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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Take Me Away With a Book

So my vacation was extended an extra 36 hours in Burlington, VT last weekend due to a record snowfall there, and now that I am home in Illinois, we are having a winter storm today.  I do love winter, this is a bit much.

My husband is reading the perfect book right now though, Snow by Orhan Pamuk.

I realize that the weather is bad in much of the country right now, so this is a good time to highlight a great resource for books that "take you away."  It is called BiblioTravel and it is run by 2 librarians.  Here is info and a link from their about page:
BiblioTravel was created by Fiona Scannell and James Schellenberg (contact: Fiona Scannell and James Schellenberg). Both are librarians with an interest in making information as easy to find on the Internet as possible. BiblioTravel is designed to convey their own enthusiasm about books to others, as well as let others give their thoughts about books they have enjoyed.
Mission Statement:
To provide a free online resource for identifying stories that are set in distinct locales.
  • Books categorized by setting
  • Accurate, up-to-date, easy-to-search
  • Comment area for each entry
Put in a place and they have a book to take you there.  Some readers may want to find a book set somewhere warm, but others may want to read about somewhere even colder than where they are right now.  No matter your preference of place, BiblioTravel has a book for you.

This post is also in honor of my mother-in-law who is leaving in a few days to be an official election observer for the Presidential election in UkraineClick here for BiblioTravel's Ukraine page.

Stay safe and warm.

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