Blogathon has a theme for today. And it is “My top 5 favorite books on writing are…”.
Well, I changed the theme slightly to suit me. 😉 I am going to write about five of the travel books that I possess. All these books are either won by me in different contests or have been gifted to me.
1. Roots – It is a story about an African American family that inspired pride and a greater understanding of the past. As the name suggests, it is a powerful look at an American family’s immigrant past. The book has earned a place among the popular classics of American literature and remains a profoundly influential and well-loved book.
2. Peep Peep don’t sleep – A funny book that is very similar to what I intend to write one day. It was my idea too but this book came up first. This book contains photos of funny but educative road signs from India.
3. Culture Shock ! Malaysia – Written in the form of a novel, this is actually a guide book, which provide insights to see beyond the stereotypes and misinformation about customs and etiquette that often precede a visit to a foreign land. It has everything from rules of driving and monetary systems, religious practices and making friends. The book is great for the business traveler, the foreign exchange student, or the tourist who makes a sincere attempt to cross the bridge into a new and exciting culture.
4. Road Trip USA Pacific Coast Highway – Professional traveler Jamie Jensen traveled more than 400,000 miles to bring us the best selling travel guide Road Trip USA . Through this book, Jamie takes us from the dense green forests of Washington to the gorgeous beaches of Southern California. It highlights major cities, obscure towns, popular attractions, roadside curiosities among other things. Very good book for road trips.
5. The Wrong Way Home by Peter Moore – This book is a hilarious travelogue, which takes the author on the Sixties hippie trail… from the UK to Australia without flying …. will strike a chord with all those travelers who have stood where Moore stood. This book promises to entertain those who opt for off-the-beaten-track travel adventures with the author’s quirky descriptions of places and people. If you have not visited these places, don’t read. 🙂
I have some more travel related books which I’ll mention some other time.
For regular personal updates, subscribe to this website by e-mail or on your reader. For those small stories and tit-bits that don’t always make it to this place check out my Twitter or Facebook accounts.