Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Why Didn't I Think of This Before?

Ever since the day I started Under the Tuscan Sun, by Frances Mayes, I have been a devoted armchair traveller. I have devoured many more books in the travel narrative genre since then. I've received most as gifts, but I've bought plenty on my own. I have even been using Frances Mayes' engagement calenders for years. It makes such a charming addition to my desktop.

Quite some time ago, I was browsing through Phantom Scribbler's blogroll, looking for new blogs to read. I happened up The Xpat Files where I've been happily lurking. Today I scanned her links and one caught my eye, Dispatches from France. And with that, a whole new world open before my very eyes.

Now I can have travel narratives available at my fingertips and with constant updates. What could be better?


R. Duckie said...

Hi! I saw you delurking on xpat files, so I went here and now am delurking.. So Hi! It sounds like you love travel, too. I work on a cruise ship, it's a good way to see the world while you're young, and get paid to do it. Well, nice to meet you!

a/k/a Nadine said...

Hi Runaway Rubber Duckie! Nice to meet you and thanks for visiting.

Nicole said...

I have never even considered reading travel narratives. But, after that play up, I may have to start. Thanks for opening up my world a bit.

Laura said...

I've discovered very old travel narratives by posh women. Aphra Behn's "Oroonoko" is quite a read.

swissmiss said...

Hi Erin, thanks for delurking and thanks for linking to me. Vivi at Dispatches from France has an amazing blogroll of expat blogs - you could get lost for hours there!

I've been in Switzerland for a long time and probably don't blog about it as much as I would if I were a newer arrival - for a fresh-eyed perspective on Switzerland try In Search of Dessert (she's in my blogroll) - she's a great writer, too.


a/k/a Nadine said...

Decidely Bookish, I will have to pop over to Amazon and check out your recommendation. Thanks!

And Swissmiss, I will plan on setting aside hours for browsing through Vivi's blogroll. Sounds perfect! And I'll take another look at yours too.

Welcome to you both!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Well, I've been following some of your links and have found some fun reads and laughs. I love Rubber Duckie's adventures, LOL!!! And some of the others too! YAY!