Bloganuary 2022 – Day 18

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What book is next on your reading list?

Right now, I’m almost done with A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit. It wanders through different examples of being lost in art, the world, and relationships. To call it a Field Guide is a bit misleading if you’re the literal type. But the whimsical nature of the stories keeps me engaged.

Brave's bookshelf: currently-reading

A Field Guide to Getting Lost
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That’s not the question, is it?

Next on my reading list is Blue Highways by William Least Heat-Moon. The author coined the term Blue Highways to refer to the secondary roads that take one through the small, forgotten, towns of America. That’s exactly how I like to travel. I don’t want to spend hours on the interstate, just to save some time getting to my destination. I want the journey to be as much fun as the destination. It was exactly how I first traversed the country on my own, and how I could count the some of the 333 billboards on US-16 on the way to Wall Drug, or enjoy BBQ on the banks of the Mississippi. Or visit the wild burros of Oatman, AZ. I wouldn’t have had these experiences if I took the interstates everywhere.

So I’m excited for Blue Highways to inform and inspire future adventures. Or, at least let me travel through the pages while the world gets its act together.

Here’s a peak into my want-to-read list:

What is Bloganuary?

In an effort to blog more frequently, I joined WordPress’s Bloganuary challenge for 2022. Each day I’ll receive a prompt for something to write about.


3 responses to “Bloganuary 2022 – Day 18”

  1. Love your bookshelf Kate. Blue Highways sounds so good. I’d love to travel that way too. Seeing all the little towns along the way, off the beaten path is exciting. I once watched a documentary about the old continental highway, and would one day love to do that road trip.
    A
    Thanks also for bringing light to the book on Sundown towns. A sad and interesting period in American history. I actually wrote a little story about it. You’ll find it here https://lifewithalegria.com/2021/04/13/the-green-book-a-travel-guide-are-we-there-yet/
    Was happy to read your post. Thank you!

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