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About meI love books about places - fiction with a great sense of place, travel novels, travel fiction etc.

When I read I want to learn more about someone else's culture or their country's history.

One of my biggest frustrations is not being able to find books set in a place I am going to on holiday - so I have started a website to make this easier.

Packabook - travel novels helps you find books set in particular locations.

GroupsBooks about Peru


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I love reading travel books too! I just finished Little Princes and loved it.
I just finished reading The Informationist by Taylor Stevens. Subtitled "a thriller" it is all that, but what most interested me was the in-depth descriptions of west equatorial Africa (Cameroon & Equatorial Guinea). Wonderful cultural, geographic, and historical detail. Makes me want to read more on that area, so I looked up some African fiction and found an interesting reading list you might like to look at.
Hi there- Thanks for accepting my friend request. When I added "City of Veils" by Zoe Ferraris I saw that you also added it. That was one of the first books I've read about the Middle East that didn't focus on some aspect of war's effect on people. It was refreshing! Looking forward to others. I don't travel as much as you, but I majored in International Relations in college and want to learn as much about other cultures as I can. Your website is great! I was a research librarian for many years and compiled many many bibliographies--one of my favorite tasks. Keep in touch.

Thought you had read it. Your library and to read list would keep me busy for years. You will probably get to the book before I, but if not, I will send you my thoughts.

All the best,

Have you finished reading A Carpet Ride to Khiva? I assume it is non-fiction. Any thoughts about it?

Hi Suzebutch,
Thanks for the new website you recommended. I can't wait to get to the next book on my growing list! Happy reading,
Hi Suzebutch,
I enjoy reading most of the books that you have selected for your library. I was wondering how you go about finding all these treasures. My library name is bueno11. I get the majority of redommendations from your library and I am very grateful for the information.
Noticed you liked Tim Gautreaux, and I was wondering if you'd be interested in reviewing my new novel and posting your comments here as well as a few other book-related sites. Thought you might like my book since it's similar to Gautreaux's work (Tim Gautreaux actually directed my master's thesis). I could e-mail you the novel in an e-book format if you'd like (I'm out of physical copies at the moment). Let me know if you're interested. Here's a link to a summary in case you're interested:


Thomas Campion (1567-1620)
There is a Garden in her Face

from The Fourth Booke of Ayres


There is a Garden in her face,
Where Roses and white Lillies grow;
A heav'nly paradice is that place,
Wherein all pleasant fruits doe flow.
There Cherries grow, which none may buy
Till Cherry ripe themselves doe cry.

Those Cherries fayrely doe enclose
Of Orient Pearle a double row,
Which when her lovely laughter showes,
They look like Rose-buds fill'd with snow.
Yet them nor Peere nor Prince can buy,
Till Cherry ripe themselves doe cry.

Her Eyes like Angels watch them still;
Her Browes like bended bowes doe stand,
Threatning with piercing frownes to kill
All that attempt with eye or hand
Those sacred Cherries to come nigh,
Till Cherry ripe themselves doe cry.
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