What are you #reading?

I’ve been on a hiatus, more about it on my other blog, here and here. Long story short, I was in Yangon, Myanmar, last week with no book to read.

I walked out on the pavements, and also to the Bagan Bookshop (a rather interesting little place with loads of books discarded by foreign tourists selling for a dollar or two each).

Pictured below are the books I found: all of them printed in the 1970’s, other than Orwell’s book. I read Gore Vidal, and have microwaved all the books now that I’m back: don’t want any tiny critters invading my shelves.

What about you? What have you read this new year? What books would you recommend?

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  1. Joy

    I love book stores, and can spend hours browsing books. Sadly here in Chile, I don't get to do that. Not for the lack of bookstores, they have those, but that there aren't any in English.

  2. Lisbeth Ekelof

    I also love the way books travel and what you can find in these kind of book shops or stalls. Looks like a nice collection. I didn't know about the micro waving. I would probably not have thought of the books being infested in the first place. But you are right of course. Might have to try that next time.

  3. Lisbeth Ekelof

    I also love the way books travel and what you can find in these kind of book shops or stalls. Looks like a nice collection. I didn't know about the micro waving. I would probably not have thought of the books being infested in the first place. But you are right of course. Might have to try that next time.

  4. Tonja

    I've read some Orwell non-fiction for a class I'm taking – it's brilliant. Microwaving the books is a good idea. I usually put things in a pillowcase and put it in the clothes dryer. Can't be too safe.

  5. Michelle James

    I've never heard of microwaving books. It looks like you found some great books in that little bookstore. It would be interesting to know where those books have traveled.

  6. Birgit

    I never knew about microwaving books. I would not have even thought about the critters inside books but it is so true sadly. Glad you found a little treasure trove

  7. Nick Wilford

    I love the feel of old books and old bookshops, although I sadly haven't been in one for too long. There's something about well-thumbed pages, although I agree, don't want any unwanted visitors!