Tag Archive: travel

View over the top of my Book #25

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As I’ve not long been back from my jaunt to France and have only just finally cleared the mountain of washing, this is just a little taster of my trip. We only went… Continue reading

Where are you hiding, Umberto Eco?

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Much as I’m currently enjoying my foray into Nordic Noir, I’m starting to think ahead and plan my reading for the next few months. I’ll be heading off to a family wedding in… Continue reading

#AW80Books: ‘Compartment No.6’ by Rosa Liksom

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I ordered Rosa Liksom’s Compartment No.6 after reading a really compelling blog review. I only wish I could remember which blog I got the recommendation from, so I could say thanks! as it was… Continue reading

Around the World in 80 days Reading Challenge: So, who’s in?

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Tomorrow is a very special day for Lucy and I, as it’s the first birthday of HardBookHabit. What an incredible year it’s been – I don’t think I’ve ever read or written more… Continue reading

“There is no more poetic book than an atlas,” Judith Schalansky

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A quick glance at most people’s bookshelves is enough to guess the wanderlust of the owner, as the presence or absence of travel guides can tell you a lot about their globe-trotting habits.… Continue reading

The End of the Great Escape

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While reading Angela Carter’s very fabulous ‘Wise Children’ recently, I was struck by a phrase lightly used that really dated the book and exemplified how different the world is now, thanks to technology.… Continue reading

Barcelona in Books

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I don’t get to travel that often, so when I do, I really make the most of it. My favourite way to prepare is to read fiction set in the place I’m going… Continue reading

Where the hell are we now?

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For as long as I can remember I’ve kept an atlas on hand to enhance my reading experience. If a book involves travel, I like to follow those journeys on a map. Even… Continue reading