Tag: BiblioTravel

What I’ve been reading

I’ve managed to read a lot lately (or at least I think so) — it might be because of not being sure whether I’ll be able to find time to read this much a few months from now, but James and I are still in denial about our lifestyles changing that much. Anyway, I still thought I’d note what I’ve been able to read in recent months.

Novels finished reading since September 2009:

A Walk in the Woods
The Thorn Birds
The Night Watch
Foreign Tongue: A Novel of Life and Love in Paris
Julie and Julia
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years

Plus I’ve read or skimmed various books related to pregnancy. But, I’m behind on my book club reading!

BiblioTravel redesign

Well, I’ve really slowed down on writing things in my blog – life in Ottawa has been pretty hectic for the past two months.

The latest news is that BiblioTravel, the book website James and I run, now has a new design! We’ve been wanting to update the look of it for some time, so it is very exciting to have this version up and running. I think James will be tweaking a few things over the next while and we are interested in seeing what sort of feedback we get from the site’s users. We were pleased to find an Ottawa area web designer who has been great to work with on this project.

BiblioTravel entry

I’ve added Dark Star Safari to BiblioTravel – this book took me about 6 months to read, but it was worth it (good preparation for my trip, even though I’m only visiting one country in Africa)!

Here’s an excerpt from my entry:

… Theroux’s journey takes him from the top of Africa to the southernmost tip. As he explores eastern Africa (mainly by bus, car, or train) he tries to offer readers a view of the continent that is different from what we are likely to find in newspaper headlines.