Audiobook Review: The Salt Path by Raynor Winn

“The Salt Path” tells the true story of a couple walking the South West Coast Path. It’s wonderfully written and I enjoyed the narration too. With some important messages, this is a thought-provoking read about taking life day by day. It was a great 4 star read for me!… Read More Audiobook Review: The Salt Path by Raynor Winn

Book Review: Neither Here, Nor There: Travels in Europe by Bill Bryson

I was really looking forward to learning about the cities and countries of Europe. I really did enjoy the first few chapters, but when Bryson’s humour went a bit too far, I lost interest and by the end I had almost given up. It’s 2 stars from me!… Read More Book Review: Neither Here, Nor There: Travels in Europe by Bill Bryson

Book Review: In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin

I’m not sure why this is considered a classic as I don’t really feel that I’ve learned much about Patagonia at all. Instead of Chatwin’s mostly insignificant anecdotes, I’d have preferred to learn a little about the environment, nature, culture and politics of the place. There were some enjoyable snippets though so “In Patagonia” is getting 2 stars from me.… Read More Book Review: In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin

Book Review: Gone to New York: Adventures in the City by Ian Frazier

I loved New York but the same can be said for “Gone to New York”. The facts and figures can’t rescue a boring topic. After the first try I just didn’t want to pick this up on my morning commute for the rest of the week but powered through. I’m giving Ian Frazier’s essays just 1 star.… Read More Book Review: Gone to New York: Adventures in the City by Ian Frazier

Book Review: My First New York: Early Adventures in the Big City by New York Magazine

This book isn’t going to stick in your mind forever, but I’m not sure it needs to. As a collection of short accounts, The New York Times have put together and interesting peek into the city over the years. Now it’s time to explore the city for myself…… Read More Book Review: My First New York: Early Adventures in the Big City by New York Magazine

Book Review: Names for the Sea: Strangers in Iceland by Sarah Moss

 I found “Names for the Sea” to be full of interesting facts and details of Icelandic culture, historical background and family stories. Yet the story was padded out with boring details of supermarket struggles and domestic complaints. I’ll be giving Sarah Moss’ “Names for the Sea” 2 stars.… Read More Book Review: Names for the Sea: Strangers in Iceland by Sarah Moss