#Bookreview Have Bags, Will Travel: Trips and Tales — Memoirs of an Over-Packer by D.G. Kaye (@pokercubster) Therapeutic for travellers as it shows you it could be worse! – authortranslatorOlga

D.G. Kaye's books

To finish off this week, I’m thrilled to share yet another new review for my book, Have Bags, Will Travel, reviewed by Olga Nunez Miret. Olga is a prolific author, blogger, translator, and book reviewer, so it was a wonderful surprise to find that she’d read and reviewed by book.

 

Have Bags, Will Travel D.G. Kaye

 

 

“Hi all: Today I’m sharing the review of a book by a fellow blogger who is not only the heart and soul of the party, but she’s always sharing and promoting the work of others. D. G. Kaye…”

My review:

Although I’ve been travelling more than I used to in recent years, mostly for family reasons, I cannot say I’m a seasoned traveller or one who knows all the tricks of the trade. I get annoyed by the queues at the airport, like most of us, and I always discover I’ve left something in my hand luggage that shouldn’t be there, even after checking.

Reading this book I realised that perhaps I shouldn’t complain. I am not obsessed with germs (thankfully), I’m not a big shopper, I don’t wear make-up and although I’ve managed sometimes to pack too many things, I haven’t had to carry three suitcases all by myself. The author of this very short book has all those things against her. She also remembers the good old days when travelling was more glamorous and the airlines weren’t so strict with weight limits and didn’t insist on packing the clients as if they were sardines. That for sure must add to the frustration, as at least quite a few of us have nothing to compare it with and know no better, only degrees of discomfort.

D.G. is a woman with a great sense of humour and writes the book as if she were sharing anecdotes around a table with some friends. She wonders why she always gets picked up for searching at the airport (she tries to go unnoticed but there are limits to her attempts at invisibility) and is happy to confess to her fears, her crazy shopping sprees, and her failed best-laid plans. Continue Reading , . .

Source: #Bookreview Have Bags, Will Travel: Trips and Tales — Memoirs of an Over-Packer by D.G. Kaye (@pokercubster) Therapeutic for travellers as it shows you it could be worse! – authortranslatorOlga

16 thoughts on “#Bookreview Have Bags, Will Travel: Trips and Tales — Memoirs of an Over-Packer by D.G. Kaye (@pokercubster) Therapeutic for travellers as it shows you it could be worse! – authortranslatorOlga

  1. Great review, Deb – congratulations! LOL…I’ve become way more germ conscious since working in a grocery store – in fact I could write my own little book of horrors about what I’ve seen – maybe I will someday…ha ha. So I understand the “yikes” factor when getting on a plane – especially now-a-days. And you know why you’re always picked for a search? You’re just so darn pretty – you stick out of the crowd! And if your personality is as vibrant as you look – well, that’s just like having your own personal spotlight following you everywhere. I hope you get lots of sales and good surprises from Olga’s review.

    Have a blessed and fun Sunday,
    Marianne xo

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    1. Lol Marianne, you’re so cute! Thanks for commiserating with me over germs, good to know I’m not alone! And, thank you for the wonderful wishes my friend. ❤

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  2. A great review Debby.. And I agree you have a wonderful sense of Humour and fun, or should that read Humor as you spell it.. We English have so many different ways of spelling things lol 🙂 That the spell checker is often putting red lines under my words.. LOL.. 🙂 x xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Sue. And I had to laugh about the spelling comment. It’s funny, as a Canadian we spell things similar to British, but when I began writing books, I was advised by my editor to write in American English. Through the years of book writing, it became confusing to write one way for my books and another on my blogs, so I tend to stick with American now as discipline for my book writing. 🙂 ❤

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