To set a good example in my This isn't Fiction reading Challenge I continued with my, you may have already guessed, non fiction reading this week. And without further ado I present you places you'll never see and parties you'll never attend ...
100 Places You Will Never Visit (Daniel Smith)
Thoughts. How about a walk through restricted areas or risking a glance towards places whose existence is unacknowledged? Succinct, not always surprising, and with a heavy emphasis on the USA, this sure isn't your average travel guide.
Conversation starter. Axum (Ethiopia) is allegedly the home of the Ark of the Covenant.
Verdict. A worthwhile trip to secret and not-so-secret places!
A Curious Invitation (Suzette Field)
Thoughts. What an eclectic collection of bookish parties! Who's thrown the wildest one? Alice (in Wonderland)? Rebecca? Carrie? The focus on parties as literary device, and possible inspiration for your own fictional party, sounded fascinating and certainly did not disappoint.
Delicious tid-bit. Negus (a hot drink of port, lemon, sugar, and spices) is being served as refreshment at the ball at Mansfield Park
Verdict. A delightfully bookish party planner!