Does July have you dreaming of vacation times? Maybe you get to take a vacation of sorts this year? I know many of us are still dreaming of that one special vacation. At Home Dad and I had planned to take a trip to England last year to celebrate our 25th anniversary. Like so many other things, it did not happen and it may be a while before we get to head off to that dream destination. So what can I read that will help curb some of those desires that can’t be indulged right now?
I am going to be reading some of the vacation books that we had for England.
Lonely Planet has a guide book simply titled Great Britain that is on my travel stack.
I also have a lovely book called Walking London by Andrew Duncan. It has some really interesting walks to take and the stories to go along with them.
Another walking tour book that has tons of interesting information is Turn Left at the Pub:Twenty Walking Tours Through The British Countryside by George W. Oakes and Anton Powell.
The final book on the stack for that dream destination is titled Curiocity: An Alternative A-Z of London by Henry Eliot & Matt Lloyd-Rose.
But, since you are reading up on book club, you understand that some dream destinations are intentionally in your head through stories. I picked up this book at the library that caught my attention as I was walking by one of the stacks
Wild & Free Book Club: 28 Activities to Make Books Come Alive is going to be a lovely way to read up on some possible destinations. My youngest may be 12 but she is still very much a hands-on learner and so this may help me introduce a few new books to her with fun activities to boot. And that type of thing really transports you to the place of the book, thus how I see this one fitting into the dream destination idea.
Finally, I am going to read A Devil To Play: One Man’s Year-long Quest To Master The Orchestra’s Most Difficult Instrument by Jasper Rees. This one is a skills destination but a dream one just the same. I love the French horn. It is my instrument of choice and I hope that very soon I can rejoin the community band and play with them. Until then, I will read about one attempt to hit the destination of playing the horn well.
That’s my plan for the next 3 weeks or so. Do you have any dream destination reading you are doing?
Be sure to visit the other participating in the online book club –
At Home: Where Life Happens
A Net In Time
Every Bed of Roses
Homeschool Coffee Break
Lori, At Home.
Tagged: Book Club, books, travel/trips
I love the idea of the dream destination being a skill you learn. Hope you’ll be able to actually make that trip to the UK sometime soon!
oh… the french horn! What an interesting skill destination to have. I hope you meet your dream!
Thanks. Takes a bit of work but maybe . . . I’m loving the book.
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