelf for several years. The binding was not even creased and there were no marks on the pages. The book itself is terrific. Bryson weaves science history into an entertaining story ...
Public Domain Books, 1997
Not his best work, but a very good read!
This is a good introduction to Dickens for those who haven't yet read any. The plot is interesting, the characters memorable, and the twists and turns are less convoluted than of some of his other works, such as Tale of Two Cities or Great Expectations. Nicholas is a bit too good to be true, but he does have a quick temper that gets the best of him at times. Descriptions of a Yorkshire ...
Dragonfly in Amber
Historical Fiction at it's best
Dragonfly in Amber and it's predecessor, Outlander, succeed because Diana Gabaldon really does her research in regards to the historical accuracy. She lists all of her sources in the book and thanks various historians for advising her. You believe you are in the time period because she is very much aware of what is going on in France at the time. The romance aspect is timeless and the characters ...
A Breath of Snow and Ashes
Delacorte Press, 2005
A Breath of Snow and Ashes
This is the further adventures of Jamie and Claire and their families. Diana Gabaldon's attention to the details of life in Colonial America is amazing. The story unfolds just like watching a movie.
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
A Thrilling Adventure
David Grann remarks that one of the common strains in his writing is obsession. In The Lost City of Z Grann gives us a biographical and anthropological history of Colonel Perry Fawcett's expeditions, said to be the inspiration for Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World. The world of Fawcett is delightfully recounted through the views of some of his contemporaries such as biologist James Murrary. ...
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