For those who have never heard of it, the site Boldtype is one of the finer book-related Web sites on the Web. I’ve gotten the Boldtype newsletter for a long time now, and it never fails to alert me to great new reading opportunities. And what’s great is that this month, the folks at Boldtype are all about travel. This month they celebrate what they term the “art of absconding”, and thus provide a selection of books all about hitting the road, experiencing new places and faces.
Among the books cited are Daniel Kalder’s Lost Cosmonaut and Tony Perrottet’s Pagan Holiday: On the Trail of Ancient Roman Tourists, fine new books to be sure, but they also call out one travel book at the top of my own reading list right now: Rory Stewart’s memoir of walking across Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban, The Places In Between.