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Friday, November 14, 2008


If the current economic climate puts a crimp in your plans for future travel, seek comfort in a recent Associated Press article published in the San Jose Mercury News ("Books That Make You Feel Better About Staying at Home",” Nov. 10, 2008). Enjoy a staycation with these books:

Don’t Go There!: The Travel Detective’s Essential Guide to the Must-Miss Places of the World by Peter Greenberg

Holidays in Hell: In Which Our Intrepid Reporter Travels to the World’s Worst Places and Asks “What’s Funny About This?” by P.J. O’Rourke

Do you have a travel horror story? Let us know.

Couch Voyages

Or, if you enjoy armchair traveling, browse these photographic collections:

Wide Angle: National Geographic Greatest Places by Ferdinand Protzman

The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country of the World by Lonely Planet

Ultimate Adventure: National Geographic Ultimate Adventure Sourcebook by Paul McMenamin

Don’t Miss . . .
Sat., Nov. 15, 1 p.m. Patrick Henry Library
Sisters in Crime Panel Discussion. Writers from the Chesapeake Chapter of Sisters in Crime discuss their books and writing lives. Adults.

Sat., Nov. 15, 10:30 a.m. Sherwood Regional Library
Harambee Readers. Maddening Behaviors: Some I Hear, A Lot I See: Stories by Tahara Nichols and Nicole Shivers. Author presentations and book signings. Adults.

Sun. Nov. 16, 3 p.m. Pohick Regional Library
Meet the Author. Swimming Up the Sun: A Memoir of Adoption by Nicole J. Burton. Author reading and signing. Books available for purchase. Adults.

Tues., Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m. George Mason Regional Library
College Admissions Together: It Takes a Family. Authors Steven Goodman and Andrea Leiman share insights on this stressful process, plus answer your questions. Books available for sale and signing courtesy of Borders. Age 15 and up.

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