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Riding on planes with books.

Hi! I just got a new job that will have me on about three planes per week (mostly domestic, short-ish flights) for the foreseeable future. Sometimes I will have work to do on these flights, but in general I anticipate a lot of sitting around in airports/airplanes. Since these flights will often happen in the middle of my workday, I can't really default to my usual sky pastime of a Bloody Mary and a nap. Can you suggest your most engaging books for tearing through during travel? I have most recently devoured short story collections by Kurt Vonnegut and George Saunders, as well as a Joan Didion novel, but I really like to read almost everything. I've got an iPad, so things I can download on Kindle would be especially welcome, as would works by lady authors.
posted by justjess on May 20, 2014 - 26 answers

How best to come calling at Downton Abbey?

Highclere Castle has become quite famous due to the success of Downton Abbey. As a result, the castle is open to ticketed tourists on particular days over the year, mostly the summer. Now, this is all well and good, but for folks visiting from across the Atlantic, a loaded question arises: Given that Highclere in and of itself is a very small village, which of the surrounding cities would serve best as a base of visiting operations for a day or two? [more inside]
posted by grabbingsand on Jan 10, 2013 - 12 answers

London book recommendations

What should I read to get a feel for London? [more inside]
posted by donajo on Jan 11, 2012 - 34 answers

Longer, place-oriented fruitcake books. Panforte?

Looking for fruitcake books strongly rooted in a sense of place. [more inside]
posted by rebekah on Apr 25, 2011 - 14 answers

Help me learn how to read in moving vehicles without feeling sick.

I envy people who can read in cars, buses and subway trains without getting nauseous. Why is it that some people can do this, while others can't? How can I be more like them? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Aug 15, 2010 - 23 answers

Let's eat and travel without leaving home

Please recommend books, movies and TV shows about food and travel. [more inside]
posted by pleasebekind on Aug 13, 2010 - 26 answers

Hooray for free stopovers.

LiteraratureFilter: this summer, my travels will take me to Copenhagen, Oslo, and Reykjavík. Please recommend fiction (either historical or contemporary) that is set in these cities and conveys the local atmosphere well. [more inside]
posted by halogen on May 11, 2010 - 13 answers

The right book for a train ride

What are good books to read on a train? [more inside]
posted by timory on Dec 23, 2009 - 40 answers

Book suggestions gratefully received.

ReadmeFilter: Desperately in need of suggestions for books for upcoming Europe trip. [more inside]
posted by kjs4 on Sep 23, 2008 - 16 answers

fun things to do alone in Chicago?

What should I do alone in Chicago? [more inside]
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel on Jul 1, 2008 - 21 answers

coral is far more red than her lips' red

Wedding readings: I'm looking for a poem or a passage that will emphasize the couple's love of travel and their focus on the environment/outdoors. [more inside]
posted by barometer on Aug 22, 2007 - 8 answers

books about india?

Can anyone recommend some good books on Indian (particularly South Indian) culture/history/politics/etc? [more inside]
posted by introcosm on Jul 28, 2005 - 8 answers

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