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Holy Cow by Sarah MacDonald | Book Review

Holy Cow by Sarah MacDonald | Book Review

This is probably one of the coolest looking book covers I have ever seen. A friend of mine has recently gone on a trip to India to study yoga and it inspired me to pick up a book to read a little more about this country. Sarah travelled to India in her twenties, decided she hated the country and never wanted to return. While waiting at the airport a fortune teller came up and told her that she would in…

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Sand in My Bra by Jennifer L. Leo | Book Review

Sand in My Bra by Jennifer L. Leo | Book Review

Sand in My Bra is a collection of short, humorous stories written by a host of women who have gone on various adventures. Journalists, bloggers, authors, and comedians all write about funny, sometimes mishap adventures they have had. There are 28 short stories and the women have travelled to a host of different countries on all continents, except Antarctica. They have encountered nuns, strange men, locals, bad situations and manage to turn them all into short tales to share.

All Strangers Are Kin by Zora O’Neill | Book Review

All Strangers Are Kin by Zora O’Neill | Book Review

When I saw this book I immediately grabbed it. All it took were the words “Adventures in Arabic in the Arab World” and I was hooked. This was the book I have been waiting for ever since I took that life changing, amazing trip to the heart of the Middle East three years ago. A woman, travelling through Egypt, Morocco, The Gulf States, and Lebanon on her own and learning about the differences in culture and dialect throughout the Middle…

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2017 Travel Reads | Wanderlust Inspiration

2017 Travel Reads | Wanderlust Inspiration

It has been a while since I have posted anything book related, and while I see this blog as primarily a place to promote adventure out in the world I also know that a big part of my inspiration to travel comes from the worlds in the books that I read. I often like to bring along a travel memoir type book when I am on an adventure of my own. It’s really exciting for me to read about a…

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Book Review: Wanderlost by Jen Malone

Book Review: Wanderlost by Jen Malone

With summer weather starting early here in Korea, I wanted to take a break from my heavy books and pick up some light, summer CLCSR  (cute, light, contemporary, summer read) books. I was immediately drawn to the title of this book, obviously, it is the perfect title for a summer adventure book. This is a young adult book set in Europe. The main character Aubree comes from the quiet, not subject to drastic changes Ohio and is quite content with…

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Book Review: The Lemon Tree by Sandy Tolan

Book Review: The Lemon Tree by Sandy Tolan

  On the cover, under the title The Lemon Tree, there is a little blurb that states “An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East”. I saw those words and knew that this was a book I had to read. The synopsis on the back explains that this is a novel depicting a separate and a shared history of two individuals.

Book Review: Love, Lucy by April Lindner

Book Review: Love, Lucy by April Lindner

  A summer book that takes place in the summer is just the kind of thing I love to read. I have also classified this as a cute, light, contemporary, summer read aka CLCSR and I think I finished it in three days. I was initially drawn in by the cover, because lets be honest it is cute and picturesque, however the blurb on the back also drew me in, I am a sucker for books with a travel aspect…

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Book Review: Graduates in Wonderland by Jessica Pan and Rachel Kapelke-Dale

Book Review: Graduates in Wonderland by Jessica Pan and Rachel Kapelke-Dale

Graduation marks a very pivotal moment in ones life. You have finally made it through four (or in my case five) years of post-secondary education and now you are either one of the lucky ones who have a perfect plan that is going to carry through or you are like the rest of us and have yet to make up your mind on exactly what you want to do with your degree.

Book Review: Honeymoon in Purdah by Alison Wearing

Book Review: Honeymoon in Purdah by Alison Wearing

This book changed the way I thought about the world and is part of the reason I choose to study International Relations and Middle Eastern Politics. Purdah, from what I have read and just googled, is the seclusion of women from public via concealing clothing and staying inside the home. I am sure this can be hard to imagine and I know as a Canadian teenager (I first read this in high school) I really did not understand why.