Balkan Ghosts: a Journey Through History by Robert D. Kaplan
I read Balkan Ghosts by by Robert Kaplan in October 2016
Balkan Ghosts is part travel book and part history book. The author, through his travels, is able to tell the history of the Balkan area, mixing his own experiences in with the story of this fascinating region. Completed in 1990 and published three years later, it is a book about the Balkans before the horrible wars of the ninetees, when Nationalism and corrupt politicians set old Yugoslavia on fire. The book did not sell well at first, but saw an increase in popularity when Presiden Clinton was seen with the book. In fact, the book is said to have made up Clinton’s mind not to deploy troops to aid the Bosnian Moslems, a choice the author actually disagrees with.
I have always loved books, always been an avid reader. My love goes back to when I was a child, when my mum would use to read to me before I went to bed. As I have grown older my love for books have stayed with me, and now I always try to combine my love for books and my love for travel.
The Story of Sushi: An Unlikely Saga of Raw Fish and Rice by Trevor Corson
I read The Story of Sushi by Trevor Corson in May 2015
In The Story of Sushi, Trevor Corson follows a group of students at the California Sushi Academy. He stays with the class throughout their whole education, and through their classes and experiences manages to tell not only their story, but also the story of Sushi, both in Japan and in the US.