Friday, November 19, 2010

Book 74- Queen of the Road

First, I want to say that it is not the author's fault that I took 19 days to read this book. I'm doing about 367 other things while trying to read this book (along with reading about 12 Greek myths as well as Julius Caesar and To Kill a Mockingbird for school).

Doreen Orion's memoir Queen of the Road: A True Tale of 47 States, 22,000 Miles, 200 Shoes, 2 Cats, 1 Poodle, A Husband, and a Bus With a Will of Its Own was a funny, funny, funny story of Doreen and her husband Project Nerd embarking on a cross country tour. In a bus. With their pets. In a bus. With lots and lots of martinis, which is the only way I'd leave my home and travel around the country for 1 year in a BUS!

Orion and hubby leave behind their lives and see the country, bonding with each other and seeing sights and friends. She proclaims herself a Jewish Princess of Long Island and she gave up her creature comforts, working from her bed all day in her jammies and her entire collection of shoes to travel with her husband, fulfilling his dreaming of traveling in a bus.

She's insightful and hysterical. And she gives such great recipes for many martinis.

She makes me want to be her, whether on or off the bus.

I enjoyed her book and plan on reading her others. I'm so glad she turned off the tv and got out of bed!


food for thought said...

isn't she a hoot, i got a kick out of this book, but all those cocktails on the road scared me!

food for thought said...

i spaced out if i posted this already, was looking elsewhere when i hit post and don't know if you save comments or i just dropped the ball~

glad you enjoyed her book, i think she is funny! they are going on the road permanently now too, i smell sequels!

Maggie said...

I thought she was a real hoot, too. I'll be watching for the sequel!

And I think all the cocktails on the road could be scary- thank goodness The Nerd was always driving!