Friday, December 03, 2010
Beware, Nancy Pearl Has Written a Dangerous Book
I am only half-way through the book right now - which brings me to the section on Liberia - so this is not meant to be a formal review. But as I work my way through Nancy Pearl's hundreds of title suggestions for "travelers, vagabonds, and dreamers" (arranged, for the most part, alphabetically by country) my TBR stack or, in this case "lust list" is growing by the dozen.
Already this morning, I placed three titles on my hold list at the county library, two of them from Pearl's Australia section: Chasing Kangaroos: A Continent, a Scientist, and a Search for the World's Most Extraordinary Creature (Tim Flannery) and The Broken Shore (a thriller by Peter Temple) and the other from the section on Arizona, Territory (a supernatural take on the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral by Emma Bull). And those are just two of the "A" sections. I'm afraid to count how many others I've already marked for future reading - and I'm having to force myself not to mark some others that are almost equally as tempting.
I'm probably going to be doing a formal review of Book Lust to Go one day next week. Don't say I didn't warn you.