Babette Bensoussan: Travel the World through Books and Recipes

Babette Bensoussan

Babette Bensoussan: Travel the World through Books and Recipes  Yesterday, I started the series of the mini-interviews I conducted while participating in the Virtual Literary World Tour. Today, we are visiting Australia and we will see it through the eyes of Babette Bensoussan. We will talk about places to visit, favorite Australian books, and music. The emphasis today is less on recipes, and more on books. Picnic at Hanging Rock is a book I have been meaning to read because it is on one of the lists of must-read books. Related Post Excerpt from Book Summaries: Around the World in 120 Days, Week Seven  Interview with Babette … [Read more...]

Marcia Mayne: Travel the World through Books and Recipes

Collection of Photos Avil Took While in Jamaica

Travel the World through Books and Recipes Excerpt from Book Summaries: Around the World in 120 Days, Week Two, Day One  Have you ever try to do too many things at once so each thing didn’t get the care it deserved? While working on the Virtual Literary World Tour in 2013, I got the novel idea of conducting mini-interviews with people from all over the world. The interviews were not the signature invisible mentor interview since the focus was primarily on interviewee’s favorite books, the places in their countries they recommend others to visit and favorite recipes. Because the main focus of the Literary World Tour was on the books … [Read more...]

7 Great Books That You Probably Haven’t Read

Great Books That You Probably Haven’t Read

7 Great Books That You Probably Haven’t Read This week we are taking a trip down memory lane, so I am diving deep into the archives. I have a lot of new readers, who would enjoy some of the older book reviews. After the sudden death of my brother last week, I am reminded how fleeting life is. While I am trying to come to terms with all I am going through, I have to admit, that after working on client projects, I do not have the energy to write an epic blog post. I hope that you can understand where I am coming from, but it is in this state of mind that I am able to see new ways of presenting old information. Below, you will find some … [Read more...]

Have You Read These 8 Books by Authors from Asia?

8 Books by Authors from Asia

Have You Read These 8 Books by Authors from Asia? This year I am celebrating reading globally. I have visited my archives and pulled out eight books written by authors from Asia that you may want to read. Although many of the books are well written, I didn’t always enjoy them. One book is a bit dark for my liking, but I am still glad that I read it. I am presenting the books because reading books by authors from countries that are very different from our own gives us insights into what life is like in other places. This also allows us to better understand them. After you have read the posts about the eight books by authors from Asia, … [Read more...]

10 Lessons from Jess Williams, Bounty Hunter

lessons from Jess Williams

10 Lessons from Jess Williams, Bounty Hunter Every so often I like to read a book from Jess Williams series of books. Based on what is going on the novels, I would say that the stories are set in the 1800s. Written by Robert J Thomas, the author will not win any book awards for these books because there isn’t much depth to the stories, although there is depth to the character, Jess Williams. I have read about seven of the 36 books so far in the series, and I do so when I need to engage in mindless reading. I am going through a rough patch, trying to come to terms with the sudden death of my brother. While I was reading Redemption, the … [Read more...]