Tattoo—Journeys On My Mind: A sampling of book reviews:
…an excellent, vividly written travel memoir in which its narrator the many trips she’s taken in her life, most on a shoestring budget but still full of adventure and memories. As someone who is passionate about travel and seeing a lot of the world, this book was right up my alley! The vignettes are also very honest—not every thing in every country is great and magical, and the author writes with humor and wit about her experiences that were less than satisfying. I also really liked how the author emphasized that she is from a working class family and didn’t get to travel because she is rich—instead, she used a lot of preparation and strategy to get the best trip for her money. If you dream of travel, love travel and like to read of others experiences, or just enjoy memoirs, I recommend ‘Tattoo: Journeys on My Mind.”
What a great read! I love the author’s laid back style. Whether you are well traveled or UNtraveled you will find this book a delight as the author takes you around the world with her to places you’ve heard of & places you’ve not. You’ll feel the searing heat or, perhaps, a much needed, gentle breeze; hear the waves, taste the local fare, get to know the animals & meet the natives as she so articulately delivers her experiences. I so enjoyed the detail she goes to length to convey about her travels. I could feel the bumpy, fast-paced sled dog ride, the fear, frustration & anger that arises when the locals try to force you to buy their wares or pay more than is due. She had some CLOSE calls! I don’t know if I would have the courage to do what she does, but Tina Marie Lamb has helped me to experience many people, places & things that I may never get to on my own by writing about her travels.
I love travel writing but a lot of the time it can sound…rehearsed. Tatoo: Journeys on my mind is just the opposite. I loved how the story jumped from place to place and that the author was reading her own work. It gave an authentic feel to the whole thing. On top of that she is witty, fun to listen to, and has a great cadence to her voice.
…a beyond interesting book the things that occur seem so spectacular or amazing that there were times where I had to check if this was a fiction or non-fiction book. I really enjoyed learning about eh life of Tina Marie L. Lamb. The things she has done in her life are amazing. The way the book was organized and led from one adventure to another was perfect and really kept me interested.
…a gorgeous collection of stories that the author describes as stories of her midlife crisis, beautifully written and gripping. The author takes readers through her adventures in life, involving a Carolina Tree House that harbors snakes and spiders, to being a captive to a Ganges River boatman and a lot more.
This is an amazing travel memoir! Lamb tells stories of inconveniences in Nepal, navigating Russian theatres, visiting caves in New York, going to cattle auctions in the western U.S., trying traditional Chinese dishes in Beijing, and many more. I never wanted it to end. I’m officially inspired to begin detailing my travels in a journal and visiting more underrated travel destinations. And the audiobook is narrated by the author, which gets an A+ in my book!
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