BOOKS I

A way to travel without leaving the place,  books give us more than information, give us perspectives, I’ll indicate some books that follow the concept of travel, including these three that are my favorites. The first, Karmatopia, I met by a friend from Rio de Janeiro, she put a quote on Facebook and I became interested and asked what book it was. A few months later, I had the opportunity to meet her in Rio, and she gave me this book, as expected, I loved it, I read it four times already!

The other two books were nominated by a friend from Ribeirão Preto, The Glass Castle struck me because until then, within my utopian vision, the nomadic and unpretentious way of life did not include any negligence, but we must remember that we deal with people and this is not easy at all. And the last book, Princess, did not impress me so much because I already lived in the Middle East for a while, but it made me miss the good parts, it is very interesting to observe the side of those who were born and grew up in such a culture, so different from ours.

  • KARMATOPIA, A JOURNEY TO INDIA_Karla Monteiro

The author moves toward India with personal motivations that we all have at some point in our lives. For six months of passage through the country, she tell us stories and curiosities of key characters and much about the daily life of a traveler are reported about a country so populous and so exotic. From the grandiose beauties to the perplexes of noticing someone following you on the street.

  • THE GLASS CASTLE_Jeanette Walls

The writer tells her personal story from childhood to some glimpses of adult life. It shows the other extreme of what it is to have a comfortable, regular life, with own house, car, children in private school. It is very interesting, goes beyond telling about a travel experience that went wrong, tells us about how it is to grow in a virtually nomadic and eccentric way within the United States always following and believing in utopian promises of their parents.

  • PRINCESS_ Jean P. Sassom

It is a true story of the Princess Sultana of the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia. In this first book of the trilogy, she tells about her childhood and about her family, shows her personality discontented within that way of living with all the rules that made no sense in her head. There is a lot of information about what it is like to grow up in a country ruled by the Muslim religion and consequently by the politics governed by the Quran’s teachings, questions about sexual violence, female mutilation and religious police are raised.

The sultana reports from her quarrels with her brother, who, as a man, received most of his father’s attention, to admiration and companionship with her sisters, family travels and how she were able to meet her future husband in person.

Soon I will post some more indications of books with questions about the subject.

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