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River Town

Before Borders Books closed their doors I picked up as many armchair travel books as I could find. At eighty percent off, the deals were just too good to ignore. The closeout sale helped expand my author base, too, since I was able to justify taking a chance on a writer I had never heard […]

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To a Mountain in Tibet

Colin Thubron’s Shadow of the Silk Road has remained one of my favorite armchair travel books since reading it a couple of years ago. I have been looking for something new from him over that time. I could have gone back and picked up something else, which I’ll still do, but I wanted to see […]

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The Ghosts of Christmas Past

I’ve been going through some sort of nesting phase that I can’t quite explain; cleaning has taken on a new meaning as dirt and dust have started to cower before my mighty spray bottle. Just a couple of days ago I ventured into the closet in my guest bedroom, which is actually more of a […]

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Shadow of the Silk Road

Normally I am pretty good about remembering where and why I purchased a particular book. But, that is not the case with Colin Thubron’s Shadow of the Silk Road. For all I can truthfully recall, it just materialized on my bookshelf. And for that, I am quite glad, because it might just be the perfect […]

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Kingdom of Ten Thousand Things

Kingdom of Ten Thousand Things: An Impossible Journey from Kabul to Chiapas by Gary Geddes was the last of three books I read over the Christmas break. I went on a reading binge over the break in an attempt to clear off my “to do” bookshelf a bit. And this one had been sitting on […]

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The Heart of the World

I was capitvated with this book the moment I saw the cover on a book stand at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. I was nearing the completion of another book, so I picked it up and threw it in my pack to read as soon as I returned to Denver. And then Ian Baker’s The […]

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