This Month in Reading
01 Sep 2012 6 Comments
Every month we have been reflecting on the best things we read. Here are our best reads for August.
- BootsnAll‘s Round the World Trip for Foodies idea is basically what I’m doing, except I’m not getting to South America this time around.
- This list of 33 foods worth traveling to eat on Migrationology looks great and was put together by lots of different bloggers.
- Mmm, Laotian food! I’m looking forward to it thanks to Splendor in the Lemongrass.
- Gary Arndt of Everything Everywhere makes some great points about why you should edit your travel photos. If you stick to basics (cropping, straightening, exposure and color correcting) like I do, it doesn’t even take very long!
- Uncornered Market showed me 10 delicious and cheap meals around the world.
- Never Ending Voyage made me hungry for Italy with their list of top 10 Tuscan eats.
- We’ll be in Beijing soon so I enjoyed reading CC Food Travel‘s post on 10 things to do in Beijing.
- Brooke vs the World wrote about her boyfriend not being a man in Mongolia. I’m anticipating a similar response for us…
Books - I read 2 books this month.
- A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin – The third book in A Song of Ice and Fire series (you may know it by the HBO series title, Game of Thrones). Also, as far as I can tell, the best one. It’s exciting and surprising things happen.
- A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin – This is the fourth book in the previous series. I enjoyed it but it only features about half of the characters.
- How it should have ended: The Dark Knight Rises. Hilarious animation. These people have actually done the same thing for about 100 other movies.
- 7 year old boy wins Iceland’s ram groping contest.
- Giant list of foods that Mark Twain wanted to eat when he got home from Europe.
- 61 things learned at the national hobo convention.
- How do cats land on their feet? (Video)
- Thoughts on how the places we inhabit become a part of us.
Books - I read 3 books this month.
- The Secret History of the Mongol Queens: How the Daughters of Genghis Khan Rescued His Empire by Jack Weatherford. This is the only noteworthy book I read this month. It’s something of a sequel to the one about Genghis Khan, but this one focuses on the huge role that Mongolian women played in ruling the empire. (Hint: there were many times when they pretty much ran the empire) I would recommend it!
What were your best reads this month?