The most fashionable
shopping street in Toronto is Bloor Street -- a wonderful
area that caters to the whims of the rich, the famous
and the many, many fashion-conscious wanna-bees. A stroll
along these sidewalks, from Yonge to Avenue Road, allows
for mouthwatering window shopping at the likes of Armani,
Cartier, Prada, Louis Vitton and Chanel.
It is here (55
Bloor Street) amongst all of these glorious fashion
treasures that Indigo, one of Toronto�s largest,
newest and nicest bookstores can be found. Definitely
a treasure in its own right, this is where Journeywoman
does all of her own book browsing and shopping. It is
also where this article�s recommended reading list was
born. Happy browsing, everybody!
Biz best buy...
and Taboos Around the World for Women in Business
Authors: Axtell, Briggs,
Corcoran and Lamb
From meeting protocol
and sexual harassment to dining and gift giving, the
rules for women conducting business abroad can be dramatically
different from those at home -- and they can also vary
from country to country. But with this travel resource,
females will have everything they need to successfully
interact with their business counterparts, whether they�re
doing business in Caracas, Calcutta, or Copenhagen.
great gift suggestion...
Wit, Inspiring Wisdom - Proverbs From Around
Edited by: Wolfgang Meider
inspiring and amusing, this charming gift collection
of folk wisdom is meant to be read and shared with delight.
Gathered by Dr. Wolfgang Mieder, �the world�s top proverb
expert,� these 2,000 proverbs from around the world
offer thought-provoking insights into every aspect of
the human condition. A wonderful gift for any travellin�
France! An Insider's Guide to French Hotels
$50-$90 a Night for Two
Author: Margot Classé
Margo Classe has
spent 10 years exploring France researching its most
economical, clean, and traveller-friendly accommodations.
If you want rooms with a bath or a shower in comfortable,
customer-friendly hotels, centrally located, at affordable
prices with discounts -- this book is for you. Bonus
-- Journeywoman loves the list of �unusual things to
pack� included at the back of the book. A HOT choice!
Her Holiday Night Table...
of a Geisha
Author: Arthur Golden
In Memoirs of a
Geisha , we enter a Japanese world where appearances
are paramount; where a girl�s virginity is auctioned
to the highest bidder; where women are trained to beguile
the most powerful men; and where love is scorned as
illusion. It is a unique work of fiction -- at once
romantic, erotic, suspenseful and completely unforgettable.
This novel spent over a year on the New York Times Bestseller
List and Journeywoman can certainly understand why!
Girls With the Grandmother Faces
Author: Frances Weaver
finds life astonishing. A widow with four children and
eight grandchildren, she discovered in her fifties the
joys of writing and sold over 100,000 copies of the
original Girls With The Grandmother Faces in a self-published
edition. With wit and common sense, Frances tackles
moving, making new friends in your sixties, travel,
support groups and even sex in this lifesaving book
that she regards not as a �how to,� but a �why-not.�
tells her travel stories...
Author: Jessica Maxwell
will hop on a plane at a moment�s notice to pursue
any of the world�s wonders -- from the elusive Alaskan
ice worm to the legendary taiman salmon of Outer
Mongolia -- despite her fear of flying. In Femme
d�Aventure, she recounts tales of trailing humpback
whales in the Pacific, braving whitewater rapids
on the River of No Return, chasing wild mustangs
on the Wyoming frontier and trotting the globe from
Ireland to Venice and beyond. M-m-m-m good!
Leanne P of Edmonton, Canada writes:
may not conform to a 'typical' Journeywoman guidebook
suggestion, written by women, but it's a great book.
It's called Dear Exile
-- the true story of two friends separated (for a year)
by an ocean, by Hilary Liftin and Kate
Montgomery. Just published this year, it's about
two women friends, one who goes to Africa and corresponds
for a year with her friend who's in New York. Fabulous
Alone & Love It -- A Flight Attendant�s Guide
to Solo Travel
A Journey of One�s Own -
Uncommon Advice for the Independent Woman Traveler
Travelers� Tales - A
May You Be the Mother of a
Hundred Sons - A Journey Among the Women of India
Izon�s Backpacker Journal
- tips, advice, and blank pages for the travellers�
words on books...
thought a lot about this and I have come to the
conclusion that fitting people with books is just
about as difficult as fitting women with shoes.
(Sylvia Beach, Shakespeare and Company, 1956
from the New Beacon Book of Quotations by Women)
words on reading...
at the end of the saddest, the most disappointing
and hurtful day, each one of us may come to a
quiet room somewhere, and that room her own, if
there is a light burning above white pillows,
and a pile of books waiting under the light, then
indeed we may still praise Allah, that He has
not terminated all the Delights.
(Kathleen Norris, These I Like Best, 1941 from
the New Beacon Book of Quotations by Women)
Each issue we'll
be reviewing the latest and best travel literature available.
We'll also be bringing back some of the golden oldies
that we feel journeywomen everywhere will appreciate.
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