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Travel memoirs to read

So the only view you have right now is the one outside your bedroom window. It’s easy to feel cramped, your longing for travel stifled by your equally strong urge to protect public health. There is a way to travel while you’re stuck indoors though. All you need is the right book. These travel memoirs, part personal journey, part travelogue to new and uncharted territories, will lead your imagination on wild adventures to places far beyond the confines of your couch. Dog sled across the arctic...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Books, Greece, Indonesia, California, France, China, Germany, India, US, Netflix, Vienna, United States, Ireland, Chile


Random Excellence: Giants?

Might call this "random interest" rather than excellence, but it's curious. You might want to look at the picture carefully before reading on. We were talking about the novel Giants in the Earth the other day, and I ran across the old snapshot above on a site called Ipernity. The original poster, Alan Mays, was given it as a Christmas present. A few different elements conspire to create a visual illusion. The small size of the tractor and the boy driving it, the looming hill in the background, ...
Tags: Books, Photography, Earth, Giants, Leonard Cohen, Michael Johnston, Wayne, Cohen, Michael C Johnston, Solomon, KJV, Efren Reyes, Random Excellence, Lawrence Durrell, Durrell, Alan Mays


The Pinup Book Club: reading Marilyn Monroe’s personal library

Carly Maris, founder of the Pinup Book Club, and The Green Crow by Sean O’Casey The Pinup Book Club is a very modern book club tackling to a truly vintage reading list. The club is a community dedicated to reading the books from Marilyn Monroe’s personal library, and also appreciating pinup culture. Each month, members read a different book from Marilyn’s library, which features more than 400 titles. There’s literary fiction, biographies, poetry, anthologies, art books, French fiction...
Tags: Uncategorized


Best of Eye Prefer Paris: Parisian of the Month: Sylvia Whitman of Shakespeare and Company

I am taking a blogging break this week. I am reposting some your your favorite Parisian’s of the Month. See you next week with all new content.   Where were you born and where did you grow up? I was born opposite Shakespeare and Company in the Hôtel de Ville hospital. I grew up in Paris, Norfolk and Scotland. You spent your formative years in England and moved back to Paris to be with your father. How were those gap years in England and what was it like coming back to your father grow...
Tags: Travel, England, Scotland, Paris, Martin Amis, Shakespeare, Carol Ann Duffy, Notre Dame, James Joyce, Bram Stoker, Richard Wright, Hemingway, Proust, Jimmy Page, George, Allen Ginsberg


Super Sets for your Bookshelves

Although a full bookshelf is always easy on the eye, a shelf filled with a complete set or collection can be stunning. Below are some of the most eye-catching examples of sets available on AbeBooks. There’s fiction, politics, art. children’s books, Penguins and spies. A complete set of James Bond first editions: Published by Jonathan Cape between 1953 and 1966, Ian Fleming produced 14 Bond books. The publisher didn’t expect the first book, Casino Royale, to sell and printed less than 5...
Tags: Books, Massachusetts, Uncategorized, Egypt, Winston Churchill, James Bond, Ian Fleming, Pablo Picasso, Sherlock Holmes, Vanity Fair, Bond, Churchill, Alexandria, Lake District, Picasso, Don


50 Awesome Inspirational Travel Quotes

As many of you know, I love to use quotes on my blog. Like a good photo, a good quote can stop you in your tracks and fill you with wonder. And when it comes to travel quotes, a good quote can make you stop what you’re doing, buy a plane or a train ticket, pack your suitcase, and run out the door for your next adventure. So here are 50 of my all-time favorite travel quotes. Hope you enjoy them! The Eifel Tower as seen from Trocadéro at dawn “To Travel is to Live” ~ Hans Christi...
Tags: Travel, Quotes, Ray Bradbury, Austria, Slovenia, Tim Cahill, Gustave Flaubert, Mark Twain, Seattle, Jack Kerouac, Oscar Wilde, Robert Louis Stevenson, Maya Angelou, Hans Christian Andersen, Paul Theroux, Bill Bryson


What is Genus Loci and Why Should You Care?

Have you heard the term Genus Loci?  If you aren't a landscape design professional, I'd guess the answer is most certainly, no.  But even if you are - it still seems very possible that this term might not be familiar.  And why do I think you should care - no matter who you are? In classical Roman religion, a genius loci was the protective spirit of a place. It was often depicted in religious iconography as a figure holding attributes such as a cornucopia, patera (libation bowl) or snake.  I was ...
Tags: Travel, Gardening, Rome, Pandora, Paris, Odyssey, Burlington, Lawrence Durrell, Valtellina Valley Italy, Rochelle Greayer Alexander Pope, Illiad, Richard Boyle Earl


Naked On The Loveliest Beach In The World

Steep, narrow and lacking guardrails, the crumbling cement road to Myrtiotissa Beach, Greece, appears to be headed over a cliff, and my husband, two young daughters and I along with it. Leaving the car parked slantwise along the shoulder, we continue on foot, the trill of cicadas rising and falling in the dusty summer heat. Around the bend in a hairpin turn, our destination bursts into view and we stop to take pictures. A secluded crescent of golden sand, the beach nestles beneath the limestone...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Greece, Time, World, Destinations, Corfu, Europe Travel, All Feature Articles, Beach Travel, Prospero, Calabria, Inger, Ionian Sea, Inger Hultgren Meyer, Lawrence Durrell


Nightmares To Dreams, A Basic Therapeutic Impact Approach

Bob Dylan, the Nobel Laureate, on his white album, said, "I don't write songs, I just write them down." This could be said of all of us, both positively and negatively: we don't control our circumstances... we can ride them, resist them, or make music out of them. Lawrence Durrell seemed to think that each human journey has little to do with decisions we can take credit for: "Journeys, like artists, are born and not made. A thousand differing circumstances contribute to them, few of them willed ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, News, California, America, Cyprus, Bob Dylan, Huffington Post, Steiner, Mark Hulbert, Byron Katie, Lawrence Durrell


Penguin Modern Poets series gets 21st-century relaunch

Iconic brand, which brought together groups of writers – including the bestselling Mersey poets – will release contemporary collections showcasing ‘a new golden age’Penguin’s iconic Modern Poets series, which was first launched in the early 1960s with the writings of authors from Lawrence Durrell to Stevie Smith, is being revived this summer to introduce a new generation of poets.Home to anthologies including 1967’s The Mersey Sound, which featured the work of the Liverpool poets Roger McGough, ...
Tags: Books, Publishing, Poetry, Culture, Liverpool, Penguin, Kate Tempest, Stevie Smith, Roger McGough, Lawrence Durrell


If you haven’t read My Family and Other Animals, do so – preferably with a child

It’s great that ITV is showing The Durrells so a new generation can meet this family of talented oddballs but read the book before you watch itGrowing up in America, my only association with the Durrell family involved Lawrence and a beautiful set of The Alexandria Quartet on my parents’ bookshelves. In the 1960s, when my family moved in moderately intellectual Boston circles, I spent a bookish childhood nosing into novels I couldn’t possibly understand.I picked up Justine when I was 12, about t...
Tags: Books, Television, Boston, America, Culture, Television & radio, Children and teenagers, Cairo, Lawrence, Justine, Lawrence Durrell, Durrell, Anouk Aimée Dirk Bogarde


Open Road Publishing – EBook Discount Announcements

EBook deals from Open Road, April 1 – April 7, 2016 Friday, April 1 Saints and Madmen: How Science Got Religion by Russell Shorto – $1.99 An engrossing look at the ever-changing border between psychiatric disorders and religious revelation. Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...tpwwwopen01-20 Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sain...=9781453265918 iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/sai...ign-mpt=uo%3D4 Dead Calm by Charles Williams – $1.99 On the open wat...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Texas, Massachusetts, America, Spain, Fbi, Brooklyn, New York Times, Marine Corps, New Orleans, PERCY, Self-promotions By Authors And Publishers, Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, Vietnam