Reading on Location
Because I'm a bookaholic I have to have something to read, whereever I go. And, personally, I think travel is much improved by reading a book set in the location I'm visiting. The best experience I had with this was when I read Dune in the Sinai - strange, given that Dune is set on another planet, but there you go.
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Title: Reading on Location
Author(s): Luisa Moncada and Scala Quin
Review: This is a great way to read around the world, with a comprehensive lists of books to chose from. When movies have been made, they are also noted. It's small and easy to navigate, clear and well-written
- it's print, so it goes out of date quickly
- it's not available on kindle which is crazy, given that duh, it will be read by travellers.
- it doesn't cover smaller towns/villages. For example, I'm going to Nijmegen, in Holland, one of Holland's oldest cities with, I'm sure, a longstanding literary tradition. But there's nothing listed for Nijmegen
So if you want something for a really specific region, best use google.
Or try these blogs:
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