Welcome to A Suitcase Full of Books!
If you’re a bookworm, traveler, armchair wanderluster, or looking for a resource to bring the world of literature to life- grab a mug of tea, kick off your shoes, and stay awhile! I would love for you to join our little book-club like community! Here you’ll find literary destination travel logs, book reviews, and travel tips I wish someone had told me before I learned through mishap and adventure.
Hi, I’m Elizabeth!
I’m an Alaskan librarian & archivist. I’m a lifelong bookworm with a weakness for medieval history. I started traveling with my parents long before I have any memory of it, but with too-long a break for school and building a career, I’ve decided it’s time to dust off the ol’ suitcase, pack a journal, pen, and my next read (leaving room to pick up new ones along the way, of course!) and see those places and things that have inspired or been inspired by the novels that fill my bookcase.
“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.”
~Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest
Inspired by this quote from Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, and a dash of cynicism that comes from perhaps a few too many Bill Bryson books…
I hope to help you find your next favorite read, inspire an interest and provide understanding in the places, people, and cultures these stories are products of, and overall do my part to create a more cohesive world.
If you’re just stopping by for a good book suggestion, advice for visiting Alaska, or simply need a reference librarian or even just want ideas for archiving your family history, drop me a line, I’d love to hear from you! I do hope, however, that you’ll stay and join the discussions at the end of posts! Let’s discuss books, travel, and life!
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