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Episode 039 - Non-Fiction Travel

By Book Club for Masochists

Pack your bags, because it’s time for our episode about non-fiction Travel books! We talk about haunted libraries, North Korea, Komodo dragons, and lightning farms. Plus: Technical difficulties! You can download the podcast directly, find it on Libsyn, or get it through iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or your favourite podcast delivery system. In this episode Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | Jessica F Books We Read (or tried to) Displacement: A Travelogue by Lucy Knisley Black Lamb and Grey Falcon by Rebecca West Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders by Joshua Foer, Ella Morton, and Dylan Thuras (and the website!) The Not-Quite States of America: Dispatches from the Territories and Other Far-Flung Outposts of the USA by Doug Mack Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World by Suzy Hansen White Sands by Geoff Dyer Last Chance to See by Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine Eerie America: Travel Guide of the Macabre by Eric R. Vernor and Kevin Eads Tomes of Terror: Haunted Bookstores and Libraries by Mark Leslie My Holiday in North Korea: The Funniest/Worst Place on Earth by Wendy E. Simmons Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea by Guy Delisle Also try out Delisle’s other books Burma Chronicles and Shenzhen: A Travelogue from China Atlas of Cursed Places: A Travel Guide to Dangerous and Frightful Destinations by Olivier Le Carrer Catfish and Mandala: A Two-Wheeled Voyage Through the Landscape and Memory of Vietnam by Andrew X. Pham America in an Arab Mirror: Images of America in Arabic Travel Literature: An Anthology edited by Kamal Abdel-Malek Links, Articles, and Things PHX Zine Fest! October 22nd! We’ll be there. Come say “Hi”. Palmyra Atoll - the only incorporated part of the USA that’s not a state (and for an uninhabited island, this is a surprisingly long and interesting Wikipedia article) Next Goal Wins (documentary) Fa’afafine LibGuide on Haunted Libraries Aokigahara/Suicide Forest Questions What sort of travel books do you like to read? Check out our Pinterest board and Tumblr posts for all the Non-Fiction Travel books we mentioned, follow us on Twitter, join our Facebook Group, or send us an email! Join us again on Tuesday, November 7th, when we’ll be discussing recent books we’ve read that weren't for the podcast! Then come back on Tuesday, November 21st, when we’ll be talking about Dystopian Fiction!

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