Without Reservations

by Alice Steinbach | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 1863253769 Global Overview for this book
Registered by 5478 of Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on 2/1/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by 5478 from Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, February 01, 2005
A really nice story about a woman rediscovering herself while travelling overseas.

Journal Entry 2 by 5478 from Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Thursday, October 13, 2005
This was requested by a BCer in the UK. I hope you enjoy it- it's a good one for curling up with on the couch with a cuppa.

Journal Entry 3 by j4neyo from Whitchurch, Shropshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Received from BCer 5478 in the post yesterday. Thanks a lot! Looking forward to reading it.

Journal Entry 4 by j4neyo from Whitchurch, Shropshire United Kingdom on Saturday, November 19, 2005
Perfect reading when it's cold and frosty outside.

Journal Entry 5 by j4neyo from Whitchurch, Shropshire United Kingdom on Saturday, November 26, 2005
Sent to ragsrobin in Norway yesterday

Journal Entry 6 by mirthful from Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag fylke Norway on Tuesday, December 06, 2005
Yay! What better thing to find in your mailbox than a book you really want to read?

Thank you so much, j4neyo!

Journal Entry 7 by mirthful from Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag fylke Norway on Friday, December 23, 2005
A good read, and a refreshing point of view. Makes me want to travel, which is what a good travelogue should do.

(a little more in my bookblog: http://www.sandlund.net/bookblog/2005/12/without_reservations.php)

Journal Entry 8 by einarfa from Stockholm, Uppland Sweden on Saturday, February 10, 2007
Received this at the Trondheim BC-meetup today. Not heard about it before, but I have an idea of this as the kind of book I can enjoy.

Journal Entry 9 by einarfa from Stockholm, Uppland Sweden on Friday, July 20, 2007
It was quite interesting to read a travel journal written by a person unlike myself. I am a 21 old norwegian man with quite modest life experience. The writer is, not the opposite, but a woman of a differt breed. I liked her story and it is well written. I was entertained as she jumped from place to place; incident to incident, and told about their details and the people she met along the way. I have a few things I think was somewhat repeating and unnecessary, but in overall I had a entertaining read.

Journal Entry 10 by einarfa at OBCZ Kafe Gjest Baardsen in Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag fylke Norway on Saturday, August 25, 2007

Released 12 yrs ago (8/25/2007 UTC) at OBCZ Kafe Gjest Baardsen in Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag fylke Norway

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Journal Entry 11 by Tuttasb from Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag fylke Norway on Monday, October 08, 2007
I visited the OBCZ today and took this book with me.

Journal Entry 12 by Tuttasb from Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag fylke Norway on Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Synopsis
“In many ways, I was an independent woman,” writes Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Alice Steinbach. “For years I’d made my own choices, paid my own bills, shoveled my own snow.” But somehow she had become dependent in quite another way. “I had fallen into the habit . . . of defining myself in terms of who I was to other people and what they expected of me.” But who was she away from the people and things that defined her? In this exquisite book, Steinbach searches for the answer to this question in some of the most beautiful and exciting places in the world: Paris, where she finds a soul mate; Oxford, where she takes a course on the English village; Milan, where she befriends a young woman about to be married. Beautifully illustrated with postcards from her journeys, this revealing and witty book transports you into a fascinating inner and outer journey, an unforgettable voyage of discovery.

Library Journal
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Steinbach took an extended leave from her newspaper job to travel around Europe in search of spontaneity. She started off in Paris, where she got romantically involved with a Japanese man and shopped; moved on to London, where she shopped some more; took a course at Oxford University; and headed to Italy, where she wandered through Milan, Venice, Rome, and the Tuscan countryside--and shopped a bit more. Chapters begin with postcards sent to Alice from Alice, each with a bit of advice or a lesson learned. Steinbach, divorced and with grown children, appears to be much at ease traveling alone, making new friends along the way. Her mental journey through the past and present and the reassessment of her life, rather than descriptions of the places visited or the people met, are at the heart of the narrative. This pleasant, slightly romantic, but unremarkable journey will find an audience in large public libraries. (Photographs not seen.) [Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 1/00.]--Linda M. Kaufmann, Massachusetts Coll. of Liberal Arts Freel Lib., North Adams Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.



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Journal Entry 13 by Tuttasb from Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag fylke Norway on Wednesday, January 09, 2008
I love this book! I think I have to find a copy to keep in my permanent collection, this book is going to continue it's travel.

I love traveling alone, I've done it a few times, the last time to London June 2007. When you travel alone you meet and talk to a lot of people you would never interact with if you where traveling with other people. I loved reading about the friends Alice made on her journey, it reminded me of some of the people I've meet on my travels. After reading this book I dream of seeing more of the world, I want to sit at a quiet café in a foreign city with a cup of coffe watching people passing by. Or, addicted to bookcrossing as I am, finding a second-hand bookstore I can visit...

Journal Entry 14 by Tuttasb at Postal release in RABCK, RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, January 09, 2008

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A surprise RABCK to another bookcrosser.

Journal Entry 15 by winglunaciawing from Grünerløkka bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Monday, January 14, 2008
This arrived in my mail box today, much to my surprise! Looks like a very interesting book, and I will read it when I am done with some other books I need to read first.

Thank you so much, tuttasb! :D

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